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I have some really nice pearls, yet no place to keep them safe.  Then I saw this (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Hollow-Book) on Wiki How.  Yes, the perfect idea.  I went to the “Book Store” at our local library.  They sale used library book there, $1.00 of hard bound and 25¢ for paper backs. Since my personal library contains mysteries, science fiction and religious books, I picked up a big, thick, hard bound science fiction book for my project.   So this is how you can create a hollow book for hidden storage of special things.

Step 1:

Supplies:
A hard bound book (your choice of size)
Craft knife with extra blades
Metal ruler
Pencil
Paintbrush
White glue (I used Mod Podge)
Tape
T-shirt shopping bags (you could use plastic wrap, or plastic bags)
Does it have to be hard cover? Or is it just easier to do this then a soft book <br>Thanks
<p>hard cover is the best but if you don't have one or your too lazy to buy one like me then go with soft coverings</p>
Hard cover is heavier, this sturdier, yet since you glue the pages together you could do it with a paper back book. Thanks for commenting.
<p>thanks it realy helped i am going to put my phone in the one i make so i can text in class</p>
<p>Same</p>
I picked up an old copy of Robinson Crusoe from a thrift store for a dollar or two and now it sits on my shelf, ready to conceal whatever small things I decide to store in it. Great Instructable.
I loved this idea!! Can a box cutter work to cut the pages?
this is a perfect idea to hide many stuff, awesome!
love your work, you've been featured: <br>http://secretbooksafe.com/diy-hollow-book-safes/
Thanks, I am honored.
Great tutorial. I just posted a <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Secret-Book-Hidden-Compartment-Spy/" rel="nofollow"><strong>video</strong></a> on Instructables on the same subject (I made the video about 5 years ago when I had a Spy Gear website). Be careful, HowCast will rip you off! They stole one of my video ideas.
Very cool! When I made a hollowed out book for a christmas present, I drilled 4 small holes in the pages for the corners, that helped keep them even. I started out using a knife like you but switched to a dremel tool. The inside of your book looks much more neat and clean, nice job!
thanks for the idea of a dremel tool, i would have never thought of that. sounds way faster. good idea.
Thanks for looking and commenting.
I built one of these years ago, but I didn't think to glue the pages, so it didn't work very well.
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