C.J. watches a lot of home repair videos on YouTube. They are just the right length for a man who cannot stand to watch more than seven minutes of television at a time. (Except for Hoarders. For some reason, he loves Hoarders.) The week he discovered that you can easily turn any door in your house into a false bookcase secret door.
Original Book Works offers a very professional false bookcase door that you can install.
I think this secret door looks great, but I’m not a big fan of the books used. In real life, these are the sort of books people buy for decoration,not to read. If I had a secret door like this one, and it’s possible that I will have one very soon, I’d want it to be full of fake books that look like books I would actually read.
I checked the prices of the faux books at Original Book Works and I have to say that the books look very good, but if you look around some you can find the real thing for less.
TVTara on YouTube built this very nice false bookcase door in a weekend at under 100 dollars for all materials including the books.
TVTara did a fine job here. The books are still not books I would read, but we should be able to come up with a convincing case full after four or five trips to the thrift store and the discount table at the friends of the library book sale. C.J. really likes the book door handle.
We’re thinking about the closet in our front hall. We could turn the door into a secret bookcase door, possibly turn the entire wall into a false built in book case. C.J. thinks it would make the room look bigger. I’m not sure how that would be possible, but I do think it would be very, very cool to have a secret bookcase door.
And this is not something one can do with a Kindle.