Introduction: Book Safe

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People invest a lot of money buying safes to keep their stuff protected from thieves. Safes can be very expensive and there is always the option that they will be picked. An alternative solution would be the book safe, in this project I will show you how to recycle an old book and make your own hidden book storage that will be very cheap to make and will blend perfectly in your book shelve. It is also a great chance to recycle if you clean your house and you have some books you don't need..

Step 1: Materials

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For this project we will need:

- A book (I got mine from the school's library, the librarian had a few books she wanted to throw away so she was happy to give it to me).

- Glue.

- A pencil.

- A sharp knife.

- A brush.

- A ruler.

- Aluminium foil.

- Something heavy like a weight.

- (varnish might be needed).

And patience..

Step 2: Preparment to Glue

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Wrap the upper cover and a few books with foil. Now apply glue to the sides of the book, put on something heavy and leave to dry.

Step 3: Sizing

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After the glue is dry draw a rectangle on the top glued page (I left about 1.5 cm on each side).

Make sure that you make the box big enough for your stuff and not to big that the sides can break.

Step 4: Cutting

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This step requires patience.. use a sharp knife to cut the rectangle you sized. the ruler can be used to cut straight lines. If cutting the corners is hard an improvised knife will do the job.

When you reach the last page be careful not to cut through it.

Step 5: Finishing

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When i finished the box the bottom wasn't very attractive so i glued a white paper to it and sprayed the inside with varnish.

Step 6: That's It

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Your book safe is now ready to be used.

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shiraneu (author)2016-08-19

כל הכבוד! רעיון מגניב

lsutton3 (author)2015-04-03

Where did you get the idea?:)

crashzoom (author)lsutton32015-04-03

I always knew this exsited but a TV show called shameless reminded me of it..

lsutton3 (author)2015-04-03


DaddysGal22 (author)2015-03-27

A robber might steal it if it was a good book. this is awesome

crashzoom (author)DaddysGal222015-03-27

Haha my favorite comment yet. Tnx

eescalante (author)2015-03-23

and the first part with the foil papel. .. what's the use of doing it?

crashzoom (author)eescalante2015-03-23

leaving the few first pages unglued

crashzoom (author)crashzoom2015-03-23

Baking paper might work as well

Mateco (author)2015-03-17

Awesome :) thats how book geocaches are made

crashzoom (author)Mateco2015-03-17

Tnx :} :P

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