Introduction: Whisky Bottle Couch Cache
How do you avoid that your friends use your best single malt whisky TO MIX IT WITH COLA?!
No more inviting them? They'll jump in without invitation...
Shooting them? They're quite resistant. And they'll shoot back...
Banning the cola from your house? They'll bring it with them...
'Why not just hiding the bottle?' I thought.
Last year we got a couch from a couple of friends. Since it had been used for years as scratching pole for their uneducated cats my wife didn't mind that I intended to customise it to meet my alcoholic needs & prevent another pillage from our even more uneducated friends...
All you need for this project is a couch with large armrests & some demolition gear.
Step 1: Demolition
Depending on the type of couch you have you'll have to find out the best way to get a hole in the armrest.
After removing a part of the canvas cover I found out that our seat was made of chipboard & cardboard - high ikea standards.
I used a clock drill to make a hole in the front & a few chisels to cut away one of the vertical sections inside the armrest.
Step 2: Tubing
When you remove a part from the interior you'll weaken the structure.
So, seat needs reinforcement!
Look out for a piece of pvc tube of whatever tube that can contain your bottle and can be slided in the armrest.
Some glue, some foam, some patience and almost done is that cache.
Step 3: Finishing
Use some textile & medical tape to restore the zone you've savagely destroyed and finish that hole.
Slide your favorite bottle in the cache & reset the cover (the light was just for fun).
Next time your friends will search everywhere again, not knowing that the treasure is just under their nose...
I hope my friends will never read this I'ble...
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