Introduction: Secret Box Stash

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A box with a false bottom, virtually impossible to notice.

Step 1: Overview of Awesomeness

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Ever have something you just wanna stash away? Something you'd like to hide from others? Weapons, Porn, Drugs, Sexiness? Can't find anywhere good enough?
This box stash is perfect! PERFECT.

Step 2: Construction Materials & Supplies

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1. Sexiness, or something to hide.
2. Box, Drawer, something similar.
3. Supports.
a. Erasers
b. Pencils
c. Bits of wood, etc
4. Material for false bottom
a. Wood
b. Cardboard
c. Paper Mache
d. Whatever else you can find.

1. Drill
2. Glue
3. Extra sexiness, just in case you've lost yours already...

Step 3: Construction of 'box' -- False Bottom

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False Bottom

For the false bottom, you may create it out of wood, anything, just as long as it fits discreetly inside the box so nobody notices.

For my false bottom, I made panel of wood and stained it the same color as my box, which has worked quite nicely.

Step 4: Construction of 'box' -- Drilling Holes

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Step: Drilling holes

The hole you absolutely need, would be the one in the bottom to shove a pencil/pen/stick/rod/screwdriver/etc through in order to lift the false bottom.

Optional holes: In my box, I put 4 holes in the corners of the false bottom in order to prevent going against the air pressure.

Step 5: Construction of 'box' -- Supports

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Use anything you can find, just make sure it's thick enough to hide whatever it is you're hiding. They also need to be of equal height, and reasonable. For example, you can't open up a 4" drawer to find an inch of space.
Another optional suggestion would be to glue your supports into place, however it's not necessarily needed, depending on your setup.

Step 6: Construction of 'box' -- Supports 2

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Not really a step, just another picture example.

Step 7: Operation

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To open, take any pencil or rod-like-object and insert it into the hole upon the bottom of your box, thus lifting your false bottom which will in turn reveal your hidden sexiness. Lift up the lid, then add, remove, or replace any objects or materials of your choice.

Step 8: Scott

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The following is the reason why Connor wouldn't type anything, and Mr. Sexy Scott here had to do all the typing.
Not that I mind, I mean come on. I'm sexy. =D

P.S. In case you didn't notice ((Some don't)), the keys are in alphabetical order. =3


stonehenge360 (author)2008-06-14

dude that keyboard would drive me insane...but I must have should make an 'ible for that!

Lol he just popped off the keys and put them back on in alphabetical order, he said he was writing a program to make it work, but it was on his flash drive and that got broken. I've always wondered why they didn't make keyboards like that in the first place...

haha the QWERTY keyboard was designed to have the most-used letters in the most convenient places on the board. thus increasing typing speed. And I knew he just switched around the keys, I was wondering if he came up with a program to make it work tho...

batman96 (author)stonehenge3602011-10-05

I know this is really old but I just wanted to say that the QWERTY key layout was designed to slow the person typing down because old typewriter would jam if you typed to fast.

umm. it wasnt. it was developed to slow down typists because old typwriters would jam if you typed to fast. since then it has stuck.

Ian01 (author)DavidRobertson2009-07-18

Not true.

DavidRobertson (author)Ian012009-07-19

I think you'll find i'm right.

rhaubejoi (author)DavidRobertson2010-06-24

I remember being taught that in typing class. That it was to slow down the typists because they were too fast and jammed up the typewriters.

JamesTB13 (author)rhaubejoi2010-07-30

The truth is, NO ONE REALLY KNOWS why QWERTY was used. I've never heard of the typewriters jamming theory, but I do know that a big plus (or maybe a, repeat A, reason) was that typewriter salesmen could demonstrate how fast these typewriters could write. Because, as previously stated, the word typewriter is completely on the top row. Also, interesting, typewriter is the longest word you can type on one row of a keyboard.

dvnfntn (author)JamesTB132010-11-04


oops i just realized this has allready bean said

djzadjza (author)stonehenge3602010-02-01

also because typewriter sales man could show how fast it was by typing typewriter. check and see, all the letters of it (typewriter) are in the top row

its probably not worth mentioning, but the QWERTY keyboard actually separates the most used keys on the keyboard... it was designed to keep typewriters from getting stuck when two keys close together were pressed and slows down the typist... another keyboard WAS designed to speed up typing- i believe its called the DVORAC? can anyone verify that? cool idea on the false bottom...

bruno13069 (author)k_mart_shoppr2009-12-08

One feature of the QWERTY design was so that salesmen could sit down and peck out the word "TYPEWRITER" very quickly to demonstrate the ease of the machine. All of the letters are in the top row.

yes it is the dvorak that is designed to speed up typing

Numb-Nuts (author)DavidRobertson2009-04-28

any ideas on where to find one of these keyboards

the_mad_man (author)Numb-Nuts2009-08-06

the internets

He did I thought I mentioned that but I might not have... The only problem is that he kept it on his flash drive instead of his computer. Thx for the explanation about the computer.

i heard it was to keep most used buttons away from eachother so it wouldnt jam

2muchfreetime8 (author)2011-04-28

add a gasoline ignitor and this'll almost be the EXACT SAME as episode 2 of Death Note!! (where my anime fans at!!)

Cyberscann54 (author)2010-02-12

click KeyTweak and download to remap keyboard

kraM (author)2009-05-13

ok i got to say this is pretty ba

Taboo (author)2008-06-24

A pretty good idea but its hard to see what exactly it is with the lack of light ><

CapinPorcupine (author)Taboo2008-11-18

just watch the second episode of death note lol btw great instructable!

wow i relize what your picture is (i usd to watch death note )

haha yea your the first

um kind of intricate with him making a whole bomb device that blows up any one who opens it (the bx to his death note)


Lazy Ape (author)2009-01-08

I really like it. Can I kick it up a little... keep the supports, loose the hole, add a hinge on the inside to the far "short" side, and epoxy 4 neodymium magnets to the bottom of the close "short" side - all polls aligned. Put a couple more magnets in the bottom of a zippo lighter to make a door pull.

The Mollusk (author)Lazy Ape2009-03-05

Great improvements, but you would have to watch what you keep in there, if you had a magnet or anything made of iron, then it/they would probably collect on or near there (depending on the likelyhood of the object to roll and the weight), and anyone would be able to find it.

The Mollusk (author)The Mollusk2009-03-05

Oops, I didn't see that I already commented on that... Oh well, I like this responce better.

The Mollusk (author)Lazy Ape2009-02-11

Ya go for it. I just gave you a basic design. You can improve on it, and if you want throw your design on here. I bet it would get a great rating.

dodo91 (author)2009-02-20

I hope you didnt type with that! if you did, i feel bad for you.

The Mollusk (author)dodo912009-03-05

Ya, that would have taken hours. I'm glad that I never had to type on this instructable.

jlwatson (author)2009-02-27

i made something similar i use a heavy duty shoe box (it was kind of a wierd card holder thing) but i used small pieces of wood for the supports and filled it with marbles and bouncy balls from when i was younger and glued a bouncy ball on the false bottom instead of using the pen or screwdriver to open it . it blends in perfectly i also mad everyother stash thing that the mollusk created haha

The Mollusk (author)jlwatson2009-03-05

Nice. Thats even better because you don't have to custom make the false bottom or cut a hole in the real one. I didn't glue something to the bottom because i didn't want anyone to accidently open my stash.

ker-boom101 (author)2008-06-15

is it just me or is this exactly like death note?

yodog4444 (author)ker-boom1012008-12-25

no in deathnote he has it set up so if anyone tried to force it open without using the pen, everything inside would burst into flames :)

ker-boom101 (author)yodog44442008-12-26

if you read the other comments i wrote that the speakers would subsitute the self destoryingness thing

The Mollusk (author)ker-boom1012008-06-15

Lol ya, they stole my idea jk. Ya I guess it is like Death Note, I wasn't thinking of that when I made this in woodshop, it might have been a coincidence, or I might have remembered the design when I decided to add the stash

ker-boom101 (author)The Mollusk2008-06-21

you guys should try to make a collaboration to this instructable doing the circuit and the self destructivenesss ( i think tetranite would be good at it)

The Mollusk (author)ker-boom1012008-06-21

Lol, thats a bit over the top, I don't think anything you'd stash in there (drugs included) would be worth the arsen charge, besides, thres no garentee that it would be completely destroyed, so that might just make it worse.

ker-boom101 (author)The Mollusk2008-06-23

true but the circuit could trigger off a 100db speaker with flashing lights XD that sure would get everyones attention

The Mollusk (author)ker-boom1012008-06-23

Lol "CONGRATULATIONS, YOU FOUND MY DIARY" (or what ever else you choose to stash). Maybe the circuit could trigger something to distract them, or shoot a tranquilizer dart into them, 90% of the time I open mine with a screwdriver, so if I made another one with a smaller hole...

ker-boom101 (author)The Mollusk2008-06-24

or if you have illegal document inside the diaries that you will risk destroying if anyone saw it you could always triiger a tiny pin to pop a bag of black dye. forces drawer open **pop** Speaker: HAHA TRYING READING IT NOW!!!

The Mollusk (author)ker-boom1012008-06-24

Good thinking, now if I could only get an illegal document... You could also use that method if you have an actual diary that you want to keep secret.

Arbitror (author)2008-12-10

That is one weird keyboard...

gmjhowe (author)2008-06-14

nice job, works well, and is simple

The Mollusk (author)2008-06-14


The Mollusk (author)The Mollusk2008-06-14

That wasn't connor, this is scott, 'cause he can't type on my computer 'cause my keyboard is awesome and he's sexy jealous.

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