for Hidden Doors are listed below:
- Hidden entrance into basement or attic
- Hidden Stair Passage (First floor
to second floor hidden stair case)
- Secret Passage - Two bookcase hidden-doors
can be installed on either side of the safe room to allow you to slip from room to room through this secret passage.
Partition walls can be used to create the safe room.
For example: A false wall
can be built across a room and a series of bookcases can be installed with only one bookcase serving as a hidden entrance
into the hidden room or passage way. See "Hidden Doors, Secret Passages and Safe Rooms" for more information.
Hidden Doors come in many forms and serve many purposes.
Some examples are bookcases in walls that hide an entrance and trap doors in ceilings and floors that hide
an entrance or compartments!
Trap Doors in floors can be used for utility access (plumbing/electrical, etc. access) as well as access to secret
passages leading to safe rooms or even fire escapes!
In cases of fires, a trap door in the floor or a below
ground Safe Room (see "The Perfect Home or Addition" in the Manaul) could serve as a Fire Escape!
In order to find the best deal when searching
the Internet for a specific door (based on your requirements), one needs to consider what one wants to accomplish and
how such a door is built.
For example: A bookcase hidden door that holds
the weight of real books, could weigh several hundred pounds! That means that it has to be built like a door that weighs several
hundred pounds! Moreover, it must be built like a several hundred pound door that will not sag with the constant pull
If however, one doesn't need a full bookcase
but merely a small case with light items, many hidden doors on the market will do as long as their "built to last". Putting
more weight on the door than it is built to hold will likely result in problems with the door.
Note: One can also use a mirror rather than a bookcase to create a light-weight hidden door!
See "Hidden Doors, Secret Passages and Safe Rooms" for more information.
There are companies on the internet who
sell both bookcase hidden doors and the plans to build them yourself correctly.
These companies are listed in the Hidden Door Guide for Members Only.
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