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« on: June 06, 2009 04:30:49 PM »

   A couple months ago, I bought a huge, hardcover copy of 'The Stand' from a Thrift Store, planning on reading it because, well, Stephen King is a genius. Unfortunately, it sat on my shelf for a while, and after taking a look at the overgrowing number of books in my 'to read' pile, i decided that I probably wasn't ever going to get to reading the 1500 page novel. So, i decided to turn it into a book safe with a tutorial that I found here, http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1356 .

    This is what I started with. Notice how thick the book is.. That give extra room for whatever you choose to store.

   Then after some cutting and a broken exacto knife..

   And then finally, the finished product.
   I probably could have done a better job gluing the velvet and ribbon down, but the fabric was surprisingly hard to work with, and i got tired of having to peel it off and re-glue it.

   A final measurement gave me a depth of 2 inches in the book, which leaves a tonne of room. Now I just need to figure out what to put inside it....

   And the best part, ? I love Stephen King. So my new Book Safe fits perfectly, and inconspicuously on my bookshelf !

   Thanks for looking !
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009 04:56:44 PM »

That's really cool. I've always wanted to make one....but I can't harm books. I love them too much. I'd have to make a fake one. Very cool though.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009 06:04:57 PM »

Very nice. I don't think I could sacrifice a book I might actually read though. It's also pretty rad that it's camo-ed within a forest of similar books. Maybe I'll murder an old textbook to make one...I mean, I can never sell them back anymore because they never use the same ones for more than one school year anymore it seems and besides, who would go looking for pot in O-chem book?

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009 07:03:53 PM »

I laughed so hard I almost cried, because I was ready to rip my hair out less than 1/4 of the way through that book.  Trust me, you put it to much better use than I ever did mine.  But in all seriousness, congrats.  It came out really well. 

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009 07:41:10 PM »

tHIS ROCKS! i have always wanted one of these!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009 08:04:04 PM »

You should read it, I have 3x it's a great book. I love the safe nicely done.


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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009 08:27:01 PM »

I was just looking at some of these in a shop, thinking I could surely put some of my book stash to use.  However, most of their sales were of books that were cut out in the shape of a flask (or a handgun).  That got me to wondering... Do the younger folks take their drinks to school in a seemingly harmless book?Huh  I was thinking of making one to stash the remote on a side table.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2009 09:28:15 PM »

what an awesome job! I am kinda sad to see the book being unread, as I love it... but it is the kinda book that turns into more a dust catcher than anything else. At least it's being used now Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2009 11:50:17 PM »

i love book safes! but...

that book's amazing. i'm re-reading it for the....at least 4th time. it's my current ode to swine flu!

i'm thinking about turning a stephenie meyer book into a book safe myself! (but that would involve me buying one. which would involve her getting money. so i will wait til it's at a thrift store! Wink)
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2009 05:50:52 AM »

That's awesome! I've always wanted one of those safes! How long did the cutting take you? It seems a bit scary.

i'm thinking about turning a stephenie meyer book into a book safe myself! (but that would involve me buying one. which would involve her getting money. so i will wait til it's at a thrift store! Wink)

I think I love you Wink God knows Breaking Dawn is thick enough for a safe. And it would certainly be an improvement.

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