I Want One of These and A Secret Door Bookcase

Spotted this mentioned on Huffington Post today. Emerald Pellot of Little Things shared the DIY You Tube video from I Like To Make Stuff about how to build your own secret door bookcase. I know I couldn’t make it myself but I can still dream. The only thing is I would like it to open into a finished room or secret passageway. That’s why I love those old European castles and big mansions that have these hidden rooms and hidden stairways. It’s pretty hard to duplicate in modern Californian tract houses but it would be fun to try.

 

Thursday Doors is hosted by Norm Frampton. You can click to read about it and read other interesting posts. Today’s post is dedicated to my coming back from the flu, happy daydreaming, and having my first cup of coffee in a week. Featured image is of Lyme Park ( otherwise known as Pemberley )  by David Dixon on geograph.org.uk.

 

20 thoughts on “I Want One of These and A Secret Door Bookcase

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Thank You, Norm. It was fun to share this secret door and definitely will toast ( with my coffee for now) to continued better health and good bye flu bug, “don’t come knocking on my door again.” 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Yes, dreamy. I have watched the DVD many times. Jane says to Elizabeth something like: “when did you first realize your feelings had changed toward Mr. Darcy?” and Elizabeth responds something like , ” I am not sure but it might have been when I first saw his estate, Pemberley.” Thanks, Kim.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Mine as well. I have a copy of the version with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. It is so good. I love the book too. I read the book before there was a movie. It made me laugh out loud and I love the romance. Soul sisters. 🙂

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      1. circadianreflections

        That’s the version I have also. Mine is still in VHS! This version is my favorite of the movies.
        My copy of Pride and Prejudice is so old I’m grateful I bought it in hardback second hand. I don’t think a paperback would have lasted nearly half this long.

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      2. Deborah Drucker Post author

        That version is my favorite too. I do not remember the exact first time I read Pride and Prejudice but I am pretty sure I was a young adult. I have a paperback and a small hard copy now. I should get myself a nicer copy one of these days. I know paperbacks usually end up falling apart and I would like a bigger sized hard copy. 🙂

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      3. circadianreflections

        Paperbacks just don’t last more than half dozen readings before the binding starts to show signs of stress. My Outlander series is Paperback and showing signs of wear and stress. I re-read it annually while waiting for the next book to come out which is anywhere from 2 to 3 years. Each novel is a brick!
        Have you been reading that series? OMG! It’s wonderful with rich characters, and beautifully written historical facts blended with wonderful fiction and romance. Diana Gabaldon is the author.

        Most of my books are still in boxes from our remodel, but am slowly bringing books back in. The box that holds my Pride and Prejudice book is still in the garage. My copy is ancient! I think it’s from the 50’s or 60’s!
        I bought it as a young adult too. I didn’t have a T.V. when I moved out of my parents house so I bought a lot of books, and rediscovered my love of reading.

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      4. Deborah Drucker Post author

        I haven’t read the Outlander books. I am always reading, love it. I am into mysteries and have read a few series of mystery authors like Louise Penny, a Canadian writer, and Michael Connelly an American. I have found that the paperback pages turn yellow and as you say the bindings start to go. I now try to give stacks of books to the local public library before they wear out and it cuts down on the clutter a bit. My husband and I have many hardbound books. In recent years, I borrow books from the library and that has cut down on the expense and clutter as well. 🙂

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      5. circadianreflections

        I too borrow from the library and have limited space so I’m very picky about the books I do purchase.
        The Outlander series is wonderful. It’s mystery, romance, drama, suspense, and historical all at the same time. I’m sure you’ll be able to get the first book Outlander from the library by now. She’s on book 8 or 9 now in the series.

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  1. sustainabilitea

    I’d like a secret door like this that opened into a library room. I have so many books, but no room for them to all be out. I tend to get mine from the library sale or Half Price Books. I have certain authors I like to collect, the rest I get from the library. So many books, so little time!!

    janet

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      That would be fun. I definitely relate with having many books. Good idea to buy books from the library. It raises money for a worthy cause. I have cut down on my purchases as well. Libraries are a wonderful resource for us all! Thanks, Janet. 🙂

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      1. sustainabilitea

        Library support is the only tax increase we’ll vote for. I’m really trying not to buy more books except for those by the authors I’m collecting. AND I’m trying to get rid of books, too. The problem is that they seem to stick to my fingers. 🙂

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