DIY Master Uses An Old PC Monitor To Make His Secret Doorway Even More Magical

Who doesn’t want their own secret space to escape to when all of the worries of the world become too much?

Nobody, that’s that. Apart from being infinitely cool, where no one can find us, they bring out our inner children and promise a hideaway. That a fair number of people take of constructing their own bookcase and all on the awesome job. Redditor whiteboywasted took it a step farther when he bought his first home and built a “magic mirror” having an old PC monitor, two-way glass, and a Raspberry Pi 2, which is a miniature, single-board computer.

Whiteboywasted discovered the perfect place to get a secret door between the master bedroom and an extra room that could only be accessed one way. He removed the old door and frame, making room.

Then he attached brackets to the top and bottom of the door.

A quarter-inch deep groove routed from the shelves held the two-way glass set up.

With the glass fastened, whiteboywasted used Liquid Nails adhesive to bond the PC monitor to two vertical boards, creating the “magic mirror” effect.

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After testing to make certain that the Raspberry Pi and the display functioned, it had been time for him to attach the rear of the bookcase, add the trim and put in the whole thing in the door.

More trim around the door gave it a clean, finished look.

Here’s the perspective from the opposite side, where whiteboywasted set up a middle panel that drops down, showing the display. He also attached a metal strike plate, as he plans on incorporating an electromagnetic lock later on.

All that was left was for him to fill the shelves with books — one of which is imitation.

Now not only does whiteboywasted possess his own secret area, but he also has a super trendy display to give him advice regarding the weather, traffic, and information while he gets ready in the afternoon.

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