My mission is to find every speck of useful space in my house.
knowing that there was a large space under my stairs that wasn't being used was driving me insane.
But I didnt want to just put an ugly door or a fake air vent in the side of my stairs.
So I came up with the Idea of recessed shelves with one set of the shelves being a secret door.
Please be gentle this is my first instructable. I took a lot of pictures to help me get the idea across.
The larger portion under the stairs is taken up by my pantry.
Cut a hole in the wall preferably when your wife isnt home.
Be careful of any potential wires or plumbing that may be in the wall.
I couldnt wait to put things under there. There is a 6ft christmas tree, 4 plastic tubs, kids rocking chair, a wreath and various other small items. It sure beats going into the attic every Christmas.
cut 2x4's to fit across the bottom to cover the hollow spots in the wall.
then paint trim and drywall.
the trim that is over the door hinge is held in place with magnets.
I glued all of these in place.
There were a few scratch my head moments along the way but all in all it wasn't so bad once I got up the nerve to cut that first hole.
again this was my first istructable so be nice and if you liked it please vote for me in the Weekend Projects Contest.