A secret hiding place DIY

Does this look like a normal cupboard to you? Well it’s not.
Or the cupboard actually is but there is something in there holding a secret. Can you spot it?

Since I can’t build a secret door in my apartment (you know you enter a bookshelf and get out in the garden) I had to do a second best thing and something my kids will love.

All you need is an old book and a sharp knife + some glue. Important to use a book with extreme quality.

Then you start to cut out a simple shape. Take some pages at the time, fold and then cut again. You professionals can even cut a hole in a shape like in the movies.

The just start to glue folks. Keep in mind that when you open the book the back will bend so close the book every once in a while to get it straight. You can even skip the glue but then your objects will fall out more easily.

– Oh my preeciouus (-you have to say this out loud – right now with a Gollum voice)



Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

a cup of emilia
February 21, 2012 at 08:10

Vilken rolig idé! :) Kramar Emilia

February 21, 2012 at 09:05

Roligt! Det ska vi testa!

Hälsar Karin & Freja

February 21, 2012 at 10:17

Della kommer att älska! Jag gjorde en på högstadiet, som fortfarande är bra att ha ibland. ;)
Isabelle: ja hon älskar den. Måste göra en till brollan nu också…

February 21, 2012 at 11:23

Go ahead and try making one because it’s really fun. If you don’t have the time or if you just want one that’s really awesome then you can get one from me……. I’ve been making these for years and I’ve made over a thousand. choose from about 100 on http://www.freehollowbooks.com right now. Oh yeh, every month a hollow book is given away for free on the site. The free hollow book for Feb is going to be listed soon……

Isabelle: Yeah it was great fun! coll stuff you can do