Help me build secret passageway doors
August 29, 2013 3:11 PM Subscribe
Help me build secret passageway doors! You know, the kind where you pull a certain book from a bookshelf and a secret door opens.
posted by mcav to home & garden (8 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
Having just moved into an apartment with a few friends in SF, I was allotted the room that used to be the dining room. However, two of the walls each have double-wide door openings (and no doors). I intend to close off that space with two secret passageway-style doors.
I'm looking for ideas, or practical tips, for what would be the most awesome way to build something to act as a door/wall. Two ideas I'm strongly considering:
- A double-sided bookshelf, hoisted lazy-susan-style, in which pulling on a certain book on the bookshelf unlatches the door and allows it to rotate open.
- A wall that looks like the other walls in the house, except there's a candlestick on the wall and if you pull it, a door springs open. Maybe disguised as a wood panel that doesn't look like a door.
I want this badly enough that I will build things out of wood (and given the size of the door, I fully expect I'll need to).
Bonus points if you've built something like this before or have practical tips!