How to make a hidden door bookcase

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how to make a hidden door bookcase

How to: Make a Folding Secret Door Bookcase | Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men

Nicole is a former Editorial Intern at Make: She is a long time maker and previously worked for Instructables. Every day she is inspired by something new and wishes there was more hours in the day to make! The fascination with secret doors and hidden compartments has been around since ancient times; thousands of years ago, the Egyptians hid chambers deep in their pyramids. Check out this list of twenty fun and interesting ways to create secret doors, hidden compartments, and covert stashes. Using a bookcase for cover is the most popular method, but there are different styles and difficulties when it comes to the design.
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Hidden bookcase door

"We love our Murphy Door!"

Hidden Door Bookcase — Here is a great how-to article with pics on this small secret bookcase door concealing a closet. Pictured above This. What behind there? A collection of others ideas. A magnetic spice rack solves most of the organizational problems associated with owning a sizable spice collection.

Step 1: Finding a Space

Subscribe to "Homedit" on YouTube to keep up with all of our videos and shows. Murphy beds , as great and as space-efficient as they may be, are not nearly as exciting as Murphy doors. Yes, there is such a thing as a Murphy door. View in gallery. DeForest Architects gave this house a secret door disguised as a set of open shelves. It too has a secret door. The system is ingenious, showing us an interesting way to conceal a home office so the functions stay separate.

When Brooke wrote me asking to draw up plans for a bookshelf inset inside a door, I couldn't wait to draw plans. How exciting, a secret door, a door behind a bookshelf! Or just adding extra storage to a room with rarely used doors. Yep, that's a door! And the door opens! Here is from Brooke: Good Afternoon!

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?


  1. Melissa C. says:

    After it was sanded down for a smooth, even finish, the door was test fitted.

  2. Ansaldo M. says:

    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.

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