Hidden Door Bookcase Plans
Maybe one day we ll all be able to build one that s perfect in every way.
Hidden door bookcase plans. Another good choice is to swing the bookcase door above the baseboard and hang it on a center hung pivot hinge also especially designed for hidden bookcase doors. Sub step 1 size the door width line 1 is the first one drawn and represents the existing wall and doorway into which the bookcase will be installed. I ve seen and installed a lot of bookcase doors many that swing on regular butt hinges. I ve always used 4 1 2 or 5 in.
Gary covers every issue in great detail and even outlines some of his own. Don t hinge the wood shelves directly. Bookcase 4 door 5 hidden 1 pivot 1. Hidden door bookcases aren t easy to design or build but they re intriguing.
It s drawn parallel to the front edge of the plywood and should be almost the full length of it and approximately 6 back from the front edge figure 2. I have been thinking of building a hidden bookcase door myself but i was a bit hung up on how to hinge it and how much clearance to allow. One piece for the door panel 1 1 2 decorative oak hardwood molding trim 24 four 3 1 2 square decorative trim blocks for the trimming of the secret door panel. For maximum stealthiness i was keen to make the bookcase blend in with the rest of our furniture.
Install the steel frame. Secret door bookcase step 1. First measure how wide the bookshelf will need to be to cover the door. Calculate the dimensions of your space.
Either way around if you want to have a truly invisible bookcase door the opening mechanism will cost you something. Heavy duty ball bearing hinges and they work alright though the hinges tend to sag a little when the case is really loaded down with books. Sub step 2 size the door height. Build a ceiling anchor.
And they always need some adjustment down the road. How to make hidden bookcase door. Discover and save your own pins on pinterest. Weld a steel frame to support the bookcase.
Book case planclick here to see a free plan for a wall book shelf plan 3 4 oak or other hardwood plywood 4 x 8. Plans for hidden pivot bookcase door woodweb has detailed diagrams and measurements here for where to place the pivot and trim to make a bookcase door that swings out into your main living area. A steel frame made from box tubing. Still pricy around 140.
You can build hidden door shelving that fits over the entrance and will make anyone who does not know better think that there is no closet. These are good details for someone that doesn t have time for a lot of trial and error for placement of the pivot. You ll know already if there is somewhere in your house suitable for a bookcase to hide a door. Build a built in wall bookcase with a door opening.
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