Key Secure Compartment With Concealed Door and Magnetic Locks

Introduction: Secret Secure Compartment With Concealed Door and Magnetic Locks

Welcome to my third Instructable.

A week ago I became in a buddies household in which he revealed me personally a looking that is sturdy in their home business office which he had bought second-hand for close to absolutely nothing. It had a secure secured in to the base from it but as my buddy pointed out it had been on complete display to anybody who launched the cabinet doorways rendering it not to safe after all. Whenever I saw it I right away considered the Fix-It competition that I’d seen on Instructables and thought that repairing the difficulty using the safe being visible will be good update task to publish. a real wife My friend ended up being fascinated thus I took some dimensions and returned a days that are few with a few materials and tools.

The master plan would be to change the 2 existing shelves which are not good anyhow because they had a huge space during the straight back, with two brand brand new full size racks and fit a concealed door as you’re watching safe in the bottom of this cabinet with a few types of disguise and a entirely invisible fastener.


We visited the discount part of IKEA where they often times offer extra racks or panels from their flat pack furniture and kitchen areas. I discovered two identical black colored shelves that had been a touch too big but might be cut to size.

In addition got some 2″x1″ planed timber from a equipment shop, a brief little bit of 8mm dowl, some screws, some medium size rubber orings and 4 tiny neodymium that is cylindrical.

My device package is limited so we made do with all the after:

Handsaw, little battery pack drill, screwdrivers, razor blade, timber saw on a penknife, ruler and pencil.

Step one: Exactly How the Concealed Magnetic Lock Works

We made a Sketchup type of the door while planning exactly exactly how it might work and settled in the design into the images. We thought about having magnets that are horizontally moving very very very first but tests revealed that the friction had been excessive unless the ‘operating magnet’ had been very close which it may never be because of the depth regarding the home. Thus I settled for a type that is vertical with gravity to greatly help shutting the lock.

The low of this two racks sits together with the safe as well as the hinged door slips in under the front side associated with rack. The mechanism that is locking two cylindrical magnets which sit half in a bit of timber connected to the door and half in a bit of timber connected to the rack over the home a lot like a shear pin stopping the doorway from starting away. Two more magnets whenever added to the surface of the rack over the hinged door locks raise the magnets up out from the block connected to the home and fully to the recess into the block connected to the base associated with rack permitting the doorway to start down.

Step two: Making the New Shelves

The 2 black colored racks from IKEA would have to be cut right down to the dimensions of the cabinet.

The top rack then simply sat in the little metal supports through the old racks. The reduced rack would definitely take a seat on the top of safe it to be secured in place so I needed to cut and attach some pieces of the 2×1 to allow. We additionally connected the top of area of the magnet operated door lock and a door stay in the centre regarding the rack so your key home might have one thing to stay up against whenever into the position that is closed.

Into the photo the 3 securing obstructs are those with screws sticking away from them. Then for each side there was one block for the magnetic lock and at the heart there clearly was a home end block.