Saturday, January 30, 2016


I'm about to let you in on the biggest secret of our home remodel.

Kings and emperors have hidden passageways and secret entrances.  Super-villians have concealed booby traps in hidden lairs. Daring smugglers have false floors over secret compartments.

Librarians have... SECRET BOOKCASE COMPARTMENTS!! I am a grown-up, and I own a house, and dammit, I will put a top-secret spy bookcase in that house.

Can I hide all my bones and treats in there? Pleeeeeeease?

Admittedly, there is a slightly less whimsical reason for doing this. We're installing a bookcase in an otherwise unusable short space under a dormer. But we need to preserve access to that funny little corner, because it has a panel to a crawl space where we'll need to do maintenance occasionally. So Brett made the perfectly reasonable suggestion that we make the bookcase removable. I then insisted we put it on hinges, purely because a hidden-door bookcase is obviously much cooler than a removable bookcase. And purely because he's a good husband who puts up with my insanity, he agreed.


The framing and supports are taking shape now. I already can't wait!! Now I just have to convince Brett to make the bookcase open automatically when you pull out the right book...


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