I've always wanted a bookcase that was secretly a door, and it's actually surprisingly easy to build. But unlike the movies, this design isn't controlled by pulling a book, instead just simply pushing it. To buy one of these would be around 700 dollars! So this is way cheaper.(Also, feel free to use any other type of wood, but plywood would be cheapest) Here's what you'll need for a 32 x 80 in. doorway:
Total average cost: $80
backboard- 32 in. by 80 in. piece of plywood
Shelves- 5 pieces of plywood, length varies depending on how thick your sides are, but around 30 inches long, 10 inches wide
2 door hinges
a pry-bar, or hammer
for sides of bookcase-12 in. wide, 80 in. long
extra plywood, or scrap wood
Screws and a screw driver
Wood glue or silicone
Step 1: Remove the Original Door
Step 2: Frame
Take one of your shelves and apply wood glue to the edges of it. Let it dry for around 10 minutes. Then just screw it in with your drill. Pretty easy, huh? It's basic. I used silicone for this, and you can too if you want.
Remember to drill in the parts of the shelves too, for reinforcements. You can use a stapler after the screws, if you want an even stronger bookcase.
Step 5: Push It Open!
See look I'm pushing the door! :)