Four Words: Secret. Folding. Bookshelf. Door.

If you've managed to scrimp and save $US3000 for some much-needed home improvement, forget about fixing that giant hole in the floor of the kids' room and install this secret folding bookshelf door in front of your study instead.

Because creating the illusion that you live in some kind of awesome super-villain lair is just about the best kind of home improvement there is. And once you convince your significant other that secret passageways are a must-have accessory, it paves the way for future home improvement projects, such as great white shark tanks, rocket-launched escape pods and even weather machines. (That last one can really increase the curb appeal of your home.) [Opulent Items via The Red Ferret Journal]


    Bring on the spelling nazis

    Too excited to proof the subject - bookself :)

      Just an obversation, still enjoyed the article!

    Four words? One wrong.

    I think I would prefer a sliding one instead of a folding one. But cool idea.

    Does it come in Teak?

    $3K? Thats a bit rich. Im quite sure I could do it for 80% less.

      With a name like ash, I'd hope you can ;)

      Well, do it then. Post the pictures and scans of all your receipts. If you can make it out of real wood (they offer a choice of oak, maple or cherry) and make it work the same and look as professionally done,for $600, then you are indeed worthy of the boast.

      I agree that $3k is a lot, though. I'm about to buy 3 more bookshelves (for a total of 6) from IKEA and the total cost for the six sets, including glass doors, would be about half that. Not comparing them for quality, but they are good value.

    Okay, that looks fantastic but where are the instructions on how to do it? Being the world's worst bookaholic, I will never have enough bookshelves and this seems like a great to solve that problem.

    Wouldn't all the stuff just fall off when you open it?!

    That is awesome. It would have to be very stable with a smooth mechanism to stop things from falling off.

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