|You'll never find my stash!|
I've always wanted a hideaway book. I don't know why, it's probably not the best hiding place. But it seemed like a fun project and a good use for an unwanted book.
I searched my bookcase and found an old dictionary. The internet has pretty much made printed dictionaries obsolete, so why not do something useful with it. I started by sealing all of the edges together with Mod Podge. I weighed it down while it dried.
|sealed the edges|
|Laid out the cut.|
|Started out nice and clean...|
|...finished ugly. Hopefully, no one will ever see the inside ;-)|
Once I had the book hollowed out, I vacuumed out the debris and sealed the edges with more Mod Podge. To hold the book closed, I used a pair of neodymium magnets. I drilled a hole and epoxied one magnet in the hole and the other magnet to the cover. The magnets are strong enough to hold lots of weight.
|magnet set in pages|
Back in the bookcase it goes. Now if only I owned anything of value to put in it...
|My secret is safe.|