Hidden 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...
Faux Molded Resin Books for Bookcase Doors

Faux Molded Resin Books for Bookcase Doors

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...
Deck Trap Doors Conceal Cellar Entrance

Deck Trap Doors Conceal Cellar Entrance

Sometimes hidden passages are created out of necessity for a functional space. Userjb2411 on ContractorTalk.com was hired to build a backyard deck. The deck was going to be at door level and cover over the exterior doors the basement cellar. To retain access to the...
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.