DIY Book Box Hiding Spot

Typically cabinets get slowed down with important storage gadgets that aren’t very visually interesting. Baskets are one method to maintain issues organized and neat, however aren’t all the time the right match for the area or are missing in colour and form. This cute e-book field hiding area creates a spot for storing eyesores or additional shelf styling gadgets whereas including an aesthetically pleasing look.

They’re additionally actually discrete in order that they make a enjoyable little spot to cover one thing that you simply won’t need to be discovered on first look! Customise this challenge’s dimensions to completely suit your shelf area!


  • previous books with colourful bindings (hardback books work greatest!)
  • picket field or crate
  • wooden glue
  • ruler
  • giant fast grip clamps
  • noticed (desk noticed is most effective and your greatest guess for this one)


1. Begin by putting your books in entrance of the field and measuring out what number of you will want. Work out which of them you need to use and in what order by enjoying across the the association. Consider your completed product can be extra interesting with various e-book heights and colours. Be sure when mocking up the venture that your spines are proper aspect up!

2. After you have your books in place, measure roughly 1 inch from the backbone into the guide. Mark this line as that is the place you’ll reduce your books so that each one the spines are the identical size out from the field.

three. Minimize the spines of the middle books and put aside the books which are going for use on the surface ends of the field. Push these books via the desk noticed, backbone towards the fence to maintain all the spines evenly sized.

four. When you’re completed with the middle spines, transfer on to the two finish spines. The distinction you’ll have with these is that you simply need to maintain the face cowl of the guide on one and the again cowl of the guide on the opposite. Do that by merely holding the duvet up while you’re slicing. Cautious to be sure to are feeding the ebook within the right path for the cuts!

5. As soon as all of your spines are minimize, use wooden glue to stick them to the picket e-book. Line them up so the underside of every e-book is true on the backside of the field. Don’t overlook to attach up the back and front covers to the aspect of the field as nicely.

6. Lastly, in an effort to hold every part tight and your books from falling off through the gluing course of, you’ll be able to selected to clamp the books and the field collectively. Use giant sufficient clamps to accommodate your venture in order that the whole field and books match. Use an additional piece of wooden to carry down the books for the clamping. Depart clamped whereas glue is drying, no less than three hours is greatest.

As soon as the glue is dry, disassemble your clamps and stick your completed undertaking right into a bookshelf. Retailer additional candles or staging gadgets, papers you don’t need mendacity round, visitor room towels, or no matter you want!

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