News: Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Are you looking to hide your chests in a not-so-conspicuous way, but don't know where to start? Do you want to finally have that safe and sacred place to store your diamonds, cake and beloved treasures? This tutorial incorporates this previous week's challenge on transforming houses. If you weren't able to participate in last week's challenge, you will still be able to get a feel for what everyone did! 

Step 1 Layout

Start off by creating an 11x7 hole that is 3 blocks deep. The front of our layout will be the longer side of your hole. Keep this in mind for future steps!

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 2 Staircase

On the right side of your layout, add a staircase that is two blocks from the front. This staircase will be used for redstone later on.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 3 Setup

Taking your building material, you will want to place a line of blocks down at the very back of your layout on the ground level. Dig out the top layer of the back wall and replace it with a building material of your choice (I used stone bricks).

Decide what you would like to conceal in your secret room! I chose a double chest, crafting table, brewing stand and a furnace.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 4 Sticky Pistons

Take your sticky pistons and place them facing the sky on the line you created on the ground in the previous step. Each sticky piston should be directly in front of, and one block down, from the items you are looking to hide.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 5 Cover Up, Round 1

Cover the top of the sticky pistons with the building material of your choice. Keep in mind this will be the flooring of the inside of your house.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Fill in all the holes on the back wall with your building material.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 6 Repeaters

Add repeaters on the ground level facing the blocks below your sticky pistons. You do not need any sort of delay on these repeaters, but feel free to play around with the delays later on!

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 7 Redstone

Connect all of the repeaters to each other with redstone dust.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Over on the staircase, you will want to add redstone. The redstone should be on the ground, 1st and 2nd steps. There will be a total of 3 redstone dust placed for this part.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 8 Preparation for Inverter

Place a block (any material) one block to the left of the ending of the redstone dust by the stairs. There will be one block in between your block and the redstone dust at the back and right side.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 9 Last Repeater

At the right of your set up, face the block you just placed so that it is directly in front of you. Look down, and place a repeater with 0 delay directly behind the block.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 10 Redstone Torch

On the opposite side of the block from the repeater you just placed, place a redstone torch.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 11 Last of the Redstone

Connect the redstone at the back to the redstone torch you just placed in Step 10.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

You will notice the pistons will all activate because the redstone torch is supplying power to them constantly. 

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 12 Cover Up, Round 2

Start creating a little "room" of sorts so that you can hide your secret belongings. 

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Keep in mind that if you are hiding chests in this "room," you cannot place blocks directly on top of your chests or they will not open. There are a few exceptions to this rule, such as glass blocks, stairs, slabs, spawners, snow, ice, fences, beds, glowstone and lastly... other chests.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Finish covering up your chest storage area. The image below is a picture from behind our setup.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 13 Positioning of Future Lever

Place a block directly on top of the top stair with redstone on it. This is where your lever will be placed to expose your hidden chests.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 14 Walls

Start adding walls to your humble abode. Use the block we placed in Step 13 as a guide on where your right wall will begin.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Make it look nice, after all—it is your house!

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 15 Flooring

Using the top of the sticky pistons as a guide, start adding the floor of your house.

Absolutely no redstone should be showing, even with our pistons in their current upright position.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 16 Lever

Place your lever directly over the block that has redstone on your right wall.

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Once the lever is in position, flip it to reveal your goods!

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

When you're done in your chests, always remember to remove the lever. I recommend not using a different block type to mark where your lever should be placed. This is generally a dead giveaway, and is basically inviting people to steal your treasures!

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 17 Camouflage

Set up your house like you normally would without your hidden chests. This will tell visitors that all of your goods are right here, and will usually keep them from looking any further!

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Decorate your house just like you normally would. Keep in mind that even if you have a bed and/or half slabs in front of your secret openings, you can still access them!

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Step 18 Lastly

Add the finishing touches to your house! And don't forget to break the lever and take it with you when you're ready to go exploring!

Hide Your Secret Stash with a Completely Invisible Redstone Trigger

Questions for the Audience:

  • Were you able to follow this tutorial without confusion?
  • How are you with redstone? Still learning? Or more advanced?
  • Did you incorporate a similar design into your Weekly Challenge build?
  • Is there anything you're wanting to learn, have any tutorial suggestions?

I would love to hear a few words from the audience, so please... don't be shy!

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9 Comments

I'm not a fan of having to add levers or buttons or torches to a block to activate hidden redstone. I know it's easy and on PVP servers it's kinda needed but for myself I prefer Block Update switches lol I know its the same thing having to hoe a block of dirt or add feul to a furnace but I like the hidden yet still in plain sight kinda thing. I know I'm weird. TGF

You are not weird at all!
I feel the same way! But the furnace stuff dont in the multiplayer server. -.-

It's sketchy. That's why I use a dirt block and a hoe Bud Switch.

I've been playing Minecraft since November of last year and know all the mechanics, crafting recipes, smelting, enchantments, etc, but still can't figure out redstone. Though I can make a TNT cannon...

What texture pack is that? Doku? or... what?

This setup is poor. Instead of having obvious holes in the wall, make the wall go downward with an inverter, instead of the objects coming upward. From what it looks like to me you have it set up to push everything upward.

ignore my last comment. Sorry! I looked at the setup wrong. I apologize!

You can also hide secret rooms behind lava if you need to

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