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San Francisco Shingle Style traditional-hall

San Francisco Shingle Style

Photography: Stephen Fridge, Margot Hartford, Randy O'Rourke

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February 17, 2013
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Claire McDaniel
I wish there was a photo of what's on the other side of the bookcase door. I want to know where those stairs are leading to.
    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 8:50AM
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more books
    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 5:26PM
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January 19, 2011
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On youtube there is a video using Sugatsone 3way adjustable hinges. Also makes such bookcase doors.
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Lady Falconer
thanks everyone.
    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 2:09AM
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December 14, 2013
dwindblad wrote:
What type of hinge hardware will support this weight
October 30, 2013
Kathy Standridge wrote:
How do you hide the hinges to the door/book shelf?
February 13, 2013
pbreinha wrote:
I had a bed behind bookcase 1969 in my first apartment in Monclair , NJ

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Becky Harris added this to Seven Sneaky Storage Solutions
Bonus: A bookcase that doubles as a secret door. I want one of these!Tell us: Have you found some sneaky storage space somewhere in your home? Let us know in the Comments!
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Living George Jetson Style
Every high-tech home needs a hidden stairway...has to be mandatory in my book! :)
This photo had us all seriously craving our own secret passage.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It...
Every good decorating spy needs a quick escape route. really thought those were just bookshelves? Silly Spy! It's back to Spy Class 101 for you! What items have you placed in the witness protection program in your home? In mine, all the remotes are hidden away inside what sneakily appears to be a chess box. Please share your home design and decorating "clues!" :-)
Lily Gahagan added this to Secret Passages and Hidden Spots
I like to think that up those stairs is a comfy armchair, just right for escaping with a good book.
2. A secret passageway. What could be more fun than a secret passageway? This one provides extra book storage for a bibliophile and gives hidden access to a stairway. You could even take it a step or 10 further and add a panic room.More Secret Passageways and Nooks

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book shelf door
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Secret Library stairs?
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February 24, 2015
Secret passage
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February 22, 2015
upper hallway?
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February 21, 2015
secret passage way
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February 19, 2015
And yet another secret door
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February 17, 2015
can we do this for door at top of stairs? and make the upstairs hallway south wall lined with books?
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February 15, 2015
hidden door
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February 11, 2015
to replace door going to attic
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secret woman cave
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what if shoe closet swung out and guns safe behind?
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hidden areaxw lots of books
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perfect a must have
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What about this going from my closet to our master bedroom?
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double duty - bookcase and door!
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December 29, 2014
Escape routes
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December 27, 2014
Door to 3rd floor
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December 26, 2014
I love it!
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December 15, 2014
Would it be possible to build shelves into one or two of the walls either side of the stairs to the top floor? I always think it's a shame not to use the space between the studs in walls. These shelves along the stairs leading to the 3rd unit would be convenient for stashing keys and scarves. We'd be wise to build one or two shelves that could fit a rubber boot tray, because tenants would be tempted to leave their shoes and boots near the entrance to their unit.
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December 15, 2014
could we do this on wall to lounge/study?
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Oh, wouldn't this be fun!
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Bookcase idea
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December 2, 2014
I just really want hidden rooms
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Bookcase door
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Library passage way
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New book case idea.
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Secret bookshelf door
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October 15, 2014
Here it is, Bill! Your secret bookcase door to your man cave....
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secret passage!
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October 7, 2014
like the hidden entrance to upstairs, more secluded
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Secret passage
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I love the idea of a secret passageway to an office with windows behind a sliding bookcase
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A hidden office would be terrific
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stairs go up to a reading room to relax
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Secret stairway behind book case; inside we could have storage shelving
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Stairs going the width to seperate the room?
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awesome fun idea to have cabinet or shelves to disguise door.
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Way to access hall closet and have a bookcase
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swinging bookcase
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Amazing Idea!!!
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book shelf opens to more books, what could be better?!!!!
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Hidden from view
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hidden, door, swing, conversion,
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We love a secret passage
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I would never leave, do you here me? Never!
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Secret door
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shelf cabinet near TV in family room
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June 15, 2014
hidden bookcase Many companies now make prefabricated units that can be assembled in about an hour by the average homeowner. “If you’ve put together Ikea furniture, you can do this,” says Tim Stepanski, the marketing manager for CS Hardware, which sells prefabricated and semicustom units like the one seen here. CS Hardware’s prefabricated units come ready to install and take about an hour to put into a standard doorway. They come unfinished so users can paint or stain them to match the surrounding cabinetry. The fully assembled units start at $1,249, or you can buy just the hinge hardware and construction drawings for $150 if you want to build a bookcase yourself with the wood of your choice.
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OMG love it, tons of bookshelves!!
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A very well done bookcase / hidden doorway. Our boys want their closets behind doors like this. I wonder where those stairs go...
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Bed in a bookshelf
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part of whole wall of book shelves
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What I wouldn't do for this ;-)
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moveable book case
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This is mine
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moveable bookshelves! also look at the detailing of the floor in the corner. Ahhh!
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bookshelves make walls
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secret door way
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Hidden stairs, I like the storage behind as well
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Secret library
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hidden loft stairs
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Great idea to hide stairs
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Back of office
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Secret Door
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hides entire attic
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Hidden door bookshelf
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The hidden Staircase behind Bookcase
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secret room
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*Heavy Breathing* I'd actually be surrounded and hidden by books
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back hall doorway up to study area?
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Shop storage area doors
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Secret Door!!
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Hidden shelves
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Doorway to the third floor.
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hidden stairs and bookcase
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Hidden stairs
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Secret staircase
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concealed entry
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Almost exactly what I want
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Secret door bookcase
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Like this hidden door for security.
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bibliotheque mobile qui sauv beaucoup d'espécace
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Secret passageway
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I love it, and wonder where the stairs lead to...
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February 13, 2014
its hidden!
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February 11, 2014
Exactly what I am looking for in the entrance to the bonus room.
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puerta librero que daría a mi espacio u oficina
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Awesome for attic stairs.
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Door sliding
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Secret door. Prefer dark wood colors
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Bookcase hidden door
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Hidden door
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Door hides a secret
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hidden bookshelves
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Doors that serve a dual purpose. Hidden room.
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Doors that serve a dual purpose. Hidden room.
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secret staircase?
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Secret door
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Staircase to loft behind bookcase??????
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Hidden door. Put outlet in front of opening side as well that functions.
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Secret opening bookcase.
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stairs behind bookcase in Media Room. Create 30" space behind bookcase in Media Room. Hidden staircase to attic storage. Stairway behind bookcase would be 30" wide, risers 7-3/4" high and tread depth about 10"
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Secret room!
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Hidden staircase
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perhaps study can be in attic
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Hidden basement
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Books! Secret Rooms! Secret *Staircases*!!!!
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Secret door
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Secret bookcase
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book shelves
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great idea for the 3rd floor stairs!
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Hidden room - bookshelf door
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love but how do you keep the stuff from falling of the shelf
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Love the open out doors!
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Hidden door
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secret stairway
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Bookcase Doorway
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Secret door
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Hidden stairway
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can use to hide the stair to the basement which can be turned into a mancave type area
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More books!
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safe room
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Attic entrance staircase
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Another peek into a hallway library
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