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Carpeted Trap Door to Basement

Hidden Trap Door to Basement

We found this basement entrance hidden under a carpeted trap door on Photobucket. It appears the door conceals the seldom used basement and allows for the space above to be used as a small office area when closed. An installation like this goes against some building codes in the US, and could cause allow for […]

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Hidden Billiard Door to Gun Safe Room

Secret Billiard Door to Gun Room

We weren’t able to find much information on this secret door, but we like the style. This billiard rack organizes pool cues and triangles for the game room. But it opens up to become a passage to a secret gun storage room. One less common feature of this secret door is the face it doesn’t […]

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Secret Faux Bookcase Door

Stairs Behind Secret Bookcase Door

This secret door on Hometalk is a good example of a faux bookcase door. It looks like a bookcase from a distance, but to safe weight and space the bookcase have been cut down and permanently affixed to the shallow shelves. While not making the space useful as both a door and storage space, this […]

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Secret Bookcase Door

Secret Bookcase Door

One of the custom contractors we know recently built this swing-out secret bookcase door to access a hidden basement room. The construction is pretty straightforward with a white trim piece on the right to cover the seam when the door is closed.

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Trap Door in Floor - Open

Custom Oak Trap Door in Floor

Bob Durnell posted this custom woodworking project over at LumberJocks. The small, seldom used basement of a California home lent itself to be accessed by a trap door. Bob lined up oak boards with the existing hardwood floor. He then epoxied those to an MDF board and reinforced it with iron channel for strength and […]

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Secret door behind billiard cue rack

Secret Door Behind Billiard Cue Rack

This door uses 4×4 ball bearing hinges and a 4″ wheel on the outer edge to support the weight of the door when it swings. The floor is feathered down as the door opens so the shoe doesn’t catch. When closed, the fit is tight, and you can not see a gap.

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