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  • Handmade item
  • Material: Real Leather Bound Book
  • Favorited by: 6 people
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Book Safe – The US Constitution and Other Writings - Leather Bound

Book/Safe Specifications:
Title: The US Constitution and Other Writings (Made from a new book)
Size (Outer book): 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 1-1/4" Approximately (Wide, Tall, Thick)
Cover - Hardback, Bonded Leather Bound.
Inside Compartment Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 7-1/2" x 1" (Wide, Tall, Deep)
Features Specific to this Book Safe: Painted and Embossed Encyclopedia Style Spine and Cover

Book safes are an age old way to stash one’s treasures–the key to a safe, a private document, a flask, cash, jewelry and of course… secret love letters. And you can use them while traveling to hide your ipod, back up cash, or other valuables from would-be thieves. And of course if you end up wrongfully imprisoned, they work as an excellent place to stash a rock hammer for tunneling your way to freedom. Not only are book safes fun to possess, they also make a cool, unique gift.

First some considerations when looking for a book safe. The whole point is to conceal something from prying eyes, so be careful what book safe you choose. You don’t want it to stand out in your book case. If this is for yourself, choose a book that will fit in on your shelf. If you’ve got a shelf full of new mystery paperbacks, a large vintage medical textbook will look suspicious and out of place. Additionally, consider picking a book that people aren’t likely to pull off your shelf out of curiosity. Think “The Economic History of Kazakhstan” instead of “The Secrets of Better Sex”. But if you’re giving the book safe as a gift, choose a volume that suits the personality and interests of the intended recipient. For Whom the Bell Tolls for Dad; Nancy Drew for little sis.

Now about my book safes, what makes them different?
Usually I only use upcycled used books, not new. This allows the wear and tear of a book add to the charm of your safe while lending a bit of charm to your collection. Besides, cutting up a new, unread book defeats the original purpose of that literary masterpiece. Think of it as a second life for a book that has been enjoyed.
Unlike many home crafted book safes, I have added a few construction design upgrades of my own. Learning from my woodworking experience I experimented and came up with the following improvements. (Technically, a book is “wood” so this is not too much of a departure from what I usually craft.
#1 – These safes have been crafted with “natural” page edges. Meaning that I do not just coat the outer, exposed page edges with a layer of glue. My safes actually appear to be an unaltered book when closed. You can actually thumb the pages and they separate along the edge, just like a regular book.
#2 – Internal reinforcements. In larger, thicker books, I have found a way to insert metal pins that keep the book safe square and ridged. These metal pins are totally concealed. Some other book safes tend to “droop” since so much of the internal page material removed to create the cavity.

Note: Any props in the pictures are NOT INCLUDED. Electronics, cash, jewelry and other items are used to demonstrate scale of the book and compartment.

Shipping: Now offering International Shipping for this item!! Shipments within the USA are sent via 1st Class Mail, Parcel Post or Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. International Shipments are sent by International First Class Parcel Post or Flat Rate Priority. Please note however – For your protection please provide a “secure” delivery address. Packages left at your door by the carrier are considered “Delivered”, even if your neighborhood kids get to it before you. I cannot be responsible for the item once it leaves my possession. See my shop policies for further details.

CA buyers, sales tax will be added to your order.
Feedback: Once you leave feedback for me I will reciprocate. That’s only fair.
Book Safe – The US Constitution and Other Writings - Leather Bound

Book/Safe Specifications:
Title: The US Constitution and Other Writings (Made from a new book)
Size (Outer book): 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 1-1/4" Approximately (Wide, Tall, Thick)
Cover - Hardback, Bonded Leather Bound.
Inside Compartment Dimensions: 4-1/4" x 7-1/2" x 1" (Wide, Tall, Deep)
Features Specific to this Book Safe: Painted and Embossed Encyclopedia Style Spine and Cover

Book safes are an age old way to stash one’s treasures–the key to a safe, a private document, a flask, cash, jewelry and of course… secret love letters. And you can use them while traveling to hide your ipod, back up cash, or other valuables from would-be thieves. And of course if you end up wrongfully imprisoned, they work as an excellent place to stash a rock hammer for tunneling your way to freedom. Not only are book safes fun to possess, they also make a cool, unique gift.

First some considerations when looking for a book safe. The whole point is to conceal something from prying eyes, so be careful what book safe you choose. You don’t want it to stand out in your book case. If this is for yourself, choose a book that will fit in on your shelf. If you’ve got a shelf full of new mystery paperbacks, a large vintage medical textbook will look suspicious and out of place. Additionally, consider picking a book that people aren’t likely to pull off your shelf out of curiosity. Think “The Economic History of Kazakhstan” instead of “The Secrets of Better Sex”. But if you’re giving the book safe as a gift, choose a volume that suits the personality and interests of the intended recipient. For Whom the Bell Tolls for Dad; Nancy Drew for little sis.

Now about my book safes, what makes them different?
Usually I only use upcycled used books, not new. This allows the wear and tear of a book add to the charm of your safe while lending a bit of charm to your collection. Besides, cutting up a new, unread book defeats the original purpose of that literary masterpiece. Think of it as a second life for a book that has been enjoyed.
Unlike many home crafted book safes, I have added a few construction design upgrades of my own. Learning from my woodworking experience I experimented and came up with the following improvements. (Technically, a book is “wood” so this is not too much of a departure from what I usually craft.
#1 – These safes have been crafted with “natural” page edges. Meaning that I do not just coat the outer, exposed page edges with a layer of glue. My safes actually appear to be an unaltered book when closed. You can actually thumb the pages and they separate along the edge, just like a regular book.
#2 – Internal reinforcements. In larger, thicker books, I have found a way to insert metal pins that keep the book safe square and ridged. These metal pins are totally concealed. Some other book safes tend to “droop” since so much of the internal page material removed to create the cavity.

Note: Any props in the pictures are NOT INCLUDED. Electronics, cash, jewelry and other items are used to demonstrate scale of the book and compartment.

Shipping: Now offering International Shipping for this item!! Shipments within the USA are sent via 1st Class Mail, Parcel Post or Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. International Shipments are sent by International First Class Parcel Post or Flat Rate Priority. Please note however – For your protection please provide a “secure” delivery address. Packages left at your door by the carrier are considered “Delivered”, even if your neighborhood kids get to it before you. I cannot be responsible for the item once it leaves my possession. See my shop policies for further details.

CA buyers, sales tax will be added to your order.
Feedback: Once you leave feedback for me I will reciprocate. That’s only fair.

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Returns and exchange details
Delivery Confirmation is there for our protection, both yours and mine. If an item is lost in the mail and can not be recovered within the carrier's specified "investigation" timeline I will of course offer a refund or reship a new item.
High value items damaged in shipment will be refunded once I get the settlement from the carrier(when applicable) and where the buyer provides proof of the damage. I may ask that the item be returned at my expense for inspection or that the buyer provide pictures of the damaged item. However, a lot of international shipments are not insurable with any reliability, buyer assumes this risk. Otherwise I can't be responsible for product once it leaves my care and has been marked "delivered" buy the carrier. Returns: I will work with anyone with a reasonable request as long as the items are in new, unused, and resalable condition with all original parts, accessories and documentation. Requests for return must be made within 5 days of delivery. Returns for any reason other than damage will be at the expense of the buyer. The original shipping and any unrecoverable transaction fees will not be refunded.

Shipping policies

Shipping Policy

First and foremost, you must provide a “Secure” delivery address. Packages left at your door or in your mailbox are considered “Delivered”. Even if your neighborhood kids get to the package before you. I can not be responsible for your item once it shows as "Delivered" by the carrier. (However, carriers can make mistakes and I know this, so any issues will be handled on a case by case basis). It is also the responsibility of the buyer to provide an accurate and complete shipping address. Order and Shipping charges will not be refunded for packages sent to a customer provided address that is incorrect. Reshipments to a corrected address will be at the customer’s expense.

Shipping Time – I can usually ship your purchase by the next business day. However, there will be occasions when I am not available due to business travel or vacation. In these situations, I will make every effort to contact you with an estimated shipping time. (Also, I make it a point to update the shop announcements if I will be away.)

USA Shipping – I usually ship via First Class Package with Delivery Confirmation 16 ounces and under. Priority with Delivery Confirmation on everything over 16 ounces and on most combined purchases. Whenever possible I will use a flat rate box. On a rare occasion I reserve the right to use UPS or FedEx when appropriate. However, I reserve the option to choose the shipping method that is most economical. (See Shipping Overcharge Refund below)

International Shipping – I use First Class International for all orders where appropriate. I will use flat rate international for any large orders so please contact me before you purchase for an exact shipping price. International customers are responsible for all customs, VAT or duty charges. All knowledge of what is permitted for shipping to the destination country is the responsibility of the buyer. I will not be responsible for confiscated or “lost” items once they are in the postal system, a refund will not be issued.

Shipping Overcharges Refund – I will always extend a refund for significant shipping overcharges, minus any fees paid. Refunds will come in the form of cash in the box with your item, or a refund back to your PayPal account or Etsy Direct Checkout transaction. For multiple item purchases I use Flat Rate Boxes when economically beneficial so shipping costs can be quite a bit less than what is calculated during checkout. If requested, I can quote shipping prior to your purchase. The checkout process may change in this scenario so that I can generate a corrected sale invoice.

Gift Shipping – I will be happy to ship your purchase as a gift to the person of your choice. Contact me with any special request.

Notes on Transit Times: Depending on what service was used to mail your item and what country you are in, delivery times can vary. With your shipping notification you should receive your tracking information for the shipment. Depending on how you paid, you may receive more than one shipping notification. (Example, one from Etsy and another from PayPal) Please note that tracking information is updated nightly with the USPS and may not be “up to the minute” during the day.
If your item was shipped to a US address: (The closer you are to CA the faster it will be)
Via Priority Mail – Typically delivery will occur within 2-4 business days once the post office accepts the package.
First Class Parcel – Typically delivery will occur within 3-7 business days once the post office accepts the package.
Parcel Post - Typically delivery will occur within 3-12 business days once the post office accepts the package.

International orders take longer. Most countries will deliver the item within two weeks but sometimes it has been known to take eight weeks or longer. (This is a rare occurrence) If you are worried and wish to track your order, depending on the country you live in, you can use the customs form tracking number to locate the package in your countries customs clearing service or postal service provider.
Shipping Policy

First and foremost, you must provide a “Secure” delivery address. Packages left at your door or in your mailbox are considered “Delivered”. Even if your neighborhood kids get to the package before you. I can not be responsible for your item once it shows as "Delivered" by the carrier. (However, carriers can make mistakes and I know this, so any issues will be handled on a case by case basis). It is also the responsibility of the buyer to provide an accurate and complete shipping address. Order and Shipping charges will not be refunded for packages sent to a customer provided address that is incorrect. Reshipments to a corrected address will be at the customer’s expense.

Shipping Time – I can usually ship your purchase by the next business day. However, there will be occasions when I am not available due to business travel or vacation. In these situations, I will make every effort to contact you with an estimated shipping time. (Also, I make it a point to update the shop announcements if I will be away.)

USA Shipping – I usually ship via First Class Package with Delivery Confirmation 16 ounces and under. Priority with Delivery Confirmation on everything over 16 ounces and on most combined purchases. Whenever possible I will use a flat rate box. On a rare occasion I reserve the right to use UPS or FedEx when appropriate. However, I reserve the option to choose the shipping method that is most economical. (See Shipping Overcharge Refund below)

International Shipping – I use First Class International for all orders where appropriate. I will use flat rate international for any large orders so please contact me before you purchase for an exact shipping price. International customers are responsible for all customs, VAT or duty charges. All knowledge of what is permitted for shipping to the destination country is the responsibility of the buyer. I will not be responsible for confiscated or “lost” items once they are in the postal system, a refund will not be issued.

Shipping Overcharges Refund – I will always extend a refund for significant shipping overcharges, minus any fees paid. Refunds will come in the form of cash in the box with your item, or a refund back to your PayPal account or Etsy Direct Checkout transaction. For multiple item purchases I use Flat Rate Boxes when economically beneficial so shipping costs can be quite a bit less than what is calculated during checkout. If requested, I can quote shipping prior to your purchase. The checkout process may change in this scenario so that I can generate a corrected sale invoice.

Gift Shipping – I will be happy to ship your purchase as a gift to the person of your choice. Contact me with any special request.

Notes on Transit Times: Depending on what service was used to mail your item and what country you are in, delivery times can vary. With your shipping notification you should receive your tracking information for the shipment. Depending on how you paid, you may receive more than one shipping notification. (Example, one from Etsy and another from PayPal) Please note that tracking information is updated nightly with the USPS and may not be “up to the minute” during the day.
If your item was shipped to a US address: (The closer you are to CA the faster it will be)
Via Priority Mail – Typically delivery will occur within 2-4 business days once the post office accepts the package.
First Class Parcel – Typically delivery will occur within 3-7 business days once the post office accepts the package.
Parcel Post - Typically delivery will occur within 3-12 business days once the post office accepts the package.

International orders take longer. Most countries will deliver the item within two weeks but sometimes it has been known to take eight weeks or longer. (This is a rare occurrence) If you are worried and wish to track your order, depending on the country you live in, you can use the customs form tracking number to locate the package in your countries customs clearing service or postal service provider.

Additional policies

I can handle wholesale requests on certain items made in my shop. Contact me with inquiries.
I will entertain custom orders so feel free to contact me. I do customer work all the time.

Q: Can you make a particular book thicker, thinner, wider or bigger?
A: No, all of my creations are made from REAL BOOKS. I have no control over how a publisher decides to manufacture any individual book.

Q: Can you create special cover artwork or title.
A: No, these are made from real books converted through my process. The outside of the book is 100% original to the converted book.

Q: Can you do a custom cutout, like a heart?
A: Yes, I can do a custom cut out as long as I’m starting with an unaltered book, meaning that the cutout has not already been done. Contact me for any custom work and we can discuss details, option and limitations.

Q: What it the thickest book available?
A: I can cut books up to 2” thick. Any thicker and it will not fit under my saw for the cutting process.

Q: Can I send you a book to hollow out?
A: In most cases yes. Contact me for any custom work and we can discuss details, option and limitations.

Q: Can you install magnetic enclosures or a lock?
A: At this time, no. For a number of structural, appearance and durability reasons I don’t offer this service. Contact me for details if you would like to know more.
I can handle wholesale requests on certain items made in my shop. Contact me with inquiries.
I will entertain custom orders so feel free to contact me. I do customer work all the time.

Q: Can you make a particular book thicker, thinner, wider or bigger?
A: No, all of my creations are made from REAL BOOKS. I have no control over how a publisher decides to manufacture any individual book.

Q: Can you create special cover artwork or title.
A: No, these are made from real books converted through my process. The outside of the book is 100% original to the converted book.

Q: Can you do a custom cutout, like a heart?
A: Yes, I can do a custom cut out as long as I’m starting with an unaltered book, meaning that the cutout has not already been done. Contact me for any custom work and we can discuss details, option and limitations.

Q: What it the thickest book available?
A: I can cut books up to 2” thick. Any thicker and it will not fit under my saw for the cutting process.

Q: Can I send you a book to hollow out?
A: In most cases yes. Contact me for any custom work and we can discuss details, option and limitations.

Q: Can you install magnetic enclosures or a lock?
A: At this time, no. For a number of structural, appearance and durability reasons I don’t offer this service. Contact me for details if you would like to know more.

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