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Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

There are many facets to the field of design, and project ideals are just as numerous.

For a bit of fun, the following covert designs take handcrafted to the next level.

For a do it yourself project, this secret bookcase room shown on Hack n’ Mod can be installed for around $150 U.S. or less and reportedly can be done in a weekend. Using a lightweight bookcase, basic hardware and door hinges this can be done to disguise a secret entryway to a hidden room.

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Image source: hacknmod.com

This rotating door design uses a central axis and is perfect for smaller spaces.

From upscale to easy but clever, Houzz has nearly 100,000 ideas for secret rooms and passageways.

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Image source: Jeffrey Lindgren Architects & Designers from houzz.com

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Image source: Creative Home Engineering from houzz.com

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Image source: Feldman Architecture, Inc. from houzz.com

Skilled woodworker and artist Palo Samko works with reclaimed woods and must be feeling the secret compartment vibe as he has designed a chest with a hidden drawer. The stenciled by hand inscription does clearly state that it is intended for men only, but it is such a smooth looking wooden piece that any women in the home will pretend not to know about the “Top Secret” drawer.

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Image source: Palo Samko from Inhabitat.com

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Image source: Palo Samko from Inhabitat.com

This homemade jewelry box has an intricate setup that houses a secret compartment to hold a special object. The pictorial how-to includes screenshots of the gear and woodworking steps. Complete with a keyed locking mechanism, this design is top notch.

Paper No. 9, a sustainable textile company, teamed up with Sylvia Heisel and designed a dress that has a hidden secret. The Ready-To-Wear-Away Dress is sewn with material that is meant to soften and wear over time. As it does, a hidden layer of handwritten motivational notes are revealed to the wearer.

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Image source: Deborah Feingold from paper-no9.com

Designs that feature a hidden side will always be in style.

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