A 3 Dollar Safe


For those that want to have a spot for stashing smaller items around the home with some sense of security; this 3 dollar safe project is for you. We have discussed a larger option for creating hidden storage spots around the home in the past; but for people with smaller budgets and only have a few tiny items they want to hide; then the video above might be the perfect solution.

The producer of the video offers the following advice and thoughts.

[quote_box_center]WARNING: Extreme caution should be used when cutting into sheetrock. There may be electrical wires, or other sensitive materials behind the wall that can’t be seen, and could be damaged when cutting. Use of video content is at own risk.

There are so many variations that could be made to this idea. I demonstrated 4 that I came up with, and perhaps the best one was the fact that you could just use the box behind your cable. If you use one of those, it’s completely free, and you don’t have to cut any new holes in your walls.

This is an awesome and practical idea. Even if everyone knew about the secret wall safe, there are so many electrical outlets in the house already it would be completely impractical for a thief to open every one trying to find anything valuable. Not to mention dangerous.[/quote_box_center]

For those on slower connections, or prefer to not watch a video; JP Video put together an excellent pictorial on Instructables.

If you need a slightly larger diversion safe; then this product below might just be the perfect solution.

Southwest Specialty Products 60001S Book Diversion Safe

  • Made from genuine product containers
  • Open book to reveal a secret storage compartment
  • Hidden Compartment is 6.5-by-4-by-1-inches deep
  • Perfect for home, office, school, travel, RV’s, and boats
  • Hide your passports, currency, documents, jewelry, account numbers, credit cards, and keepsakes

Be careful if you do end up utilizing the first option and stay safe.