Hidden Closet

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Feb. 2nd, 2007 | 07:46 am

Woke up this morning and while walking through the house discovered
that a handyman had opened up the door in one of the rooms.

Which lead to a swing out book case.

Secret Closet!

The bookshelf is hung via some heavy hinges and will swing in if you
push on it enough. I've stayed here a number of times, and I remember
thinking when I first came into the house that something about the
shelves felt odd. Now I know why :)

The only way that you can tell that there is something out of place
is because of the joint between the door and the bottom of the shelf
(the last photo shows this). According to Ann her father designed it
for her and Jim when they remodeled the house. They don't keep
anything in the space behind the bookcase, but from what Ann says
children find it delightful to play in.
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Because the Path isn't always straight

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from: pathdancer
date: Feb. 2nd, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Ooo, I LOVE secret rooms!! They're so much fun!!!!!!

(Dashes off to think of ways to build one into her own home!)

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DayGlo Tigerlily

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from: singingnettle
date: Feb. 2nd, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
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There is a company that makes bookshelf doors so that you can have secret rooms (or more book space). They are way expensive, though. Seems to me it wouldn't be all that hard to build one.

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professor_mom

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from: professor_mom
date: Feb. 2nd, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
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From the third picture, it looks like there's an entire room with a window behind the bookcase. That looks like a fun place to play, but I would imagine that one would always be wondering if you could open it and find a world with fauns and lions and evil queens.

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DayGlo Tigerlily

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from: singingnettle
date: Feb. 2nd, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
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How utterly cool!

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Klicrai

That is so awesome!

from: klicrai
date: Feb. 2nd, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
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You have to be careful when building secret rooms. It's easy to forget fire code and make a place that attracts children... to their dooms. If there's a window in the secret closet they're fine though. Awesome!

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from: jamesd
date: Feb. 3rd, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
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A place to hide when the orthodox database police finally come to arrest Jim? :)

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Feb. 3rd, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
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He is neither Greek or Jewish descent :)

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