Red Oak Box with Hidden Secret Compartment

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Project by RyanJames posted 01-22-2015 07:44 PM 2499 views 3 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little box has a secret, compartment that is… I lined the bottom of the box with scrap wood (1 and a half inches tall). Then I covered another piece of scrap wood with red felt. The felt covers the piece that lays over the scrap wood, creating a false bottom. I did not put scrap wood on one side of the box, so when you push down on the felt covered false bottom, the piece slides down revealing the secret spot. The felt makes the wood piece very snug and you have to push really hard (in the correct spot) to reveal the hidden compartment. You can throw the box around and the piece will fit securely and snugly (thanks to the felt!). The hidden compartment is about 1 and a half inches tall so it can fit smaller valuable items. Also it is small enough so it does not appear too suspicious. Hinges were added to the lid after the pictures were taken for a more finished look. Overall, this heavy oak box can serve as more than a decoration, with the easy installation of a hidden compartment!

-- -Ryan James

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