A book safe is a simple and everyday kind of diversion safe and this simple but effective device can help keep valuables safe and out of sight. This article will delve into what a book safe is, as well as what its common uses are. Knowing where to buy a book safe, and knowing what to look for beforehand can save a lot of time when shopping around. Those who are very handy can even create book safes from an old book, using materials found around the home.
A book safe is a safe that is disguised as a book. To the untrained eye this kind of safe will seem to be just an ordinary book, and this is a part of why this diversion safe is so effective. The book safe either contains a lockbox inside, or it is a real book that is hollowed out so that items can be stored inside. Book safes are most commonly used to store valuables such as firearms, jewelry, identity documents, keys, or even money. Quite a few online stores have book safes for sale and the prices tend to vary from anywhere between $5.00 for a small book safe, to $450.00 for a large one. The size of book safes vary greatly, and the kind purchased should be determined by its ultimate purpose. Some factors to keep in mind when purchasing a book safe are: the size of the book safe, the locking mechanism, and the type of book it is made from. A book safe should be made out of a book that will not attract any real interest, such as an old mathematics handbook or a dictionary. A book safe with lock is one of the safest book safes, as it adds an extra layer of protection should someone handle the “book”. Book safes come with a wide variety of locking mechanisms, and this is an important factor to consider when purchasing. Some book safes come with a lock and key, while others offer combination or electronic locks. Those on a tight budget or those who are into crafts and do-it-yourself projects can even create their own book safes by using an old book and some tools found around the home. The beauty of this kind of safe is that it needn’t be expensive and it is easy to acquire and extremely effective.
The links listed below offer more information on what book safes are, what book safes are used for, and instructions on how to make a book safe at home.
- Book Safe: A definition of the phrase “book safe”.
- Concealing objects in a book: An article from Wikipedia on book safes and how to hide valuable objects in them.
- Altered Book Safe: A DIY guide on how to make your own book safe
- Book safe Article: Includes interesting trivia on how book safes are used in films and books.
- The Lone Iguana: How to make a hollow book safe
- DIY Book safe: A step-by-step guide on how to create a diversion safe from an old book.
- Making a Book Safe: This handy guide shows how to create book safes with materials found around the home.
- How to: Make a book safe case for an Ipad.
- The Smiggle Book Safe: A review of a Smiggle book safe.
- Do-It-Yourself: Make a book safe.
- Smuggler’s Bible: An article about book safes and 18th century French books by Jeff Peachy
- What is a book safe? A short article on what a book safe is.
- Art of Manliness: How to make a secret book safe.
- DIY Crafts: Instructions on how to make your own book safe, some handy tips on which book to use and the materials needed.
- Articlesalley: Common questions about diversion safes.
- DIY-home-security: An article on do-it-yourself diversion safes and why it works.
- Methods of concealment: How to hide items in a book.
- Ezinemark: Why do I need a diversion safe?