DIY Hacks & How To’s: Make a Multi-Book Secret Compartment

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Make a Multi-Book Secret Compartment

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You are probably already familiar with the classic “Secret Book Compartment” project. There are variations of this project all over the internet. There have even been a few version that been featured in Make Magazine articles as well as on the Make YouTube channel.

The basic concept of a secret book compartment is simple. You hollow out a large book and you use the cutout space to hide stuff. Unfortunately, most versions of this project have one major problem. You can only hide objects that are smaller than your book. However it is possible to hide larger objects by combining multiple books into one large multi-book container.

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My name is Jason Poel Smith. I have an undergraduate degree in Engineering that is 50% Mechanical Engineering and 50% Electrical Engineering. I have worked in a variety of industries from hydraulic aerial lifts to aircraft tooling. I currently spend most of my time chasing around my new baby. In my spare time I make the how-to series "DIY Hacks and How Tos."

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