Delno, a maker from the Twin Cities, MN, built this guy above…which looks like a simply plywood box with a lightbulb inside. But, the project is actually a great experiment in hiding secret compartments inside plywood….and this rather small shape is clandestinely housing a surprising amount of stuff.
Look at all that hidden storage:
The designs are meant to be extrapolated and improved upon, so if you want to make an entire plywood desktop, the general concepts should be the same. Check out the video below for a quick demonstration of the lamp, then let’s start building…
This screenshot from the video shows just how much he managed to store inside:
Check out all the cool tricks and watch this thing come together at Instructables: Secret Compartment Plywood Lamp
For the ManMade take on building hidden bookshelf compartments, check out my tutorial: How to: Make a Secret Bookshelf Stash and Storage Spot