Swinging Bookcases

Project: Built a wall of Bookshelves that conceal a room
Wood Type: Knotty Alder
Comments: It seems that building bookcases that pivot is always a challenge due to the inherent stresses on the cabinet from being mounted on one corner only … This installation had addition challenges because they were a double door design. The bookcases were very heavy, but were able to open with only one finger.
   
Hidden Room Bookcase that hinged concealing a room
Hinged Bookcases Bookcases that open and pivot
Cabinets conceal a home office with hinged bookcases Bookcases moveable
Bookcases open up Bookcases that move - as seen from inside the room
Hinged bookcases as seen from inside the secret room Bookcase that is hinged from inside the room