DIY Fish Tank Secret Hiding Place

A secret storage under a fish tank? Brilliant idea!
A secret storage under a fish tank? Brilliant idea!

Some of the most used – and abused – secret storage areas are flower pots and rugs. Most homeowners are guilty of hiding a copy of the front door key under them. It’s common knowledge; even a crook knows where to look. I fail to see how it’s still called a “’secret” when almost everyone knows about it.

Use this secret hiding place to store money or items you wouldn't want other people to see.
Use this secret hiding place to store money or items you wouldn’t want other people to see.

The key to an effective secret storage is its ability to blend in. It should be conspicuous and “innocent” enough so as not to stand out. That’s why I really liked this idea of an under the fish tank hiding place. It can be used to store money or items you wouldn’t want other people to see.

This DIY project is nothing fancy, nothing grand. You can even make this using reclaimed materials that you have lying around. It requires basic woodworking skills, too. So if you have a fish tank at home or in the office, get to work. Build this DIY fish tank secret hiding place today.

Materials:

  • Plywood (cut according to desired size)
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray paint (color of your choice)
  • Regular screws
  • Wood glue
  • Brad nails
  • Metal shelf pins
  • Neodymium magnet
  • woodfiller

Tools:

  • Miter saw box
  • Hand saw
  • Drill
  • Sander
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Clamps
  • Hacksaw

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Thanks to cichfrk for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

 

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