This is a hidden crawlspace access door that I built into my bedroom closet floor. It allows my crawlspace to now serve as a storm shelter, a safe room(a place for my family to hide in case of an intruder), and a storage area. I built it 2-3 years ago and it has been opened and closed 100s of times with no signs of wear and tear. The door is so well hidden that even I cannot see it when its closed, and I know exactly where it is. There is no handle needed, you simply pull on the carpet to lift the door.The scariest part of taking on a project such as this is cutting through a perfectly good floor. Who wants to be the guy who screwed that up, right? In steps 1 & 2 I explain a full proof method for marking & cutting the door opening …

This is a hidden crawlspace access door that I built into my bedroom closet floor. It allows my crawlspace to now serve as a storm shelter, a safe room(a place for my family to hide in case of an intruder), and a storage area. I built it 2-3 years ago and it has been opened and closed 100s of times with no signs of wear and tear. The door is so well hidden that even I cannot see it when its closed, and I know exactly where it is. There is no handle needed, you simply pull on the carpet to lift the door.The scariest part of taking on a project such as this is cutting through a perfectly good floor. Who wants to be the guy who screwed that up, right? In steps 1 & 2 I explain a full proof method for marking & cutting the door opening ...
Photo via: diyprojectblog.com

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