Introduction: Secret Book Hole

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Thick Book
Aluminum Foil
Exacto Knife

Step 1: Finding the Right Book

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Your book Should be Between 1 and 2 inches with a hard cover.

Step 2: Preparation for Glueing

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Take a piece of Aluminum foil and place about 15 pages in from the cover.
Then fold ends over the cover.
Repeat process for the back of the book.

Step 3: Glueing

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Put glue on a paper towel.
Apply the glue to the 3 sides of the book that are showing pages.
Place something heavy over the book and let the glue dry for 5 hours.

Step 4: Cutting

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Cut out the center of the book leaving a 1 inch margin around the edge.

Step 5: Final Touches

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Place jewels, important items in the book and store in your bookcase.


The cloud 1808 (author)2016-03-29

but... but why a book the book didn't do anything to you. Lol love the idea

moe0901 (author)2015-03-09

Does anyone else see themselves doing this with a Twilight book? for it is of no use other than to destroy the fate of humanity by turing awesome stalkers of the night into fairies that live in the forest and sparkle in the sunlight

(sorry for any harsh opinions)

linda.mortensenwicklund (author)2015-01-28

Very important note. DO NOT let your souse give away your old books to the Goodwill!!!!! I used a volume of an encyclopedia set and tucked it neatly in with the others, only to come home one day and find the whole set gone! but over all it is a great Idea!

Mrasore (author)2014-09-10

Works great for stashing away my prized possessions but had a hard time with the edges

19freemans (author)2014-02-18

oh ok guythebuilder

ccole1 (author)2012-06-04

how do you cut it?
any suggestions?

Xthinker (author)ccole12012-06-16

When I do this we cut it with an exacto knife over and over again until it goes to the deepness we want.

guythebuilder (author)Xthinker2014-02-17


guythebuilder (author)ccole12012-06-08

with an exacto knife knife
could also use an oscilatating cutting tool

19freemans (author)2014-01-23

so what is the Aluminum foil and glue for???

guythebuilder (author)19freemans2014-02-17

Glue makes the hollow pages one solid mass.
Aluminum foil makes it so you don't spill glue on the rest of the book.

HusseinZayour (author)2014-02-16

xthinker its called depth

bellavina22 (author)2014-02-02

That is a really good idea

ndiscann many (author)2012-10-17

Chris Rock brought me here ;)

ninjasamurai (author)2012-05-29

LOL... now no one will ever be able to find my secret stash! MWAHAHA!.... this is a seriously good idea


HEY, HEY, HEY! How come only two people commented on this.... its such a good idea.

Xthinker (author)2012-06-16

What if a book thief comes!!!!

Servelan (author)2012-05-29

Do you mean one should apply glue to the outside edges of the pages? And how did you cut the pages? Exacto knife?

guythebuilder (author)Servelan2012-06-08

Yes and I cut the pages with a utility knife

fozzy13 (author)2012-05-30

I totally beat you to this one : )

I published mine the day before this one was published.. But yours was under the 'popular' section of the home page.  Good luck in the contest : )

Javin007 (author)fozzy132012-06-01

Yes, and you were beaten by almost a week by lime3d, and he was beaten by craftknowitall who made one in April, who was beaten by AbyssBrandon who made one in February, who was beaten by... Heck, we've got "hidden book holes" going all the way back to 2009 and 2006. I think this one's probably been done to death, folks. Do a quick search on instructables before reposting one that someone's already done a few dozen times over.

robbtoberfest (author)Javin0072012-06-04

It is always nice to have more perspectives.

guythebuilder (author)fozzy132012-05-31

thanks you

good luck to you too in the contest

fozzy13 (author)Javin0072012-06-01

Fair enough sir : )
If I didn't think my method of doing it was different, I wouldn't have posted it.
: )

albertkelley25 (author)2012-05-30

your secret is save with me the secret of where you hide your ones just kidding

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