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Example of a mid-sized asian light wood floor and beige floor home office library design in San Francisco with brown walls

Hidden Library/Bookcase Door OpenAsian Home Office, San Francisco

This home office was built in an old Victorian in Alameda for a couple, each with his own workstation. A hidden bookcase-door was designed as a "secret" entrance to an adjacent room. The office contained several printer cabinets, media cabinets, drawers for an extensive CD/DVD collection and room for copious files. The clients wanted to display their arts and crafts pottery collection and a lit space was provided on the upper shelves for this purpose. Every surface of the room was customized, including the ceiling and window casings.

Example of a mid-sized asian light wood floor and beige floor home office library design in San Francisco with brown walls —  Houzz

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llind wrote:Dec 7, 2013
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    There was an article I'm Fine Home Building Magazine that describes how to build a hidden door and the hardware necessary to build it. We used that as a resource.
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    Thank you!
Cece Payne wrote:Jan 26, 2014
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    Color is a very personal decision; each person has his/her own reaction to colors so there is no right answer to your question. I would find someone locally who will give you an onsite color consultation to get you off on the right foot. Make sure he/she comes with good references. A local house painter can lead you to someone or perhaps Yelp. Good luck and enjoy your new home.
hugehouzz wrote:Mar 25, 2014
What kind of hinges ar used to make the door work?

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    You might want to refer to the article in Fine Home Building I referred to once before for a similar question. I just spoke to my cabinet maker, though, and he responded that he used
    a large ball bearing heavy passage door hinge and quadrupled it up...he did not remember any particular brand.
lulu1971 wrote:Jul 14, 2014
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    We quadrupled the hinges (see prior comment) so that was not an issue at all
  • lulu1971
    Thank you. My bookworm daughter's closet door is already flanked by bookshelves and I already see she needs more bookshelves so I am thinking of replacing the closet door with this idea. Was just thinking of her going in to her closet and the weight of the books. Thanks for your prompt response!
stardin wrote:Aug 19, 2014
Book paradise lovely

- What a haven!

    Shannon Welker wrote:Dec 10, 2014
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      Shannon, while I am flattered you asked me my opinion I cannot really make a recommendation. Color selection is very personal. It also is imperative that selections be made on site to take note of lighting (natural and man-made), the orientation of the room, colors of adjacent spaces and, most of all, your own color inclinations. So, this is a long winded way of saying I cannot help you. Sorry.
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