If an intruder were to invade your home for example, would you have a place to retreat to and secure yourself and your family?
What about your valuables? Do you have a place in your home to hide your valuables from criminals? "They cant steal what they cant find!"
So, how do you hide a room from criminals in order to protect your family and valuables? You need a concealed or hidden door!
How about a Bookcase Hidden Door that is a real bookcase and functions as a door! You just push it open and disappear inside!
A hidden safe room is a great way to protect your family and valuables and right now there is a growing list of Hidden Door Manufacturers who build custom doors and links to their websites can be found in the Hidden Doors Manual.
Below are a few uses for a safe room:
- Panic Room
(a lower external slide lock can allow quick entry by children and/or as a safe place to hide until the danger passes)
- Secure Gun Closet "Gun Safe"
(a top lock for adults can prevent children from opening the gun closet and provide a safe and secure place for gun collections!
- Jewelry Storage closet
- Storm Shelter
(protection from severe weather, storm shelters above ground, below ground and do-it-yourself storm shelters.
- Hidden Stair Passage (First floor to second floor hidden stair case)
- Secret Passage - Two bookcase hidden-doors can be installed on either side of the safe room to allow you to slip from room to room through this secret passage.
Note: Partition walls can be used to create the safe room.
For example: A false wall can be built across a room and a series of bookcases can be installed with only one bookcase serving as a hidden entrance into the hidden room or passage way.
Hidden Doors come in many forms and serve many purposes. Some examples are bookcases in walls that hide an entrance and trap doors in ceilings and floors that hide an entrance or compartments!
Trap Doors in floors can be used for utility access (plumbing/electrical, etc. access) as well as access to secret passages leading to safe rooms and even fire escapes!
In cases of fires, a trap door in the floor or a below ground Safe Room (see "The Perfect Home or Addition" in the Manaul) could serve as a Fire Escape!
In order to find the best deal when searching the Internet for a specific door (based on your requirements), one needs to consider what one wants to accomplish and how such a door is built.
For example: A bookcase hidden door that holds the weight of real books, could weigh several hundred pounds! That means that it has to be built like a door that weighs several hundred pounds! Moreover, it must be built like a several hundred pound door that will not sag with the constant pull of gravity!
If however, one doesn't need a full bookcase but merely a small case with light items, many hidden doors on the market will do as long as their "built to last". Putting more weight on the door than it is built to hold will likely result in problems with the door.
Note: One can also use a mirror rather than a bookcase to create a light-weight hidden door! See "Hidden Doors, Secret Passages and Safe Rooms" for more information.
Thank you for reading.
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