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Secret Hidden Book Storage Box

  • September 18, 2017
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Hide valuables in plain sight! Make this secret hidden book storage box with just a few tools and supplies.

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    1. Step: 1

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      First, build a box. We used scrap plywood and simply constructed the box using pocket hole joinery. You can also use glue and nails. The RYOBI cordless brad nailer is a great tool for this. Our box measures approximately 12 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 9 inches tall. You'll want to make your box according to which books you choose to use, as well as the height/depth/width of your bookshelf.

    2. Step: 2

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      We tried different methods of cutting the book binding. The RYOBI reciprocating saw worked best. Clamp each book to your workbench and cut through it with the saw.

    3. Step: 3

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      Use the RYOBI hot glue gun to attach the book bindings to the box.

    4. Step: 4

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      Be sure all the spines are facing the right direction (not upside down!).

    5. Step: 5

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      Finally, use the reciprocating saw to cut through only halfway through the two books on the ends, so that the sides of the box will be hidden.

    6. Step: 6

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Secret Hidden Book Storage Box

by The House of Wood
Sep 18, 2017
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Hide valuables in plain sight! Make this secret hidden book storage box with just a few tools and supplies.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 1de5b719 4836 4f82 8f33 a3c7ebd3ee96

    First, build a box. We used scrap plywood and simply constructed the box using pocket hole joinery. You can also use glue and nails. The RYOBI cordless brad nailer is a great tool for this. Our box measures approximately 12 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 9 inches tall. You'll want to make your box according to which books you choose to use, as well as the height/depth/width of your bookshelf.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 8239d252 784c 415c b954 50882dfc589e

    We tried different methods of cutting the book binding. The RYOBI reciprocating saw worked best. Clamp each book to your workbench and cut through it with the saw.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 389bb7e3 dec0 4eb2 9f60 e748ca636f44

    Use the RYOBI hot glue gun to attach the book bindings to the box.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 16e26622 b37b 463f b307 ab1336a56549

    Be sure all the spines are facing the right direction (not upside down!).

  5. Step: 5
    Huge dcbb296c f836 4cde b2b7 0c0fa76f73a5

    Finally, use the reciprocating saw to cut through only halfway through the two books on the ends, so that the sides of the box will be hidden.

  6. Step: 6