Since I was a kid, I've always wanted a movie theater and a secret door in my house. Now that I'm all grown up I have built my theater but was losing space to a poorly placed door that led into a very small room containing my sump. I decided to reclaim that space by moving the door, creating a place to store my DVD' s, and get that secret door all in one project.
Tools - You'll need some
Wood - I used 1x8x8 Poplar but you can use whatever suits your needs
Continuous Hinge - Get from Amazon HERE
80lb Mag Locks - Get from Amazon HERE
12v Power Adapter - HERE
Step 1: Plan everything out ahead of time.
I highly suggest measuring and planning everything out ahead of time as the key to a good secret door is close tolerances and a snug fit.
First I made measurements of the area I wanted to put the door and built the area using sketchup. I then built the DVD case virtually so I could determine if there would be any binding points. I was originally going to space the shelves out evenly, but in building the real version, I decided to leave the top shelf taller so I could put movie gadgets there.