Barking bookcase? Don’t be surprised! This bookcase door and secret room was custom built into a home in Houston’s Bridgeland community, by Trendmaker Homes. They took a normal doorway and created a custom built-in set of shelves. At a moment’s notice you can swing the door into the room and reveal a secret dog playroom! […]
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Thin secret doors with faux books like this one can be designed by Manor Bindery. They make custom molded resin faux books and design custom installations for them. You can find examples of their work in places like the National Library, the Ritz Hotel in Paris and Cartier New York. The can also help design […]
We were surfing The Owner Builder Network the other day and came across this great DIY double bookcase door. The user SPECTREcat did a complete write-up on how they built this completely hidden entrance to their new secret room. They cut out the door opening from the wall and reinforced the door frame. Then they […]
One of this elaborate library’s bookcases rotates out to reveal a hidden passage to the wife’s home office.
We found this great bookcase door in a collection on LuxeSource.com. The bookcase is built into the office of a large house and opens to reveal a passage to the master quarters. Hidden doors like this can be creatively added to nearly any home, but are much more easily included from the planning phase of […]
This secret wood panel in the Winchester Mansion opens up to reveal a hidden set of stairs behind. Sara Winchester was the the widow of William Wirt Winchester and heiress to his estate and a 50 percent holding in the Winchester Repeating Arms Company following his death from tuberculosis in 1881. As the legend goes, […]
Confronted with a bedroom in the basement with no separation from the TV room, user deanaronson over at Ikea Hackers created this wall of bookshelves with a secret door. They used three 30″ wide bookcases and a 15″ case on the far left to create the divider. The back was strengthened by adding plywood to […]
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 […]
Renoventures built this fun secret bookcase door in a weekend. It replaces their old basement door and makes the space much more useable. They have an illustrated DIY at their page here.
This DIY secret door is from Angie’s Roost. They took a corner china cabinet, beefed it up, and added casters to the bottom. Then they hinged it to the wall so it could act as a door for the small closet. It’s not a total secret, because you can see the wheels below, but it […]