Introduction: Secret Compartment in a Book | the Easy Way!
There are plenty of tutorials on how to make a secret compartment in a book. However, usually it involves patient cutting of the pages with a knife. I do not have enough patience to do that, so I invented a method that I'm about to show you.
- An old book.
- A couple pieces of plywood or hard cardboard
- A bit of saran wrap
- Wood glue
- A Drill
- A Jigsaw
- A few clamps
Step 1: Find a Book
Find a book that would be thick enough for your needs. You may want to visit thrift shops or garage sales. Maybe you could use an old telephone book.
Step 2: Protect the Cover
Use food wrap to protect front and back covers along with a few pages at both sides.
Step 3: Glue the Pages
Use water diluted paper or wood glue to glue the pages so they wouldn't come loose.
Step 4: Apply Pressure
Apply pressure to the book and let the glue dry out.
Step 5: Compress the Pages
Use plywood or cardboard along with clamps to compress and protect the pages.
Step 6: Mark Guidelines
Mark guidelines to ease up the cutting process.
Step 7: Cut a Hole
Drill a little hole to insert the saw and using a jigsaw cut a hole. If your book is thicker than the length of your saw, repeat the cutting procedure from another side.
Step 8: Glue One More Time
Glue the inside of the pages, last pages and the back of a book. Apply pressure and wait a day or two until the glue will fully dry out.
Step 9: Enjoy Your Hard Work
Remove saran wrap from the front cover and hide something in your newly made secret compartment.