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Project by Matthew T. Smith posted 706 days ago 1768 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 706 days ago

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 706 days ago

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 706 days ago

Very cool. A great piece of work.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 706 days ago

Beyond awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Rembo

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#5 posted 706 days ago

great job! impressive.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 706 days ago

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 706 days ago

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

-- Rogue

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Dave

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#8 posted 706 days ago

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 706 days ago

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 706 days ago

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 706 days ago

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 705 days ago

Absolutely wonderful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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ohwoodeye

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#13 posted 705 days ago

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 705 days ago

very nice built in

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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ScottnKY

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#15 posted 705 days ago

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

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