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Project by fowlerwooddesigns posted 947 days ago 4723 views 21 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was one shelving unit i did for a client. I actually built his whole addition but nearing the end of the job he had mentioned something about having a room that he could store his guns in.. I suggested a hidden room! Now he acually has 3 hidden rooms in his house. This is one of them. It is actually a 10×10 room behind this door.

-- fowlerwooddesigns.com





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TheFonz

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#1 posted 947 days ago

That’s one slick set up you built there. Also, an excellent way to use space that is otherwise wasted.

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 947 days ago

I have always loved hidden rooms and passageways in house. I guess it the Scooby Doo kid in me that likes the mysteriousness involved.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Pdub

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#3 posted 947 days ago

That’s awesome! Nice lookin shelves also.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 947 days ago

That is a great idea and great bookshelves..

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DS

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#5 posted 947 days ago

This looks really clean.

Is there any kind of latch, or, could this be accidentally discovered by leaning, or pushing against it?
It looks about the height a child might access fairly easily. I would be concerned about accidental discovery of dangerous weapons by a child.

In commercial work, I use magnetic latches, commonly used for child safe cabinet doors, to latch retail displays to discourage public access. Perhaps this is a potential solution?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Northwest29

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#6 posted 947 days ago

That’s just great. I too have always loved the hidden doors and the mystery of what might lie behind them.

Does the door only have a hinge(s) or are there any rollers on the bottom to support the added weight of books?

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 947 days ago

Very cool. I love hidden compartments!! Nice job on the build!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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fowlerwooddesigns

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#8 posted 946 days ago

to answer a few questions: yes it does have magnetic locks on it …. and yes i had to put a castor wheel under it to support the weight. the hinges are strong but we were worried about the weight of books and stuff. thanks for the reviews

-- fowlerwooddesigns.com

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404 - Not Found

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#9 posted 946 days ago

Great job, it’s nice to get quirky things like that to do. Must have been very satisfying when it all worked out so well.

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JohnnyClem

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#10 posted 946 days ago

Thats a great setup. I wonder how you get it latched so it stays closed.

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Robsshop

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#11 posted 946 days ago

Bond,James Bond 007, eat Your heart out !! Very cool set up and craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 946 days ago

Excellent!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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mtenterprises

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#13 posted 946 days ago

Nice I want one.
MIKE

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 946 days ago

Sweet!!!!!! I love hidden spaces. Great work and there are all kind of latching systems to prevent and secret releases to pevent them from open. I’m sure your aware of that.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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MakingAMess

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#15 posted 944 days ago

No house is complete without one of these. Very nice work.

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