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One of these would be perfect for my vault room. I'm going to get started right away!
I will build this but on the inside of the door .. I did the same when building Pantry shelves in my hallway linen closets..
I hope they glued those do~dads to the shelves or they will be falling every time the door is opened.
Now that's a good idea. Thanks
two sided tape is what is used in motorhomes to keep stuff from coming off the shelves..and its removable whenever....
Ron...I like these shelves and am a sucker for a "hidden room", except the hinges are very obvious.....how about a show on how to use hidden hinges, there must be numerous types that would work and no idea which is best..thanks!
I can't remember how they fixed but it turned out great.
The idea of adding a caster to the bottom outer-edge would be beneficial. It would insure that the unit doesn't start sagging. You can recess a 2 or 3 inch nylon caster just behind the outside edge bottom edge and cover with the bottom cabinet face molding. Looks like a fun project.
The shelves need to be deeper... For real books.
Just wondering if it should be wider than the original door. I noticed that it was a little tight get in the closet; but what a great idea
i was going to make the same comment someone said gluing the objects to the shelves. seems kind of silly if you want to move them for cleaning or changing them with something else,and if one puts books on it you wouldn't be gluing them either.
That is something I would never thought of...It look great...I had just watched you TV show on CH-24 here in St. Louis, MO. today.Good show.
Just a little bit.
Did hubby to it? How did it turn out? Let us know.
You could glue them on the shelves.
Goot idea Bro!
Did you? How did it turn out?
Yeah I did. How did yours turn out?
I believe that you could use what is called a piano hinge. The only other way I can see to hide the hinges is to attach the shelf to the original door. what this effect would create is a hidden door because the shelf looks like a piece of furniture. No one knows there is a entrance there. I like this idea much better than the door being a book case..
An idea to mitigate things falling off the shelves is simply putting a thin strip of wood as a rail across the width of the door about 4 or so inches above each shelf. Think of how shelves look on ships which rock back and forth. Just a thought.
My father and boyfriend are finishing this project as we speak. They are about to mount the hinges, but are concerned the door isn't going to clear the door way. (I don't know why this a concern now, I did mention this at the beginning of the project but what do I know) Anyone have an issue with this and solved it?
Mr. Hazelton, this is the first video that I have seen and I must say your information is excellent! I will watch it more than one time. I feel that I could do this project from what I saw.
Hi Ron and all you commentators, I learned not only from Ron but from you also. My question, I noticed at the end when Arlene went into her closet that she didn't open it all the way, are ya able to open the doorway all the way? Otherwise, I believe I will add more shelves and forgo figurines, picture frames and just have books but then the weight???
You could make a shadow box on the wall in a hallway or stair case and have it to the same thing. Build a bigger space behind the shadow box for storing small things for when you go on vacation or something. I know there's not much room in the wall.
They did screw it to the table
You could possibly rig some type of European hinge system. Might work. Might not.
I like the final look of the project, but like someone else mentioned, how often will they be picking things off the floor that fall off the shelves? I was thinking of reversing the concept, make shelves with light fronts to keep things from falling on the inside of the door. More storage space.
I like the idea and was also wondering about the added weight of the units- do you need to use longer screws into the door jam? and the door on the left... would it make more sense to have the door swing the other way into the room so that the bedroom and closet door do not bump into each other
This is so cool, I think I can do this.
This idea would not last long for me. Having to sidestep into the limited opening is annoying.
I like this idea a lot!!!Thanks Ron....
While it did work "as advertised" it is somewhat a misnomer to call it a bookcase-there are no books on it. The weight of books would deflect the shelves and cause the door to eventually sag. In addition I felt like the loss of door opening was too significant. The project was well executed, but suffered from shortcomings that really need to be addressed.