|Project by dan abalos||posted 06-20-2010 05:38 AM||3629 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Hey y’all LJers
I was remodeling a basement from water damage and the owner wanted a “secret” door to the laundry area. She wanted something that looked like a built in shelf but was really a door. I designed this door and used 1×6 pine and birch plywood for the back. Three big honkin’ hinges hold it up and it worked out great. When the door is closed it looks like a shelf but then you push it open and voila!, the laundry room. She was very happy with it. The tv stand was for her giant screen tv that she wanted to have shelf space for DVD’s and etc to store as she had little shelf space in the basement. I used pine again, as she painted it black. I think it was 1×8’s. The bridge is separate from the shelves and are attached with four bolts and wing nuts for easy disassembly if the need arises.
It ain’t great but I had a ton of fun designing and building the secret door.
Enjoy and thanks.
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