Hidden Door Bookcase Plans
Ensure the ornaments are close but not touching any other surface use a piece of cardboard to measure the spacing.
Hidden door bookcase plans. Bookcase door plans hidden door. Bookcase 4 door 5 hidden 1 pivot 1. You can build hidden door shelving that fits over the entrance and will make anyone who does not know better think that there is no closet. Hidden bookcase door a room can become a discreet refuge disguising the closet door so it seems to be something else.
Hidden door bookcase here is a great how to article with pics on this small secret bookcase door concealing a closet. The height should allow a minimum clearance from the floor for trim and base board and enough clearance from the ceiling for the metal frame barely below the crown. For maximum stealthiness i was keen to make the bookcase blend in with the rest of our furniture. The width should just cover the access door and be centered.
Bookcase door door shelves door storage hidden bookshelf door bath storage hidden spaces hidden rooms secret rooms secret room doors alan s retreat in the hills the home in the hills boasts two bedrooms three bathrooms an incredible office and a speakeasy. I have been thinking of building a hidden bookcase door myself but i was a bit hung up on how to hinge it and how. Measuring and marking 40 inches see note below back from line 2 another perpendicular line line 3 is drawn parallel to line 2 and will be referred to as the strike side of the hidden door. Select the corner ornaments and attach them to the door panel in the upper and lower corners the ornaments will extend beyond the door panel.
How to make hidden bookcase door. Thank you for sharing knowledge i know has helped my ability to plan implement and successfully tackle. May 17 2020 this pin was discovered by sandy mc callum. The opened bookcase will take up to 13 1 2 or more inches of the door opening.
Searched the web numerous times only to come back to your detailed design. Use 1 1 4 screws and pre drill the holes from the rear side. A steel frame made from box tubing will allow the door to swing easily and will support 500 1000lbs 225 450kg a full bookshelf with no problem. However this is a price some people pay for an easily constructed novelty bookshelf door.
He shows a close up pic of the hinges pivots and the caster wheels he uses below the shelf that are hidden by wooden panels at the bottom of the bookcase. Weld a steel frame to support the bookcase. He uses a. I am taking pics as i progress.
Calculate the size of the frame. If you have ever desired a hidden door in your home this hidden door project from gary katz one of the best ones that i have come across. The plan was simple. Since this is an outswing shelf and uses wheels it might develop tracks from the wheels after time.
Ensure that the door swings freely without scraping the top bridge of the bookcase or the floor as shown above. Discover and save your own pins on pinterest. Note if a different size opening or bookcase in in the plans proceed the same way but ensuring that the plywood is large enough to accommodate. Don t hinge the wood shelves directly.
Featured wood plans indoor plans february 1 2013 woodworkcity 0. Hidden pivot bookcase installation gary i ve been working on a place for 1 yr now to install a hidden door. I ve purchased rixson hinges 370 and am ready to build.