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This Blog is dedicated to a special kind of door that I have never seen, but it is an amazing type of door that features in crime and thriller films and television programmes. The secret door is typically styled as a bookcase and it is only the owner of the property that knows the door is there and how to operate the door. Typically in the films the owner of the property will push a particular book or place in the bookcase to reveal a doorway to a hidden room. There are various murder mystery plots that include a secret door allowing the murderer to seem to be in more than one place at once.
Some buildings have been built with secret areas, such as hideaways or escape passages. I do not own an old property but if I did I would have to search every room for a secret door in the hope of discovering an unknown space hidden behind an old bookcase or wardrobe. There are many castles and country homes that feature such secret doors and additional hidden spaces. In the board game Cluedo there are secret passages that lead to rooms on the opposite side of the board and I always imagined these to be hidden behind a bookcase style secret door.
Another option for a secret door would be a hidden hatch in the floorboards obscured by a rug, which can be opened to reveal a downward spiral, wooden staircase accessing a cellar or secret passage beneath. A further style of hidden door is the classic safe on the wall hidden behind a piece of art or a mirror. This is a classic hideaway for gangster characters where they will hide weapons and money.
Computer games will often feature secret doors where the character has to uncover a hidden route to find a reward such as an extra life.
It would be interesting to know if any of our customers have purchased Doorsan to use as a secret door, I suppose they wouldn't tell us as that would compromise their secret!