Mount Murphy Door Hardware Kit

Kreg Jig – this is optional but will make some of your connections much much easier…recommended. Many people dream of becoming secret agents – or a diabolical genius plotting the end of the world and becoming the supreme ruler. If you’re sharing your DIY project, please tell us how you did it. Consider putting the finished picture first, however, this is not a requirement. Try to use your level as much as possible to ensure that the door does not hang crooked. This system is almost designed to be found in the one scenario where you would like it to remain hidden.

This project shows the creation of the swinging bookshelf door as a cover of a secret compartment, like a closet or storage space, but I see no reason the same process wouldn’t work as a door between rooms, if you wished. Although the door has been fully functional for quite awhile I’ve been stuck in the painting phase for MONTHS and MONTHS… I hate painting, especially white.

In the future I will just replace the whole mechanical mechanism with a servo and a small switch in the candle holder so all you have to do is take the candle out of the holder and the door will pop open. There are any number of places in your home that a super secret hidden closet bookshelf door could go. I have a friend who also did this exact thing in his home.

The gaps are figured into the rough opening when building the frame, so that if frame or floor are not square and level, the door can be shimmed and adjusted this way and that so that it is square and level and latches and swings properly on the hinges. How to build a hidden door bookshelf: 6 steps – wikihow, How to build a hidden door bookshelf. The vintage door used as a bookshelf is an unexpected and creative way to use vintage salvage pieces.

Here at Designs by Studio C, I offer DIY projects, how-to information, and furniture plans. An oversize bookshelf – made from two separate units – provided a space to showcase keepsakes and vintage books. Just wishing I had 1, the time and 2, the shop you do to even make a bookcase well alone a hidden door bookcase. While most DIY ladder shelves are made of wood, this concept is a nice change of pace, combining metal ladders with wooden planks. I wonder if the people down the street with a gorgeous front door would notice it missing….


So that’s what the funny block in the side view of the open doorway is. We drilled a hole through the side for the deadbolt install and to get access to it, but it could also work if a builder would want to install a simple hook and eye latch, public-bathroom-style. Otogakure – narutopedia – wikia, Otogakure (音隠れの里, otogakure no sato, literally meaning: village hidden by sound) was the personal hidden village of orochimaru, which was founded for the. However, we quickly found out that anything like that would not pass housing code in our area due to the risk of a child becoming entrapped behind the bookshelf door and not being able to get out.

Most hidden doors are swing in (because they are often used for panic rooms which should always swing in), so you’ll find a lot of resources for that style. Wheels on hidden doors aren’t usually the best answer-they leave a track on the floor, especially on carpet but on hard surface finished floors, too, which means the door is no longer hidden! Remove the door by unscrewing the screws on the hinges that anchor them to the door frame.

Other precautions include adding support blocks to the floor on both sides in the secret room to support the bookcase so it doesn’t rely solely on the hinges when not in use. I then used my Dremel with a routing attachment, adjusted it to the correct length (I did 1/2 inch first and then adjusted to 5/8 inch for just one side to accommodate the extension beyond the side of the door). That swinging bookcase is attached to the non-moving one next to it with nifty secret hinges from a company called Soss Soss hinges are awesome.

The reason for that is when the door is closing the top leading edge touches about 2 inches before the bottom leading edge where the door latch is. That way the case is under tension when it is latched closed. Please note that it may be more convenient to build your secret entry way into an actual minecart incinerator than to build a fake minecart incinerator around your pre-existing secret entry way as this optional step describes. You can add trim, or door stop moulding behind the door frame to give your door a clean spot to close.

Using affordable Arduino controllers, Makers are creating wonderful things where a secret knock gives you a gumball or opens a door, or boxes that only open when taken to a certain place. Here is one that was a simple construction that we did for an office in San Francisco It’s a large bookcase that swings out to reveal a secret room behind it! We chose to paint our shelves, but if you want the beauty of real wood, you can buy the door in wood veneers like oak or maple (ours was lauan).

The top pivot is a standard model 340, consisting of a retractable jamb-mounted pivot spindle and finished cover plate (middle and upper left), which are mortised into the jamb head, and a top guide (lower left), which is mortised into the top of the door. Using an old door, shelves of different width are attached to the back, allowing the door to rest against the wall.

If you mean simply slamming the door shut, then yes, sometimes the air pressure associated with this can cause a few books to topple though this only happens very rarely and generally only two or three books will fall. I liked the idea of having a secret button or a book you moved or something like that to open the door. You don’t have to drill it all the way, but get it going enough for a strong hold when the door goes up. We’re going to give you all nefarious ideas to make your own secret doors, from basic and cheap to hella expensive. The shim is more a precautionary measure to extend the life of the door and hinges.