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Project by Matthew T. Smith posted 09-25-2012 02:43 AM 1782 views 8 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We specialize in taking a client’s unique and challenging needs and creating the desired outcome. And like many this particular request was a first. The client wanted us to design, build and install an elevator door and closet door that only appeared to be a built-in cabinet. Also the client requested that we make the piece so that the style and finish complement the existing cabinetry on the other side of the billiards room.

The hidden doors are 3’ by 8’ and are incorporated into a 9 1/2’ by 13’ wall system. Concealed hinges are used for both doors. The elevator call button is visible but inconspicuous. The wood used is cherry and walnut burl. Baldwin solid brass catches hold doors in place when closed. The large pulls on the elevator door are also solid brass and made in Italy. The interior of the closet consists of cherry ply and solids. A motion sensor kicks a light on when a person enters. A timer turns the light off when closet is vacated.

-- Matthew, North Carolina, www.woodleafstudios.com





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JSB

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 03:06 AM

Im at a loss of words. That is an amazing job. speechless…

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Puupaja

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 03:07 AM

Very impressive work….bet your client is more than happy!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Puupaja/357028681017482

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dnick

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 03:15 AM

Very cool. A great piece of work.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 03:25 AM

Beyond awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Rembo

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 04:40 AM

great job! impressive.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 04:54 AM

Wow that’s an outstanding work of art , spectacular workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Rogue

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#7 posted 09-25-2012 05:33 AM

Holy crap! That what I’m talkn about. Good job!

-- Rogue

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Dave

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#8 posted 09-25-2012 11:35 AM

awesome!

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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Oldtool

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#9 posted 09-25-2012 11:58 AM

Magnificent. Beautiful work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 09-25-2012 12:01 PM

well aint that somethin. im floored with the design, use, and total functionality of it. home-friggin-run.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Ralph

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#11 posted 09-25-2012 12:47 PM

Impressive design. Nice details. Looks like a million bucks!

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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sras

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#12 posted 09-25-2012 02:15 PM

Absolutely wonderful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 09-25-2012 02:41 PM

Fantastic. I’ll be sure to call you when I need the elevator in my house concealed. Well done! Just amazing.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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dub560

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#14 posted 09-25-2012 02:48 PM

very nice built in

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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ScottnKY

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#15 posted 09-25-2012 03:00 PM

Let’s see …How do I put? just WOW !!!!

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