Secret Drawer Compartment

Introduction: Secret Drawer Compartment

About: I MAKE in my sleep. I MAKE for keeps. I MAKE I MAKE I MAKE creative me.

This Instructable will give you ideas on how to create a secret drawer stash. All drawers are different so this is just a basic outline. The great part is that looking under the drawer wouldn't seem to be a thing that thieves and nosy kids would do. This project adds to that by disguising the fact that there is another area below the drawer.

Tools needed:
Wood Panel
Measuring Tape
Flat Edge
Kitchen Drawer

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Step 1: Let's Get Started

  1. Pull out you Drawer
  2. Measure the inside dimensions
  3. Cut your panel to fit
  4. Place your valuable inside
  5. Slide the panel into the cabinet and under the drawer
  6. Replace the drawer
It's pretty simple in the cabinets I have and very hidden. Now you know my secret hiding space. Haha.
If you are unable to slide the panel in, as I have done, there are other alternatives.
  1. You could cut the panel in half and use hinges to fold and set the wood panel into the space.
  2. You could use cardboard and wood laminate to the same effect.
  3. you could not use a panel and just stash your stuff under the drawer.
There are plenty of options. Please feel free to add your suggestions in the comment area below.

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    10 Discussions

    Tater Zoid
    Tater Zoid

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    How funny, you have amazing powers of observation. I believe I was just showing what could be stashed under the drawer.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I must say, I've been looking at the hidden storage compartments on this site and this one is truly one of the best. My background has given me lots of experiences with 'stashes'. One is always looking for a balance between speed of access, "discoverability", and storage size. This is one of the cheapest, easiest, and creative answers to this balance. Note- this wouldn't go undiscovered if professionals were looking for it, but it is one of the best I've seen here and would fool most people.

    Way to go! Keep up the great work.

    Tater Zoid
    Tater Zoid

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for this great reply. I guess I don't think like a criminal, Haha.

    Tater Zoid
    Tater Zoid

    6 years ago

    It was brought to my attention that criminals pull the drawers out when ransacking houses. This hidden compartment stays concealed when the drawer is removed. Win, win.