Remember all of those old suspense movies and Scooby Doo episodes where someone would move a book on a bookshelf, or tilt the sword on a suit of armor and suddenly a hidden door would be revealed behind a bookshelf. Didn’t those just rule!?
NOW, you TOO can build your own wicked cool hidden door!
Think about it. Need a place in the house your kids can hide in case shit hits the fan? Sitting on your ex’s credit cards or piles of gold you need to stash? Want to increase the re-sale value of your home? Maybe you’re just looking for a cool project.
As near as I can tell, so long as you have moderate carpentry skills, a little time, and the right home situation, you can turn a closet into a hidden room – hidden by a highly useful, space friendly bookshelf.
This person built a nice one that seems to blend in quite well. Apparently they don’t use it much, but the kids enjoy it.
Here are straight forward directions from WikiHow.
Wood Web has additional designs right here.
House Calls has another approach – turn the closet door into a door with shelves. It’s a more simple, less bulky approach – here.
What? You’re a rich survival ninja and you don’t feel like lifting a hammer? Can’t hold that against you. Perhaps you’re better off heading over to www.hiddenpassageway.com (an engineering company) and have something sweet custom designed for you. Their prices range between $5,000 and $25,000. They’ll even build a fireplace that reveals a hidden room with the twist of a candle – CRAZY! They do all kinds of crazy stuff actually.
That’s outta sight!