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Old 03-15-2006, 10:25 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 03-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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I think pocket doors are nice, But they still look like doors.

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

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Old 03-17-2006, 06:26 AM   #3
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Bookshelves come to mind.
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how about paneling?
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:58 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:28 PM   #6
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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.
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You need something like this

http://www.hiddenpassageway.com/

check out the videos

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