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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. Project Steps

    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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