The Secret Dresser

Introduction: The Secret Dresser

About: I love to code and build stuff from stuff that can be found in your house (DIY) and love DIY. I am also a Judge for Instructables Contests.

When it comes to hiding stuff from your brother or just a safe place to put your wallet this is a great idea! Once you lay it down in your dresser it will look like it is just the bottom of your shelf but once you take out all your stuff from it and pull up the camouflaged handle you will find all of you stuff that you are hiding under it. This is a very simple thing to make. This should take you approximately 20 minutes to make. If you need any help or you just want to leave a comment down below. I have spent a lot of time trying to build this just perfect so if you like it please vote for it.

Supplies

You will need:

  • A hot glue gun and sticks
  • Cardboard
  • One colour of colored paper (like 4 pieces of paper)
  • 4 or 5 corkscrew (5 if you want it to be a lot stronger) (not recommended because 4 already holds up a LOT of weight.)
  • A ruler
  • A pen
  • Scissors

Step 1: Cut Out the Cardboard

The first step to do is to cut out the cardboard that you will be using. Take your ruler and go to your dresser and measure the width and length of your dresser drawer. Once you did that take a big piece of cardboard and measure with your ruler those measurements that you just took. With your pen put a dot were your measurements were. Then cut it out. I had 2 pieces because I did not have a big enough piece of cardboard. If you also do not just glue those 2 pieces together.

Step 2: Put the Paper on It

Take you piece of paper and put some hot glue on the corners of each side of the cardboard. Then lightly put the paper on the cardboard. Make sure there is no air pockets. If there isn't then glue the sides to the cardboard. If you cardboard is to big for a piece of paper than take your second piece of paper and cut it out to the right size then again follow the steps above to glue it on.

Step 3: Put on the Corkscrew

For your 3rd step you want to take your 4 or 5 corkscrew and glue them one. Take you hot glue gun and put a lot of glue on the bottom of the corkscrew and stick it on the the 4 corners of your side of cardboard without the paper (which is the bottom). If you are using 5 of the corkscrew then glue the 5th one to the middle of your cardboard.

Step 4: Cut Out Your Handle

Your second last step to completion is to make the handle. Take some extra scraps of cardboard and cut out a short and skinny (but not to skinny) piece of cardboard. Then take a scrap piece of that colour that you are using for this project and trace it out. Then you will want to cut it out. Once it is cut out, glue gun it to your piece of cardboard. Repeat this step again for the other side.

Step 5: Glue on the Handle and Put It in Your Dresser

The last step to your secret dresser is to glue on your handle. Take one of your sides of the handle and put a little bit of glue on it and put on the middle of your paper. Once you have done that stick it in your dresser shelf and put stuff on top of it. Know no one will know that you are hiding stuff under there.

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    14 Comments

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    grandboss
    grandboss

    11 months ago

    hey great .should of tried this years ago.

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    Wollitzjr
    Wollitzjr

    11 months ago

    You could just cut a finger-sized hole to lift it instead of a handle, or maybe use sock/s as handle to put secret space in sock drawer and/or rolled up pair of underwear in underwear drawer. Could even use clothes instead of paper to cover cardboard;)

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    AwesomeBanana120
    AwesomeBanana120

    Reply 11 months ago

    Hello,
    I love your GREAT ideas! Thank you for the suggestion! Suggestions are always great to help. If you want to make my project and make it please put a picture of it in the comments so I could see you make this project. You should try to make it with your suggestions? I would love to see what it would look like with your suggestions. If you want to see any of my other project hat I have created please click on this link https://www.instructables.com/member/AwesomeBanana120/.

    Have a great day,
    AwesomeBanana120

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    Wollitzjr
    Wollitzjr

    Reply 11 months ago

    I’m going to go get 5 corks and some cardboard right now! Very good idea:)

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    Rejust87
    Rejust87

    11 months ago

    I think the handle would give it away though

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    AwesomeBanana120
    AwesomeBanana120

    Reply 11 months ago

    Not really. Since this is meant to be a bottom of a dresser, once you put some stuff on top of it (like a regular dresser) the handle will not be there. You can also put some velcro on the bottom of the handle so it will be down more and will camouflage even more.

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    Kiwi Schmidt
    Kiwi Schmidt

    11 months ago

    Did you make this up yourself? Because I think I've seen this on youtube before... Cool project though, love that it uses simple supplies!

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    AwesomeBanana120
    AwesomeBanana120

    Reply 11 months ago

    Hi Kiwi Schmidt,
    Thank you for loving my project! I got some of the idea from a youtube video that my brother watched, but most of it I thought of it by myself.

    Thank you,
    AwesomeBanana120

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    ODEsigns
    ODEsigns

    12 months ago

    Very nice! I would recommend getting your hands on some balsa wood for the fake cover because it matches the dresser walls more closely and is extremely light. Overall this is a very ingenious design. Great job!

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    AwesomeBanana120
    AwesomeBanana120

    Reply 12 months ago

    Thank you and thank you for the recommendation! Because of Covid-19 I will probably be unable to get balsa wood, but maybe after Covid-19 I could get some of the balsa wood and make my secret compartment very secret. Also since Covid-19 I decided to make this like a DIY home project with the stuff that you already have at home. If you liked this one check out my home page were you can find other project that I have created and some of them have been entered to some of the contests. https://www.instructables.com/member/AwesomeBanana120/

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    AwesomePiano9
    AwesomePiano9

    Reply 12 months ago

    Your Welcome!