Stash your goods! Whether it’s the entrance to the Batcave hidden in a bust of Shakespeare or that compartment in your desk where you keep the microfilm, secret doors, drawers and compartments are as fun to create as they are to discover.

We want to see your best Instructable to keep things hidden. Enter any Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video instructable before the deadline to win amazing prizes, including books from Craftside Publishing! Don’t forget to show us how it works!

We’ve all got secrets. Where do you hide yours?

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), December 9, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, February 3, 2014.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Secret Doors and Compartments Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

13 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (2)

Two First Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 9, 2013 and Feb 3, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Secret Doors and Compartments Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.