Repurposed Books and a Secret Hiding Place...Shhhh
If you look at this picture you may think this is a post for a great upcycled bookend. But, if you looked at the title, you would know that it’s actually the books that are repurposed. Can you see the lockbox sitting on the shelf?
We finally heeded her advice and bought one.
I’ve used this set of books before, first for “book shelves” and more recently for a chandelier. When my husband and I first got married we got a great set of old books at a yard sale for the sole purpose of filling up our then empty bookshelves. We had no intention of ever reading the books, and now that our shelves are full of books that we have actually read or want to read, those old books are slowly being repurposed…this time to hide my safe.
Use the lockbox as a rough template for where you should cut your books then make your actual cut line 1/2 inch above that line.
For the ends, leave one of the covers intact.
The mdf was clamped until dry.
Linda on Aug 25, 2018
CAUTION! Safes are "fireproof" only to a certain temperature, some nearly useless.
YIKES! Valuable or not, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle means if an item can be reused as is by others, pass it on.
FYI! Before sawing up a useless book, drill 2 holes near either squared edge of the unused (to be discarded) portion & use binder clips or cord to make a hinge for "books". Give them to a crafter or toss into your next bag of donations.
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