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post #1 of 10 Old 01-16-2009, 05:36 AM - Thread Starter
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I am looking to build a book shelf into a closet space and I still want the functionality of the closet (to store my crap).

So imagine a closet cavity about 2.5 feet deep. I am considering building a bookshelf about 8-10 inches deep (stores some books, DVD's, knicknacks). So instead of using boring bifold doors, I would have a somewhat shallow, but functional, bookshelf in its place. Only this book shelf can be opened to expose the closet space.

My closet is about 5 ft wide.

I have seen a couple of web sites that show a book shelf unit swing open to expose a room, but I am curious as to what kind of hinges are uses. I am also hoping to not have to use any casters/rollers on the bottom.

I did some searches on the internet and I can not really find out how these units are hinged.

So I thought to ask my fellow AVS'ers, hope you can point me in the right direction.
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Found this article not sure if this is exactly what you had in mind or not.

http://blog.simonshea.com/2005/10/sh...follow-up.html

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Found this article not sure if this is exactly what you had in mind or not.

http://blog.simonshea.com/2005/10/sh...follow-up.html


I saw that too. I was hoping to not have to use casters.

Also, of all my searching, I find a handful of web sites that seem to point to the same 2 or 3 designs. However, there is really not much emphasis on the hinges, although this link does.
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It's is pretty funny. While procrastinating about going to work this morning I was thinking the same thing, but a 30" door to storage under the stairs in my basement. I want a shelving unit that will hold DVD, Bluray, games and CDs. I went to HD this morning again while procrastinating but didn't see anything that made sense.

I did consider casters, and I think a shelf that is approximately 30"x80"ish will probably need them with all the media that will be stored in it.

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My closet is about 5 ft wide.

I have seen a couple of web sites that show a book shelf unit swing open to expose a room, but I am curious as to what kind of hinges are uses. I am also hoping to not have to use any casters/rollers on the bottom.

If you don't want to use casters but want to make the shelves functional, you will need some pretty strong hinges. You will either need piano hinges (you can get these in a 6' length) or some barn door hinges.

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Mine needs to open out but that is really cool, and really well executed.

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other pics in this thread from last week

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...highlight=room

Big, you ALWAYS come through. I swear, I dont know how you do it.

I will need mine to swing forward but it sure seems like this is exactly what I am looking for.
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Another option I have been looking at is with a company called "Woodfold" (can't post links yet, but you should be able to google it). They have a section on custom bookcase doors.

Although seeing the solution above may change my mind! Very nice.
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I don't know if this helps but this is what I did. I'm not done yet but this is what I have so far.

They're Soss hidden hinges and they hold a ton of weight.
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