A cavity with padded fabric inside.Making a Padded Fabric Interior

Add a classy padded, fabric-covered interior to hide your stuff in style! It's also the perfect way to cover up any mistakes or imperfections in the cavity. These instructions start with a finished book safe, so it's good for both hand-made and scroll saw methods.

Showing a background imageAdding a Background Image

Spruce up the inside of your book safe with just a few extra (and extra simple) steps. This tutorial is formatted to accompany the Hand-made Method, but it can also work for any scroll saw method.

Nailing a book togetherThe Nailed Method

This technique is for hand-made book safes, and it fixes the book to a board while you're cutting, making it easier to get clean, straight walls on the inside cavity. It's especially good for large hardcovers and paperbacks of any size.

A hammer, wood, and large finishing nails are required.

Inside a paperback bookUsing a Paperback Book

Yes, you can use a paperback book when cutting a book safe by hand! It won't look as good as using a scroll saw, and it's not as easy, but it can be done with these instructions.