Building a hidden door bookcase

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building a hidden door bookcase

How to Build a Hidden Door Bookshelf: 6 Steps (with Pictures)

Who doesn't want a secret door bookcase? We have a space in our living room that I've been planning to conceal with just such a door for 10 years, but I've kept putting it off because doing something like this has to be done well. I wanted the carpentry to be of high quality and the mechanism to be rock solid, and I finally got the time, resources and hardware to make it to the standard I wanted. This is a long instructable, because it covers not just the construction of the bookcase but also some other features - it has a unique locking mechanism based on a sliding book, multiple secret compartments inside the bookcase aside from the big one behind it! Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. You'll know already if there is somewhere in your house suitable for a bookcase to hide a door.
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Building a secret bookshelf door! DIY

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Every piece of lumber for our doors is hand picked by our carpenters to ensure that only the finest boocase is used! Stacked Vintage Book Stash by Matt Maranian - via Make: This cleverly designed vintage book stash offers an alternative way to use your books to hide your treasures. Swinging bookcases always sag a little, too. Maybe too big?

I tried to document the build using photos so you get the idea of how to assemble it, plus the cords and all the electronics that go with it. How to Make a TV Lift Cabinet by ihart - via Instructables Instead of just hiding the cords to your television, but there are no real hard and fast rules! Check out this list buileing twenty fun and interesting ways to create secret doo. What type of material was used for your shelving.

Want to do this on a small scale. There is an evil tide beginning to flow. Maybe we should rather work on the root of the problem, rather than on the symptoms? The shim is more a precautionary measure to extend the life of the door and hinges.

The Sketch Up drawing was the key to success as for determining the pivot point and the clearances required to swing the various depths of the bookcases I built. We create Secret Bookcases, and other creative doors for both security and fun. I have a suggestion and would value your opinion. I turned the screw and drove the pivot spindle all the way into the top guide.

Not one. What type of material was used for your shelving. Again, one for the top guide and one for the bottom bearing on left. The centers vary on each piece of bolkcase, easy enough to make plywood lids for these!

These fun shelves are not only a unique shape, but they also automatically open to reveal a hidden room. While it pretty much be overkill, this for the top likely would last generations. Builders Hardware is a good one. Build a ceiling anchor.

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Historic Castles and Strongholds Prestigious homes hiidden buildings throughout the ages are filled with hidden doors. Bookcase Door Hinges We often get asked by customers about buying hidden door hinges for a bookcase that they are building, or buying bookcase door hardware. Rixson also offers an accessory plumb bob that mounts directly to the top pivot-a slick way of finding the bottom pivot location. It has to be a mentality change to get rid the violent aspect. SimonT11 Question 8 months ago on Step 6.

We create Secret Bookcases, Hidden Mirrors, and other creative doors for both security and fun. Come learn why a door from the Hidden Door Store is the ultimate addition to any home. As the only company in the world that builds hidden doors with a security focus, every secret door comes standard with a robust locking system. Nobody offers as many innovative and creative access methods as the Hidden Door Store. We offer a variety of fun and functional secret activation methods such as voice control, magnetic keys, tilting books, and wireless keypad access. It is extremely common for our competitors to use standard hinges that lead to major gaps, sagging, warping, and rubbing. We designed and patented specialty hidden door hinges and hardware to eliminate these common problems.


  1. Skye B. says:

    Updated: August 30, References. Do you have a door to a storage area or, perhaps, a secret room? What better way to hide it than with a swinging bookcase? It not only indulges your inner mystery -lover, but it also makes extra use of an otherwise unusable or perhaps not aesthetically pleasing space. To build a hidden door bookshelf that you can customize to your own specifications, follow these instructions. 👩‍🎨

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