Secret Book Hole





Thick Book
Aluminum Foil
Exacto Knife

Step 1: Finding the Right Book

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

Step 2: Preparation for Glueing

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

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

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

Step 5: Final Touches

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



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    26 Discussions


    11 months ago

    I like the idea of your instructable. It is very clever... , but would caution anyone doing this to be very careful of the book they choose. This book looks like a large print edition the book titled, "Younger Next Year For Women." That book, in the large print edition, sells for $150.00 on ebay right now. Also, this book is a highly rated book having 4 and a half stars! There are many books that have no money value and no literary value that could be used. Old encyclopedias might be one option. Be sure to research the book on amazon and ebay before destroying it. One guy destroyed a book that I looked up and it was an EXTREMELY RARE science fiction book that was selling for $600 dollars on Amazon!

    The cloud 1808

    3 years ago

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


    4 years ago on Introduction

    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)

    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!


    4 years ago

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


    Reply 6 years ago on Step 4

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

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


    6 years ago on Step 2

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

    2 replies

    6 years ago on Step 3

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

    1 reply