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Turned a door into a hidden room

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Project by Dustin posted 03-16-2013 09:01 PM 2373 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned a regular door into a book case. I thought it was a pretty neat idea when someone asked me to build them one.

It’s basically 5/8 and 3/4 mdf with some alder to support it in certain spots. Then painted.





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#1 posted 03-16-2013 09:19 PM

Very cool work. How does it latch closed?

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 09:23 PM

It has self closing hinges on it. They wanted it to be noninvasive as possible. However, they might do something later down the road.

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 09:58 PM

Very cool, nice work. can’t help but wonder what are they hiding in there?, LOL

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 10:26 PM

Dustin, great job, I have to build one of those, but its got to swing out into the room, its on my “to do list” among other things this month.

-- James

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 10:40 PM

I think it’s much easier to do when it doesn’t have to fit a door jamb exactly ;) what a pain

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#6 posted 03-17-2013 12:08 AM

genius idea! Now everyone to the Batcave!

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 03-17-2013 01:19 AM

Great idea, thanks

-- Norman

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#8 posted 03-17-2013 01:32 AM

Cool idea! I have a perfect spot to do the same. what used to be the master bath before we built an addition. All I need is time…..

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#9 posted 03-17-2013 02:38 PM

Thats a great way to hide some clutter,

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 01:56 PM

A truly unique project. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 08:48 PM

I’m about to divide a huge closet in half to create a storage room, and I think this will be a perfect application of your idea. :)

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#12 posted 03-18-2013 08:55 PM

These guys have some cool hinges for this application.
I tried to use them once, but they couldn’t deliver on time. They were “ramping up” production, but, didn’t have the product at that time.

It’s a bit pricey but way high on the “neat-o” scale.

-- "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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#13 posted 03-18-2013 10:01 PM

Oh now that is cool!

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 04:55 PM

Very clever! Like the design and build as well as the color, very neat. Great job!

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