• Advertisement
New Forum Rules
Please Read

Hidden Doorway

Ask Carborendum for tips on construction and building projects here

Moderator: Carborendum

Re: Hidden Doorway

Postby az1990 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:21 pm

Okay, the best place to find a hidden door to create a safe room or some place to conceal weaponry is a door made by Custom Service Hardware called the invsidoor. I think they are in Wisconsin. These guys have a door that is geared for this sort of thing. From their site they say the door ready to hang in an existing door opening 36x80, so says the video. The video they have on the site also mentions that it comes so it can be hung as an in-swing or out-swing. I have also seen their add in American Hunter. They also sell a pivot hinge if you want to build your own door. Anyway if you are looking for a door that can fit into an existing opening sounds like this would be the place to look. I don't have one but I have looked into a hidden bookcase door.
http://www.cshardware.com/Invisidoor/default.asp
az1990
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:08 pm
Karma: 0

Re: Hidden Doorway

Postby TheLight » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:06 pm

Build a wall of cabinets. In one of the cabinets build a slide-away back wall. it would conceal a door that opened in to the room.
"Where did I leave that clue-by-four?" -Me
"TheLight is a pot-kicking man-ape gone wrong. But we still love him and his ability to carry entire trees at once." -Rush2112
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." ~Winston Churchill

Image
Image http://www.theendofthetunnel.org/
User avatar
TheLight
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1594
Images: 0
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:51 pm
Location: New York City
Karma: 47

Re: Hidden Doorway

Postby boltactionreducer » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:53 pm

redneck wrote:It would be hard to say which way to open it. I was thinking out and have a couple of sheets of peg board on the wall and run 1 by 3 on the seam but where they moved with your door. Also make sure your door don't drag and leave marks on the floor the other is you could make a couple of your peg hanger to lock it from coming open if someone pulls on a tool hard.


I have friend who has a hidden entrance i say entrance because its like a half door in size leading to the open space under a long flight of stairs going to his basement at any rate in one of the panels used as decoration on the false wall is two slots housing heavy duty magnets which slide back in forth to hold the door shut before he started using a buffer between the magnets it left marks he tried to cover them up but there still visible and it pisses him off to no end as he thinks some one is going to find it not that it would matter as there is a welded rebar cage behind it.
boltactionreducer
 
Posts: 271
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:46 am
Karma: 0

Re: Hidden Doorway

Postby kappydell » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:43 am

i did the pegboard thing to hide a door. the door opens into a concealed 10 x 28 room. I covered it with pegboard, and put a clothes rack that hooks over the top of the door on it. On those I hand various and sundry ropes, hoses, belts, work apron, chore jacket, etc. Where they don't hang down I have pegs holding various hand toolsm neatly outlined with magic marker. Below I slid a small table/bench that I made to just fit in the slight recess, extending out for a work table. Then storage boxes below. Looks like a small work bench. I also added shelving along the wall near the door (the cheap plastic ones from wal mart work fine) holding the usual parts and miscellaney that accumulate near any work area. To access, slide the bench aside, reach under the clothes and open the latch. Works for me, and was not too expensive for my fixed income, but Im putting locking casters on the work bench, or some foot that glides easier and more quietly so it moves aside quicker. works for me.
kappydell
Wisconsin Preppers Network
Wisconsin Preppers Network
 
Posts: 1188
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:15 pm
Location: south central Wisconsin
Karma: 41

Re: Hidden Doorway

Postby redneck » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:54 pm

boltactionreducer wrote:
redneck wrote:It would be hard to say which way to open it. I was thinking out and have a couple of sheets of peg board on the wall and run 1 by 3 on the seam but where they moved with your door. Also make sure your door don't drag and leave marks on the floor the other is you could make a couple of your peg hanger to lock it from coming open if someone pulls on a tool hard.


I have friend who has a hidden entrance i say entrance because its like a half door in size leading to the open space under a long flight of stairs going to his basement at any rate in one of the panels used as decoration on the false wall is two slots housing heavy duty magnets which slide back in forth to hold the door shut before he started using a buffer between the magnets it left marks he tried to cover them up but there still visible and it pisses him off to no end as he thinks some one is going to find it not that it would matter as there is a welded rebar cage behind it.


Have him try the MR Clean magic eraser it might do it if not just have him paint. That is a great ideal might give a try on next one I build.
If a man thrive on other peoples labor will he survive on his own labor?
User avatar
redneck
Missouri Preppers Network
Missouri Preppers Network
 
Posts: 162
Images: 0
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:07 pm
Location: Rolla
Karma: 2

Re: Hidden Doorway

Postby bcguy01 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:42 am

I just turned an old hallway closet in to a hidden room at my old house. I framed, sheetrocked and painted the old way in the hallway. then i went in to the walkin closet it backed up to and maid a small door way that i hid behind peg board. I actually had people break into my house and they had no clue it was even there
bcguy01
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:31 am
Karma: 0

Previous

Return to Construction Cornerstone

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for the APN Email Newsletter - Enter your e-mail address below


  Links and Resources
  -Links
  -Podcasts
  -Pioneer Living
  -Free Ebooks








State Networks
Use the scroll bar below to find out what's going on in your state.
Alabama
Blog    Forum

Alaska
Blog    Forum

Arizona
Blog    Forum

Arkansas
Blog    Forum

California
Blog    Forum

Colorado
Blog    Forum

Connecticut
Blog    Forum

Delaware
Blog    Forum

Florida
Blog    Forum

Georgia
Blog    Forum

Hawaii
Blog    Forum

Idaho
Blog    Forum

Illinois
Blog    Forum

Indiana
Blog    Forum

Iowa
Blog    Forum

Kansas
Blog    Forum

Kentucky
Blog    Forum

Louisiana
Blog    Forum

Maine
Blog    Forum

Maryland
Blog    Forum

Massachusetts
Blog    Forum

Michigan
Blog    Forum

Minnesota
Blog    Forum

Mississippi
Blog    Forum

Missouri
Blog    Forum

Montana
Blog    Forum

Nebraska
Blog    Forum

Nevada
Blog    Forum

New Hampshire
Blog    Forum

New Jersey
Blog    Forum

New Mexico
Blog    Forum

New York
Blog    Forum

North Carolina
Blog    Forum

North Dakota
Blog    Forum

Ohio
Blog    Forum

Oklahoma
Blog    Forum

Oregon
Blog    Forum

Pennsylvania
Blog    Forum

Rhode Island
Blog    Forum

South Carolina
Blog    Forum

South Dakota
Blog    Forum

Tennessee
Blog    Forum

Texas
Blog    Forum

Utah
Blog    Forum

Vermont
Blog    Forum

Virginia
Blog    Forum

Washington
Blog    Forum

West Virginia
Blog    Forum

Wisconsin
Blog    Forum

Wyoming
Blog    Forum


Trusted Sponsors


Copyright
For Notices of Copyright infringement and to contact our DMCA Agent please follow the link below:
Copyright Policy

For terms of use, rules, and policies please read our Disclaimer