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post #421 of 444 Old 02-28-2014, 06:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Been a little while since I've posted anything. I thought I might share my latest little HT escapade just for grins.

When we first designed the entrance to our room, we left it rather plain because we always intended to come back and add a "hidden" entrance. We'll, we had some issues with the original plan and, long story--short, I had to find a new hardware option to make the idea work. Fast forward a year or so, and we are finally underway. smile.gif

The plan is to have a wood slat wall that hides the entrance. There will be an electric lock that secures the door closed. A hidden button releases the door. A push inward and then to the left allows the panel to slide open.

Phase 2 will be some fun renovations to the inside of the entrance using more Modular Arts panels. All of this is just a crazy idea that has been rattling around in my head, so hopefully it will turn out alright.

Here are some pics of progress so far.

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Door operation:





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Trying to get some more done this weekend. Will try to update with more photos as things progress. . . .
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Nice! Can't wait to see it finished.
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Me too!

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I love this door design.  Can't wait to see it when it is finished.

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You lost me at push inward and to the left. Are you willing to share the hardware that allows this movement? I love the concept.
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"Reclaimed lumber" I love that. biggrin.gif

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You lost me at push inward and to the left. Are you willing to share the hardware that allows this movement?

After all that you have done for me and others on AVS, Big, I would be happy to. smile.gif

Here is a video that shows it in action: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TkUCL4oafIA
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That is pretty slick!
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After all that you have done for me and others on AVS, Big, I would be happy to. smile.gif

Here is a video that shows it in action: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TkUCL4oafIA

Hmmm....Is it really $860 just for the door closing system? I was thinking of using something like this for my dining room and hallway (would need 2 doors), but if it's really $1,800 just for the door system (without doors), that's too expensive.

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You know based on that video there are links to competitor products, I followed one and found a two door system for $4000, Hawa is the brand.
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Hmmm....Is it really $860 just for the door closing system?

It is a rather unique solution and fit my needs. Unfortunately, "unique" usually equals pricey.
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Cool theater! Can you post the equipment rack pics front and back?
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Made progress on the false wall this weekend. Still have to wire the electric lock and door switch on the right. Once everything is wired, I will also fine tune the door to make sure it lines up and fits tightly. Here are some photos of the door in action:













Up close pic of the reclaimed lumber below. I love how some of the boards actually still have rusty nails in them. Nothing says "welcome to our house, kids" more than 100 year old rusty nails. wink.gif




Here is the switch that will operate the lock and automatically turn on the lights. Once it is wired up, it will be covered with a board attached to the spring hinge that will act as a "secret" button.




Here is the electric lock that it will control:





I hope to get everything wired and operational this week. Once that is done, it is on to PHASE 2: the atrium. The plan is to tile the floor, make a custom drywall insert for our lighted movie poster box, and also add some of these textured wall panels to the mix!


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Wow - very cool idea KB. And the reclaimed wood looks amazing.

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Fantastic job and a really creative use of materials!
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That is just all kinds of awesome!! Love the hidden door!
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I just love hidden doors and that one is impressive.. Very Very Cool !!!

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Thanks for all the compliments guys. Once I get it wired up, I will try to post a video to show how it works.
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will be watching for that video!
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Very cool!!

Here is my build thread:

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PHASE 2 is underway. . .

The electricians have yet to finish wiring up the hidden door lock. So, while I am waiting for that, I figured I would go ahead and move onto the second phase of the project: The Atrium.

The plan is to light these floating Modular Arts panels with color changing LEDs. They are on the main wall that you see when you open the door. I also wanted to frame in my lighted movie poster box so that it is "built in." Here is the progress so far:

View from entry door:


Poster box framing:


View as you leave the HT:
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update?

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Sheesh. This was epic. Love when I discover such amazing projects as this that completely snuck by me. Slow clap for everyone.

(And yeah! Where's that video? ^_^)
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Awesome Build, can't wait for an update.

I have a question. On the second layer of framing were the walls screwed into the ceiling hat channel or just into the layer of OSB? Was there any concern for the framing not being rigid enough if attached to the decoupled ceiling?

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