8 DIY Secret Hiding Places

8 DIY Secret Hiding Places

Fake rock in the garden, cash under the mattress, passport in the sock drawer? If you’re using any of these places to hide your valuables, they are very likely to get stolen! Check out our post on worst places to hide valuables for the full explanation.

In this post, we explore the 8 best DIY hiding places to keep thieving mitts away from your valuables!

1. Retro photo frame stash box

Difficulty: Easy

This super simple solution will stylise your home and keep thieving hands away from your valuables! All you need is 2 screws, a video cassette case and a nice photograph to display. Simply slot the photograph behind the clear plastic cover and screw the back side of the case to the wall as shown below. Install a few of these “frames” for extra security.

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2. Secret Door Stash

Difficulty: Easy

What does the top edge of your utility closet look like? Chances are you’ve never thought to look…  This simple but clever solution is the perfect place to hide money away from prying eyes. The full installation instructions can be found by here.

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3. Air Vent Stash

Difficulty: Easy

Now you see it, now you don’t… A clever invention by Hidden Safes turns an ordinary air vent into the perfect hiding place for valuables. Create your own or order online to set up in minutes!

http://hiddensafes.com/ventsafe.htm

http://hiddensafes.com/ventsafe.htm

4. Multi Page Secret Book Compartment

Difficulty: Easy

A popular concept taken to the next level! This DIY secret book project overcomes the size limitations of similar guides, allowing you customise the size to your needs. Watch the video below for a step by step guide.

5. False Bottom Drawer

A classic Hollywood hiding place! All it takes is a plank of wood and 2 small hinges. Install one of these in your kitchen for maximum security. We have yet to hear of a burglar stealing cutlery. Instructions available here.

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http://www.instructables.com

6. Wall outlet safe

Difficulty: Medium

This wall outlet safe will protect your valuables better than any other. Clean, simple and 100% burglar proof! Watch the video below for a step by step guide to create it from scratch.

7. Secret Compartment Chess Board

Difficulty: Hard

This may look like a regular chess board safe…but it’s not! In order to unlock this bad boy, you need to move the chess pieces across the board in a particular way for the compartment to open. Want to make your own? Check out this guide for instructions on how to make it from scratch.

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http://makezine.com/

8. Secret Door/Bookcase

Difficulty: Hard

The fascination with secret doors has been around for decades. From Victorian castles to Indiana Jones movies, everyone loves the thrill of these inventions. Here is your chance to create your own; full instructions in the video below.

With this unique list, you no longer need to hide your cash in the freezer! Remember, the more hidden the hiding place, the less chance someone will think to look.

Have a hiding place you want to share? Tell us in the comments below!

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