Don't step in the mystery hole! December 26, 2011 2:48 PMSubscribe
What could be the purpose of this mysterious hole in the middle of my brother-in-law's living room floor?
The hole was there when they bought the house a few months ago and is cut out of the carpeting and subfloor. It's obviously not professionally done, but someone put some thought into it, even cutting out a finger hole to pull up the insert and attaching the carpet pad to the back of the carpet plug. Down in the basement, the hole opens near the bottom of the stairs. Someone later screwed a board under the hole, presumably for safety reasons. We have no idea what held the round wooden section in the hole originally, but it seems like it was made to be removed via the finger hole. Any ideas what this hole was for?