Introduction: Secret Drawer (Build a Secret Fake Bottom to a Drawer)

Have you ever wanted a place to just hide or store stuff? Well this is a secret compartment you would enjoy! You could hide papers, money, or anything you want it to be. This drawer is extremely simple to make and you won't be disappointed. Good luck on making this and enjoy!

Step 1: The Measuring

Measure the dimensions of your drawer so you will know where you will need to cut.

Step 2: Draw

Draw your lines after you take your measurements.

Step 3: Clear a Space

Clear a space so you can begin to make your cuts.

Step 4: Clamp the Wood

Clamp your wood down in a safe area so you may begin to cut.

Step 5: Cut

Cut along the lines of your measurements.

Step 6: Remove Clamps

Remove clamps and take your finished fitted wood to the drawer area. 

Step 7: Sand

Sand down to secure a good fit. 

Step 8: Put on the Nails

Nail under the half way mark out the drawer in the four corners to hold the fake 1 and 1/2 inches from the bottom.

Step 9: Test the Board

Test to see if board holds properly. 

Step 10: Put Drawer Back

Add drawer back to shelf. 

Comments

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grannyjones (author)2014-02-03

How do you get the panel back out?

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LillyR1 (author)grannyjones2016-08-18

You can put a small hole in the bottom of the actual drawer, near the front, so you can put a pen through it. When you want to get the panel out, just push a pen through it so one half lifts and you can grab it. ( I suck at explaining things like that. Sorry. )

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grannyjones (author)LillyR12016-08-18

Don't feel bad about the three year delay. The can opener was not invented until 100 years after cans were. (((Them must have been some OLD beans!)))

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You can use a side mechanism that will lift the piece (a fake nail that lifts) and that is a quick way to get it out. If you're looking for a more secure fit like a glass piggy bank you can make it snug.

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caleman (author)2014-02-05

i am amazed its awesome i love this invention so much i will get my lawyers here to sue you for no reason

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