Watching movies involving old mansions, intrigue and hidden passages to sneak away can inspire thoughts of what one could do if they had their own concealed room. Perhaps the dream hideaway would be a place to sneak away from the family or maybe it could be where one keeps important treasures and documents. Even in a humble abode one can achieve the fantasy of a secret hideaway by simply installing a Murphy Door in an existing door opening space.
The Murphy Door will keep a space hidden while also lending more storage to a room.
Enter the secret room or closet simply by opening a door disguised as a beautiful functional bookcase. The Murphy Door hidden door bookshelf is designed to fit in existing openings replacing boring doors with exciting usable bookcases in a variety of finishes to choose from to fit in with any decor.
- Choose a wood in alder, oak, maple, cherry or paint grade.
- Keep it simple with a black or white melamine.
- Stain or paint the wood to match the decor or order the Murphy Door prestained in a natural, medium, dark, or cherry finish.
- The hardware comes in a choice of finishes in brass, nickel or oil rubbed bronze.
- Customize the Murphy Door by adding extra shelves, drawers, flat panel doors, fluted casing, plate racks, trim molding, and more.
"The Murphy Door holds up to 300 lbs and has a steel roller system. It comes with a complete lifetime warranty. The doors are completely functional when books and other objects are on the shelves, so there is no need to empty shelves in order to open the door."
The Murphy Door company makes it easy for do-it-yourselfers delivering a prebuilt unit that just about anyone should be able to install.
The Flush Mount Hidden Door System fits neatly inside a smaller door opening.
The Flush Mount is the perfect option, coming in two sizes to fit smaller door openings that are 32-inches or 36-inches wide with the standard height of 80.5 inches. Murphy Door's hidden door can be hinged to swing in or out. The totally prebuilt unit comes completely assembled including with the hardware to easily install.
A Surface Mount Hidden Door System will neatly hide ordinary existing doors.
For a surface mount hidden door the company recommends "a door that is 12 inches wider than your opening, and allow two and a half inches clearance on either side of the bookshelf to allow for the door to pivot". The Hidden Door Surface Mount system comes in standard door sizes of four, five and six foot widths. The surface mount system acts as if a piece of beautiful furniture sitting against the wall. When opened, the door opening to the secret room or closet is revealed.
A customized series comes to the rescue to fit every opening.
Not every home has true standard openings for doors. Murphy Door will create a customized door to fit uniquely sized openings as well as one's particular needs, truly offering a decor option for every abode. Simply contact the company to discuss custom requirements.
Display books and keepsakes neatly and safely on the shelves of a beautifully disguised door. Have fun leading people on a tour of the home through your very own secret passage. Impress guests hanging coats in a closet neatly hidden away behind a beautiful piece of furniture or opening a bookcase to reveal a bar set up ready for a party. Think outside of the box with new ideas when decorating and never be afraid to dance.
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