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I show how to make a secret compartment in a drawer. This can be useful but is also simply awesome to have. It is pretty easy to make and at first glance will be undetectable. A secret compartment in a drawer is only obvious to the owner of the drawer and doesn't require a key or combination. It loses its secrecy only if it's easy to spot, so a good secret compartment is modestly sized and well-camouflaged. Build a false bottom to match the rest of the drawers in a set and keep it shallow, no more than an inch or two.

A false bottom is an internal partition in a container, typically at the bottom of a drawer, suitcase or similar item, enabling the concealment of objects from a cursory examination of the item's contents. A false bottom may be present if the internal dimensions of a container do not match its external dimensions after taking into account the thicknesses of constituent materials and structures used to build the object. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_bottom



Step 1: Materials

- Drawer

- Ruler

- Saw

- Wood Scraps

- Thin flat wood or other material

- Sand Paper

- Glue

- Drill

Step 2: Watch the Video

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https://youtu.be/ptkvHXia4WU

still curious as to what that steel wire looking thing is...? Cheers
Why not use a magnet to open the compartment. Glue a small piece of metal or coin on the underside of the secret compartment thWhy not use a magnet to open the compartment. Glue a small piece of metal or coin on the underside of the secret compartment then use the magnet to lift out the compartment rather than having to poke something through the hole in bottom en use the magnet to lift out the compartment rather than having to poke something through the hole in bottom
<p>You did a great job with this. The hole on the bottom is also good to allow air to escape as the false bottom drops.</p><p>Suggestions for v1.1: </p><p>1) make your supports smaller in length, they're not supporting a whole lot of mass so they don't need to be very substantial.</p><p>2) If you put the supports at the back of the drawer about 1&frac12;&quot; forward from the corner, you can use it as a fulcrum. Push the back edge of the bottom down to tip the front edge up. No more pen bits for pushing. :)</p>
what's that steel wire tool? Just curious. cheers
<p>Nice!</p>
<p>awesomeness!!</p>

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