Like lots of magicians and illusionists, I have always loved the idea of secret doors and hidden rooms.
The other day I found Secret Door Designs on the web. They send you all the stuff you need to make any door look like a bookcase. I measured up the door to my office, sent them the dimensions, and a few days later I received a mysterious package of fake books! A handyman and I put it all together (actually, to be honest, he did most of the work), and when it’s closed it looks like this….
And when it swings open, it looks like this…..
It was very easy to build (especially if you have someone else do it), and here it is being constructed…
Plus you can customise some of the books, thus allowing for a gag or two….
UPDATE: A few people have asked about handles and latches. One of the shelves has a groove cut into it that acts as a handle, and the kit comes with a ball catch.