Author Archive | Chad King

DIY Tutorial on Making a Hidden Bookshelf Door

How to Build a Secret Bookcase Door

Whether inspired by James Bond, Anne Frank or Scooby-Doo, it seems many people long for a secret/hidden bookcase door. They can be used to conceal safe rooms, vaults, wine cellars, or simple closets and utility rooms. No matter where a hidden door goes, if it’s made public, it’s a novelty that’s sure to be a […]

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Gear You Need to Survive the Apocalypse

The current doomsday news is about the May 21st, 2011 rapture. While I don’t know how anyone would take this particular even seriously, it does bring the topic of “being prepared for a worst case scenario” into the mainstream. To millions of “preppers”, folks that spend a considerable time acquiring and securing preparations, this article […]

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Cash Stash Found in Just Bought House Returned

A couple bought a house in Utah, where the previous owner, Arnold Bangerter, had passed away. Upon getting the keys and checking it out, the husband, Josh Ferrin, finds $45,000 in cash and other valuables stashed in the ceiling. The stash was housed in 8 WWII ammo boxes, and included cash, old stamps, bond certificates […]

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Finding Hidden Compartments in Antique Furniture

In the November 1939 issue of American Collector magazine, there was an article regarding antique furniture and the secret hiding spots built within. Safety deposit boxes, mutual funds, ETF’s and even checking accounts are relatively new inventions. In the 19th century and before, people relied upon stashing items in their house, be it important documents, […]

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