Hi everyone out there, I have a secret compartment that is very non-suspicious to all the CSI agents that might wander through your house and even your little brother that likes losing your keys or money.

I do not like instructables without a parts list so I will provide one for my instructable.

So this is what you need to have:

1 door stopper (like the one pictured)

A small lever device (to get the stopper off)

1 hacksaw or small wood saw (to give you a bigger space inside the stopper)

At least 1 whole read through the Instructable before you start (so you don't have to abandon the project halfway)

You also need your parents permission so you don't make the house fall down (if that happens you will have nowhere to live!)

So lets get to step #1

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Step 1: Step One

Ensure that you have permission to do this.

Confirm that no one is around otherwise the secret compartment will not be secret and we don't want that do we?
You will need to lever the stopper off (see picture above).

When finished continue to the next step (2)!

Step 2: Step Two

WOW if you have done all that so far you will have realized that the stopper is hollow and a great spot for hiding things.

So the next thing to do is put a key (or two) in the stopper and put it back on.

Hopefully it will fit, but If it doesn't fit then you will have to mark where it comes up to and take it off again using your lever.

Then you will have to measure from the mark you made to the wall and add 1mm, (in the example I need to cut 7mm) write your measurement down so you don't forget.

After you have your measurement you will need to cut off that amount. (in the example I need to cut off 7mm)
I did not need to cut anything so I don't have a picture it being cut.


After you have made your cut you will need to go to step 3

Step 3: Step 3

OK, now you have made your cut you need to make sure your goodies fit when you put the plug back on.

If it doesn't fit you will need to repeat step 2.

When your stuff fits you will need to clean up and stash your stuff and run!

I am the first person to post a door stopper as a secret compartment so please do NOT copy.

That is all and if you have any questions please ask.

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    5 Discussions


    5 years ago

    This has to be one of the cleverest secret compartments I've seen! Well done


    This is a cool idea. I'm not clear, though, on how cutting off part of the stopper will make it longer and able to hold your keys. In the U.S. I've never seen this kind of stopper - most of the ones we have are made of tightly wound metal springs or metal rods with a rubber cap on the end. Maybe I could use a short length of PVC pipe, glue a cap on one end, screw thru the cap into the wall, and place a rubber cap (like is on the bottom of a crutch) over the open end. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Reply 4 years ago on Step 3

    Cutting the stopper,

    You see the tube that is holding the money? If you shorten that it gives you more space in your compartment.

    I've not seen that design in the US but here it is extremely popular (writing this while staring at three...)

    You could definitely replicate this with PVC but make sure you have a rubber cap to still be able to be used as a stopper.


    5 years ago

    Ma house ain't gonna fall down (2 minutes later) oh shit RUN