Introduction: Towel Rack Safe

Introduction
Here is an simple safe to hide and protect your small, but important valuables i.e. Money, Safety Deposit Box Key, Flash Drives, etc. It is hidden but in plain view, easy to access and probably the last place anyone is going to look for what you are keeping out of sight. Most bathrooms have many towel racks but only you know which one will hold the goods.

You can use this Towel Rack Safe while at home or away. Insert the items you want to protect and carry on without a concern.

Step 1: The Hiding Place and There In

The Hiding Place:
Some Towel Racks have a set screw, while others do not. You may need a small screw driver to remove the towel bar from the wall bracket.

There In:
1) *Flash Drive(s),
2) Key(s),
3) Money.
4) Anything else that is narrow or small i.e. Jewelry, Pass Codes or even Clues to a Hidden Treasure.

Skill Level:
Easy
Time to Complete:
5 - 10 min

* Future instructables stored inside.

Step 2: Open the Safe

1) Slide the towel to the other end of the Rod or Remove the towel altogether.
2) Remove the set screw if applicable.
3) Lift theTowel Rod off the wall bracket.
4) Remove End Cap from the Towel Rod.

Step 3: Insert Valuables

1) Slide in the Flash Drive(s).
2) Slide in the Key(s).
3) Slide in the Money. *Note: Fold the Money into a rectangle, use a paper clip to hold it closed tightly.
4) Slide in anything else you want.

To remove anything from the "safe", tip the Towel Rod down, anything inside should slide out.

For items that are a tight fit, you can remove the rod altogether and use a smaller rod to push the item out. The handle of a plunger may be of service.

Or you can put the tight fitting item in last so you can pull it out with your fingers easily.

Step 4: Secure the Safe

1) Replace the End Cap onto the Towel Rod.
2) Align the Towel Rod with the wall bracket,
3) Slide the Towel Rod over the wall bracket,
4) Tighten the set screw if applicable.
5) Return the towel to its original location.

Feel confident your items are secure.

Step 5: Observations and Summary

Observations
1) Slide the towel completely over the bar or leave the bar expose. Just make it look natural.
2) No need to buy any special equipment or tools. Use what already exists.
3) No renovations needed. Every home, apartment and hotel room comes with Towel Racks pre-installed.

Summary
I am satisfied with the Towel Rack Safe.

Then I saw, and considered it well. I looked upon it, and received instruction..

Comments

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BamaBabe (author)2015-11-22

will do right NOW!

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ezman (author)BamaBabe2015-11-24

Cool, Good Job!

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tonybest (author)2015-09-08

so very awesome and clever!!!

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ezman (author)tonybest2015-09-09

Thank you for your comments and compliments.

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sctirvn687 (author)2015-02-10

Great idea! Never thought of that. Thanks for posting!

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ezman (author)sctirvn6872015-02-10

Thank you for reviewing and your comments.

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ZeyLeeeee (author)2015-02-08

It's so cool!

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ezman (author)ZeyLeeeee2015-02-08

Welcome to instructables.
It's so easy, it's so simple. Thank you for your comment.

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goodforcatfish (author)2015-02-07

The same idea works well for shower curtain rods as well, slightly larger diameter. Thanks for sharing!

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ezman (author)goodforcatfish2015-02-08

Thank you reviewing and commenting. Yes, you could use a shower curtain rod.

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RobertsBooks (author)2015-02-06

cool idea. it sadly isn't a safe. but you could change it to a "hide" and it will be perfect. I never thought of doing that. good work.

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ezman (author)RobertsBooks2015-02-06

Thank you for reviewing and commenting. This is the last place most people would look for valuables. I think I could say, this place would never enter their mind. Making this a perfect safe. Which brings me to the definition of safe. Some sources define "safe" as a strong metal box with a complicated lock, for storing valuable things. But there are some sources that defined "safe" as a container for keeping articles secure from danger or loss. You are correct in that the first impression is that of a metal box with a complicated lock, but I believe there is enough evidence to support the title of this instructable. I thank you again for your comments.

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peppypickle (author)2015-01-14

Nice idea! Thanks for sharing!

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ezman (author)peppypickle2015-01-18

Really easy to do. This was completed a year ago so it has been through the evaluation period. Thank you for reviewing and commenting.

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