Hidden Bookcase Door

Our home has a room converted from half of our garage that my husband uses as his "man cave". There's a really awkward closet that wasn't serving much of a purpose. So we worked with Ana White to come up with a door that also serves as a bookcase! And the best part? You can hardly tell it's a door! We chose to install a deadbolt and use the hidden closet for locking gun storage. It cost about $60 in lumber. For more photos and a link to the plans, you can see my post here http://www.killerbdesigns.com/is-it-a-bookcase-or-a-door/
The door is installed on the original closet hinges
We notched out the trim to make room for the hinges
We installed a deadbolt into the side, which fits into two 4" screws we drilled into the wall studs.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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3 questions
  • Kelly-n-Tony
    on May 5, 2019

    I see this was posted 6 years ago and the blog link is inactive. Anyway you can update the details on this project?

  • Tobi Wyszomirski
    on May 25, 2019

    Yes, I would like to make this door. Plans???

  • Vickie
    on Feb 10, 2020

    The above link brought me to a blank site that required an admin login, not plans on how to construct this awesome door.

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