I’m going to show you how to make a DIY electronic hider. This faux stack of books is great for hiding routers, cords, plugs, outlets, money, secret documents, jewelry, or to conceal other items. What would you hide in your DIY wooden box hider? Jayli said she would hide a dog 🤣
The first thing I would suggest doing is measuring the width that you need to cover (whether it’s your modem or router or whatever it may be). You will need to know the width to make your wooden “box”. Make sure it will fit whatever you’re wanting to put inside of your DIY wooden box hider.
Once you have your measurements, you will need to build a “box”. I say “box” because you’re not going to build 4 corners like a box. You will be assembling 3 pieces together. A front and two sides. I used scrap pieces of wood. The front piece was roughly 8″ tall and the side pieces were about 4″ tall.
You can either secure the box by screwing the pieces together, gluing them together, or both if you want it extra secure. If you’re worried about your screws showing, don’t be. The book spines will cover the screws.
A couple notes on the wood you select to build your “box”:
*You want to the wood to be thick enough to screw together (if you’re screwing the box together).
*This DIY is very top-heavy so use wood that is thick enough to be able to hold the weight of the books.
*You want the front “box” wood piece to be tall enough that it can hold the weight of the book spines without tipping over.
Where to get cheap books? I looked at Goodwill and Dollar Tree ended up being cheaper. You can get hard back books for $1 each. The width of your box will determine how many books you will need to buy for the DIY electronic hider.
I used eight books for this DIY electronics hider so it costs me roughly $9 to make because I used scrap wood. I have seen these go for around $60-$100 online.
Directions: (The video will make more sense, so please refer to the video along with these directions)
-Measure and mark your books according to the height of your wooden “box”
-Stain or paint the box to your preference.
-White the box is drying, cut your books to size. Leave the spine untouched. I cut the books with a circular saw, but I wouldn’t recommend it. You can cut your books with a miter saw or by hand with a box-cutter (but that would take forever). You will want to leave the last book on the right’s front cover untouched. You will want to leave the last book on the left’s back cover untouched.
–Glue your books onto your box. Use wood clamps to hold them into place.
-Allow to dry for at least 24 hours.
What do you guys think about this DIY wooden box hider? What would you hide? 😉