Friday, December 15, 2017

Keep your important items such as jewelry, cash, documents and gun safe inside this DIY secret shelf you can easily build!

Safely Stash Your Valuables In This DIY Secret Shelf

You can upgrade a decorative floating shelf you have at home, and equip it with a secret compartment. You can keep whatever valuables you want to be hidden. Like emergency money, your passport, or shockingly even a weapon to be invisible from an untrained eye! Are you ready to get started? Here we go!

 

What You’ll Need:

Tools:

  • Circular Saw
  • Drill
  • Clamps
  • Hammer
  • Arm Saw

Supplies:

  • Reclaimed Wood
  • Plywood
  • Wood Glue
  • Nails
  • Hinges
  • Screws
  • Magnetic Lock
  • Veneer
  • Latch
  • Gun Holster
  • Velcro

 

 

How To Make A DIY Secret Shelf:

Step 1: Joint Down And Glue

Step 1: Joint Down And Glue | DIY Secret Shelf Project | How to Hide Your Valuables

Trim down the sides of the shelf when making the top and bottom panels. Make sure they will fit in properly. Glue the panels together and keep them in place with a clamp. Let them dry overnight. That’s roughly around 10-12 hours.

Tip: Letting the glue dry completely will ensure its strength.

 

Step 2: Plane And Smooth Out

Step 2: Plane And Smooth Out | DIY Secret Shelf Project | How to Hide Your Valuables

Tidy up the reclaimed wood you have collected, by smoothing it out with a Jack Plane.

 

 

Step 3: Actual Box

Step 3: Actual Box | DIY Secret Shelf Project | How to Hide Your Valuables

Use your arm saw to cut the plywood into the correct lengths of your secret box compartment. Now you will need to create the box joints. This is an essential part of the box since these are used to attach the four corners of the box and give it strength.

First connect the wood parts together by using glue. Once this is done you will want to secure the adhesion by hammering in nails.

 

Step 4: Attach The Hinges

Step 4: Attach The Hinges | DIY Secret Shelf Project | How to Hide Your Valuables

Lay out the center points for the location where the hinges will be placed. Next, drill out holes and attach the hinges with screws.

 

Step 5: Panels

Step 5: Panels | DIY Secret Shelf Project | How to Hide Your Valuables

Yank the top and bottom panels a bit, to perfectly fit the splines together, and then glue. Then you will cut it to the required length and attach it to the box with glue and nails. Chisel out some portions of the wood, so as not to hit the wall when it is opened.

 

Step 6: Compartment Holders

Step 6: Compartment Holders | DIY Secret Shelf Project | How to Hide Your Valuables

If you have an emergency weapon like a gun, attach the gun holster with the help of a little latch as its holder. Attach the velcro with the use of screws to hold other items.

 

Step 7: Magnetic Lock And Key

Step 7: Magnetic Lock And Key | DIY Secret Shelf Project | How to Hide Your Valuables

Put the magnetic lock in the compartment by using more screws. Create a magnetic key out of an ordinary-looking decor.

 

Step 8: Put It Up On The Wall

Step 8: Put It Up On The Wall | DIY Secret Shelf Project | How to Hide Your Valuables

And now you’re good to go!

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