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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  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on May 04, 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 Tobi Wyszomirski on May 25, 2019

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

  • Vickie 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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  • Justine Justine on Dec 25, 2020

    Can you please post where we can find the plans to this project? The link doesn’t seem to work.

  • Johanne Palange Johanne Palange on Jan 13, 2021

    Since the link is inactive, perhaps no one will see my comment, but here's my idea. You paint the book case white, paint the upper part of its trim the same color as the wall, and you would have a secret door that would just blend in and not look like a door at all.

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