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Offline ktb153

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Hidden door/wine cabinet
« on: October 26, 2018, 06:31 PM »
This was a fun build and not something you see everyday so thought I'd post it. This was for my very good customers that I've done tons of work for so luckily they had faith in me even though I've never done a hidden door before. I've never made so many mock ups to make sure everything would work but honestly it wasn't nearly as intimidating as I made it in my mind. I did a full sketch up drawing to find my pivot point and obviously had to do a mockup of that, believe it or not I could have just trusted my drawing. Of course my first hidden door was going to be an easy one fitting it into a room with round walls and replacing someone else's failed attempt at making one. I ended up just making a door frame 12" deep from cherry ply and attaching a face frame on that so I could just install that in the opening and then my door/cabinet just sat in the frame. The lumber is all cherry with a gel stain glaze and the pivot hinge was from cshardware. I'm not good at estimating weight but the door definitely took two of us to carry and even loaded up with wine it swings effortlessly. When the door is shut it has a tight seal and if the light is on behind the door you can't see any of it from the outside. Yes I somehow forgot to stain the back of the right pillar that you can see when the door is opened and yes I went back to finish that lol. If anyone has any questions about the construction of it I'd be more than happy to answer, I know I was intimidated about the concept of a hidden door but if you can make a cabinet you can make this door.

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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
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Offline ktb153

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 07:48 PM »
thanks for fixing the pics

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 09:59 PM »
No problem. Looks great thanks for posting

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 11:36 PM »
Thanks for sharing your latest project. Beautiful work. That must of been fun and a mind game at the same time.
I like it.
Rick
Have you walked your saw today?

Offline duc996

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 01:42 PM »
nice!

Offline Cheese

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 01:55 PM »
Really nice work.

Do you have any photos of the pivots?

How does it latch in place?

Offline ktb153

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2018, 02:12 PM »
Really nice work.

Do you have any photos of the pivots?

How does it latch in place?

Thanks, no photos of the pivots they're not visible once the door is in but this is the hardware I used
https://www.cshardware.com/id-hingekit.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwmdDeBRA8EiwAXlarFvrhBBGrtRA2-Z2fao4AiynjfVrCJbhWzXCbCZJ7VEjrtI9qEWkDnxoCNA0QAvD_BwE

I don't have a good picture of the how it latches in place but it's just that little catch in the bottom right, very simple but once adjusted it shuts tight and you just give it a tug on the face frame to open.

Offline eddomak

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2018, 09:41 PM »
Thanks for posting that - really nice job there both on the cabinetry as well as on the hidden door aspect.

Makes me keep thinking of where I might be able to put a hidden door in my own house!  [big grin]

Offline ktb153

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2018, 11:10 PM »
Thanks for posting that - really nice job there both on the cabinetry as well as on the hidden door aspect.

Makes me keep thinking of where I might be able to put a hidden door in my own house!  [big grin]

Thanks. I had the same thoughts, when I got home from installing it I was looking around my house for a place to put one haha.

Offline eddomak

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Re: Hidden door/wine cabinet
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2018, 08:07 PM »
I think I have far more chance to put in some hidden compartments into some furniture like Q-line designs.

I managed to incorporate a very simple false base on some melamine wardrobe built-ins for hiding some valuables from sight. That's around it so far.  [big grin]