Brooke N
Brooke N
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  • Lake Jackson, TX

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
The door is installed on the original closet hinges
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We notched out the trim to make room for the 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.
We installed a deadbolt into the side, which fits into two 4" screws we drilled into the wall studs.
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  • Joan Spicer
    on Jan 21, 2016

    Looking for a better way to cover the Glass Sliding Patio Door off my kitchen/dining area.

  • Redcatcec
    on Jan 20, 2019

    Wow, this is so interesting and intriguing. Great job.

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