Secret Door Bookcase
Here the brief was to make good use of bespoke tailoring to design a bookcase to
cover a bit of an unsightly gather of the
household heating and electrical services.
A bookcase to be aesthetically pleasing and yet practical.
The centre section we made so that it
pivoted to allow it to rotate without
being hinged. If the centre was hung on
hinges it would mean there would have
to be a counter balance wheel
underneath the unit. I felt this was not
a good idea as it would wear an arc
on the floor.
The result was a completely weightless
feel to the door and effortless to open.
The weight of the entire door section and books had to be calculated to make
sure we had the correct pivots to work.
This bookcase was a challenge met
head on and we were all very happy
with the final result.