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MoJoe 03-15-2006 09:25 PM

Hidden Door/Room
This may sound like a really weird question but I am planning to finish a basement and was thinking about building in a hidden room. I plan to put my workshop in a wing of the basement that is kind of seperate from the rest of the basement. I'd like to make the rest of the basement into living area so I want to really make the shop invisable. I need double doors going into the shop to be able to get big projects out so it makes it even harder to hide the opening.

Has anyone done anything like this that can give me hints on types of doors or methods of hiding an entrance?

tgeb 03-16-2006 04:37 PM

I think pocket doors are nice, But they still look like doors. :)

I don't know how you can "hide" an entry .


DecksEtc 03-17-2006 05:26 AM

Bookshelves come to mind.

bob the builder 03-17-2006 10:19 PM

how about paneling?

RYANINMICHIGAN 03-18-2006 09:58 AM

I have a gun room in my basement. I keep all of my hunting gear in there. I hid the door by building a closet in front of it. You would not even know it is there.

MoJoe 03-18-2006 09:28 PM

Ryan, do you have any pictures, I'm curious what it looks like and how you did it. I was considering the bookcase idea, I'm just not sure how to make the doors swing easy with so much weight on them.

steveo 03-19-2006 11:11 AM

You need something like this

check out the videos

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