Man makes trap door bookshelf – And teaches you how! Ever seen those hidden bookshelves in the Munsters or Scooby Doo? Always wanted one of your own? Hell yeah! Well now you can with these fantastic projects that teach you how to make your own secret rotating doors. Although this seems like an overwhelming build, you can easily use the Arduino microcontroller programmer to build your own hidden doors.
First up, we have two awesome rotating bookshelf tutorials. The main tutorial does a fantastic job detailing the entire build and design process. The next tutorial is more of an overview yet still provides plenty of detailed information.
Popular mechanics has a neat article about a mechanical engineer who started a company which specializes in installing secret passageways. He installs everything from the standard bookshelves to rotating fireplaces. The New York Times also has a fantastic article about hidden passageways. Now that we’ve shown you how, check out the inspiration below and go build your own trap doors!