Build your own secret bookcase

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Date:2 February 2017 Tags:, ,

Everything is becoming smarter these days, from smart devices to autonomous homes. Why not get creative and make your own ‘smart’ bookcase or Batcave fantasy a reality? It’s time to turn your normal looking home furnishing into a secret passage or room.

You’re probably thinking you would have to be Bruce Wayne to be able to afford a customised home engineering job, right? Not quite. Meet Bob in the YouTube video above. He builds a bookcase that doubles up as a secret door.

Check out the video above to see how it’s done. And for your convenience, we’ve listed all the items you’ll need to do it yourself below.

Here’s what you’ll need:

High quality wood glue
Jig
Table Saw
Miter Saw
Skil Circular Saw Kit
SOSS Invisble Hinge
Automatic Gate Latch
Tool Time Gate Latch Cable Pull
Handle (black)
5” Heavy-Duty Fixed Caster x2

Note that the size of the door frame varies and should be substituted accordingly. Now it’s time to get trimming, drilling and shimming.

Video, instruction and design credit: Bob Clagett/I like to make stuff