Sneaky Receptacle Hiding Spot.

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Introduction: Sneaky Receptacle Hiding Spot.

This is my first instrucable, so go easy.

I am a contractor by trade, and one day as I was replacing a receptacle and found a drill bit in the box. I thought it would be a great hiding spot.

You don't need many tools for this either, which makes this even more handy.

Step 1: Marking the Walls and Cutting.

The next step is to locate a stud.

You can use a stud finder or you can look for nail pops like in the picture.

Once you have located that, you need to mark and cut out the drywall for the box to fit.

Trace around the box, to get an accurate measurement, and then cut out a hole .

Step 2: Attaching the Box.

Once the drywall has been removed, push the box in and attach it to the stud.

I had some drywall screw lying around and so used those. Those don't matter too much.

Once secured, put in any small valuables that need to be hidden from prying eyes. This is great for credit cards, cash or jewellery.

I have my monopoly stash in there with my wifes' bracelet.

Step 3: Finish.

You can then install the plug with cover plate or a blank plate for a little more space.

You don't have to worry about any electricity since this is a blank.

I thank you for reading, and if you like it please vote for it for the hidden contest.

Thanks.

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    18 Discussions

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    Jay H
    Jay H

    3 years ago

    Thanks for the idea! Such an easy and simple secure storage area that could be as big or as small as the wall allows.

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi there,

    No worries, thanks for reading.

    Ya, it’s kinda thinking outside the box.

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    IM17
    IM17

    3 years ago

    You can get a box that's like the Tardis - bigger on the inside, which has another advantage: it can appear empty even if the plate is removed. Your money or microSD card can be taped "around the corner" and out of sight.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1-Gang-17-cu-in-Shallow-Old-Work-Box-B117RSWR/202077341

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    I had to look that up, I had no idea what it is.

    I also am not sure what it would be used for, but I agree with you, that is a great idea. Plus its a little bigger, can store more stuff in it.

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    LegoSurvivor
    LegoSurvivor

    3 years ago

    but what if someone tries to plug somthin into it.

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hehe, that's a good point.
    Maybe a telephone jack would be better, no-one uses a landline anymore.

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    3 years ago

    Cool

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hehe, thank you. Apprecaite it.

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    mrwonton
    mrwonton

    3 years ago

    noice

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    Why thank you kind sir.

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    MariaReyes95
    MariaReyes95

    3 years ago

    gotta keep that monopoly money hid

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hehe, you know it.

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    BinbinK1
    BinbinK1

    3 years ago

    Wow impressive

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi there,
    That's very kind of you, thanks.

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Not many people would think to look there and fewer still would be carrying a screw driver on them.

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hello,

    That’s what I was thinking.

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    monster in house
    monster in house

    3 years ago

    you did it nice bro... keep it up ,

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    Monzi
    Monzi

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi there,

    Appreciate it, thank you.