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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fill in all the holes on the back wall with your building material.
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!
Step 7 Redstone
Connect all of the repeaters to each other with redstone dust.
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.
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.
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.
Step 10 Redstone Torch
On the opposite side of the block from the repeater you just placed, place a redstone torch.
Step 11 Last of the Redstone
Connect the redstone at the back to the redstone torch you just placed in Step 10.
You will notice the pistons will all activate because the redstone torch is supplying power to them constantly.
Step 12 Cover Up, Round 2
Start creating a little "room" of sorts so that you can hide your secret belongings.
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.
Finish covering up your chest storage area. The image below is a picture from behind our setup.
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.
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.
Make it look nice, after all—it is your house!
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.
Step 16 Lever
Place your lever directly over the block that has redstone on your right wall.
Once the lever is in position, flip it to reveal your goods!
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!
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!
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!
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!
- Were you able to follow this tutorial without confusion?
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