Secret Door Bookcase

comments (5) June 23rd, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

DorkTard DorkTard, member
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Built-in bookcase of my own design, though I borrowed the column details from a Family Handyman magazine free-standing bookcase. 1/4" wallboard on the door section keeps all three sections looking identical. No fancy hardware, just four large tee hinges and polyurethane construction adhesive. Roller catches keep it closed.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, bookcase, built-in


Comments (5)

dave59330 dave59330 writes: This is what I will do for a door to my wood shop ;)
Posted: 3:00 pm on October 6th

aaronpetersen aaronpetersen writes: That's awesome! As a kid, I always daydreamed of having a house with secret doors and passageways. I may have to add something like this to my house now to live out those fantasies. Thanks for sharing. Aaron
Posted: 1:28 pm on June 30th

ChrisCasey ChrisCasey writes: Awesome! I see the heavy books are in the other 2 cases and the lightweight stuff is on the door.
Posted: 2:52 pm on June 24th

HersheyWoodworker HersheyWoodworker writes: That must be a heck of a hinge. With a load of books the torque would be huge! Any problems with sagging or failures?
Posted: 9:22 pm on June 23rd

Jammersix Jammersix writes: It's quite a bookcase! Very impressive.

There occurs to me, however, a question.

Wouldn't the secret door be more secret if you didn't post pictures of it on the internet? :)

Beautiful job!
Posted: 4:57 pm on June 23rd

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