Many people enjoy a cocktail or two in the evening but don't want to display liquor bottles in the main living areas of their house. A hidden liquor cabinet shelf keeps bottles handy while camouflaging them as ordinary books. Create a false front of books that hides liquor bottles using inexpensive materials sold by office supply stores.
Things You'll Need
- Ring binders
- Craft knife
- Strong, cyanoacrylate-based glue
Slip ring binders onto the top shelf on a bookshelf. Use enough binders to completely fill one area of the shelf. The number of binders needed depends on the shelf's size.
Remove the binders from the shelf. Draw a line on the back cover of one binder 2 inches from the spine. Cut off most of the back cover with a craft knife, slicing along the line you marked.
Make a line on one binder's front cover 2 inches from the spine. Cut off most of the front cover by slicing along that line. You now have two binders, each with one whole cover and one partial cover.
Cut off most of both the front and back cover of all the remaining binders in the same manner you used to cut the other binders' cover. Afterward, the remaining binders' covers will be short flaps instead of full covers.
Lay the first binder with the intact front cover on a work area. Open the binder so that its rings stick upward. This binder will be the right end of your camouflage piece. Glue the binder's short flap to the short front flap of another binder. Use a generous amount of strong, cyanoacrylate-based glue to hold the pieces securely together.
Glue all the rest of the binders in a row together, ending with the last binder that has the intact back cover. The result is a row of binder spines with half-binders at each end.
Fill the shelf with liquor bottles. Stand the binder camouflage piece in front of the bottles. Slide the full binder covers against the sides of the shelf. The piece will look like a row of ring binders standing on the shelf and hide the bottles.
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