So, as many of you know I am working on my theater. I am almost ready to have the drywall guys come in and do their work. One decision that I have been putting off....and putting off....and putting off....is the AV rack decision. My AV closet measures about 36" deep, 48" across, 6 ft height. The rough door opening is presently at ~22" wide.
I looked at racks, and to be blunt, they are expensive. I am not the kind of guy that needs to have my equipment on display. I'm way to practical (i.e. cheap) to invest money just so others
can check out my gear.
Even cheap racks (Slim5) become expensive when you factor in the shelves, faceplates etc.
Now with that as a background, I got the idea for a secret room. Other in this forum have made similiar such hidden rooms for their closet, so I am posting here to get some advice. The main source for my inspiration is this web site:Bookshelf Door
Here are pics form that site:
The design is sound, but the hardware for the door swing is a bit expensive (i.e. >$100). So, I got to thinking, couldn't I just use a lazy susan piece of hardware on the bottom of the bookcase as a pivot point. The only problem I see with that is how to get the Susan attached to both a bottom plate and the bookcase. Lets say the bookcase is 10" deep. I could use a 6" inch lazy susan. I could easily affix the Susan to the bottom of the bookcase, but then how would I affix the Susan to the bottomplate? There would be no way to get a scredriver in there unless the lazy susan could be somehow disassembled into 2 pieces.
Then I thought I could use a threaded rod through the bookcase and place something on the top and bottom plate to recieve the rod.
Since I am in the brainstorming stages, I thought I would post here and see what you all could come up with.