Automatic Secret Library Bookcase Door

Automatic Secret Library Bookcase Door

This secret bookcase door project got taken a little farther than most. After building a bookcase door that slides into a false wall cubby, user Kirzbleen at Instructables added an actuator with programming to open the door automatically. This secret door took months...
Deck Hatches to Hide Cellar Entrances

Deck Hatches to Hide Cellar Entrances

Yesterday we presented a custom deck trap door that allowed access to an external cellar basement door. That set us on a journey to see what other options there were for the same function. We found this company, LuciGold, that makes hatches for this specific purpose....
Secret Passage in Palazzo Vecchio

Secret Passage in Palazzo Vecchio

The Palazzo Vecchio in Florence hosts a number of mysteries, like this secret passage in the Hall of Maps. One of the maps swings out to allow access behind to a completely different area of the building.
Hidden Door to Gun Closet

Hidden Door to Gun Closet

Here’s a great example of a concealed door and gun cabinet. We weren’t able to find any additional information on this build, but we like the way the wall pattern is used to conceal the door. Many times these wall coverings can be made from reclaimed wood,...
Secret Billiard Door to Gun 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...