Secret Bookcase Door Adds to your Storage
Hi Everyone! Hope your having a great Thursday! It’s been hot and humid here in St Louis, MO, so today, I am taking a break from painting (humidity even with the air on does not help it dry), and started planning for our next build.
Lately, I am into storage. If you live in a smaller home you know every bit of storage is necessary, so today, I will introduce you to my next build – The Secret Bookcase Door. You read it right 😉
I have always wanted one of these doors, so I hopped on the internet and found a great set of build your own plans. These plans appear to be very easy, and will add great space to the door leading to the storage/heating & air units in our basement at the foot of the staircase.
The plans allow the bookcase door to be designed to swing in OR out, using a 2×4 wall construction on the swinging side while using a 2 x 8 support on the hinge side. With the hinge mounted on the back side, this allows the bookcases forward edge to clear the frame when opening. At first, I thought this is complicated but it’s really a simple alternative to other secret bookcase door designs I have seen. With this design I can use my current hardware instead of expensive specialty hinges.
We plan on using these to display a variety of photo frames, small statues, and other ornate objects we have yet to unpack (come on it’s only be a year! 🙂 ) It is suggested to store books you will need to reinforce the shelves and use the specialty hinges. As you can see from the photo’s you can build them and use them for just about any place in your home.
I have plans to add several secret bookcase doors in a couple areas of the house. We will let you know how our case comes out! If you are interested in plans, send us a message by leaving a comment on our post. One place that you will find accessible plans is Ana Whites [http://ana-white.com/2011/12/plans/inset-bookshelf-doorway] wonderful website. We will direct you on where you need to go to get them.