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:

A hard bound book (your choice of size)
Craft knife with extra blades
Metal ruler
White glue (I used Mod Podge)
T-shirt shopping bags (you could use plastic wrap, or plastic bags)
<p>thanks it realy helped i am going to put my phone in the one i make so i can text in class</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.
Does it have to be hard cover? Or is it just easier to do this then a soft book <br>Thanks
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.
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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