A few months back reader Beano-t gave us a glimpse of his secret door project. This weekend it looks like he finished it. Here’s a look and a few words from Mr. Beano, running down the final steps of the project now that it’s trimmed and painted.
I incorporated a hidden magnetic latch. By embedding the magnet in a book or object I will keep on the shelf, the door will release when the object is moved to the correct location.
I used super-soft heavy-duty casters for support just in case of weight issues, keeping in mind i did not want to mark the floor in any way. Most of the weight is still on the heavy hinges.
Although I left the hinges visible (the hidden hinges I wanted to buy would’ve more than doubled my cost on this project), unless you are looking for them they are usually overlooked.
Totally fun and rewarding project.
Well, Beano, there’ll always be naysayers but this turned out great in our eyes. Not only did you manage to come in on a budget that you were obviously watching closely, but the trim work and caster idea look sweet. We also see what you mean about the door covering the hinges most of the time. Fun and rewarding indeed!
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