Introduction: Book With a Secret Compartment

I show how to make a book safe that can be used to hide small items. Book safes are an age old way to stash one's treasures such as the key to a safe, a private document, a flask, a gun and any other valuable that will fit inside. You can use them while traveling to hide your phone, back up cash, or other valuables from would-be thieves. They can also make a great homemade gift.

A hollowed-out book is a clever place to hide valuables. There are many companies that have book safes on the market, but why buy something that can be easily made at home with a bit of time and patience. You get to choose the book and set the depth of the safe. It's a great place to hide your valuables or impress your friends.

Puzzle glue works well but you can simply use white glue or epoxy for an even stronger hold. Have multiple blades to replace them when they become dull. This will take a lot of time but the results will be worth the effort.

Step 1: Materials


-Box cutter/ X-acto knife


-Felt/ thick paper (To line the inside of the compartment)

-Heavy objects (Weights)



Step 2: Watch the Video

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