Situation You Should Avoid:

Don’t be one of the many homeowners calling us weekly asking us to replace our competitors’ inferior secret doors.

We’re Famous For Being The Only Secret Door Team With:

Security Expertise

We are the only company with high security expertise, with our doors built for security, not as a gimmick. Our custom doors include bullet proofing and forced entry security. Our standard doors are designed to never be found.

Engineering-Based Precision

From patented hinges to proprietary designs, we’ve fine tuned our approach over 14 years. Because no other company has an engineering background, other doors are replete with numerous durability and lack of secrecy issues.

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The Hidden Door Store

OTHERS – budget secret doors

Functionality & Durability Comparison

Hidden door open and close operation is absolutely smooth.

No floor contact. No feet or rollers.

Steel support system built into door to prevent sagging and rubbing. Effortless opening.

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Often requires user to lift door to get it off of catch when opening.

Reliance on feet to keep door from sagging or rubbing.

No sag control system. Relies entirely on wood to support load. Significant wear and tear. Bookcase door sagging expected.


Secret Door Materials Comparison

High quality material results in bookcase’s superior stiffness and screw strength.

1mm solid edge banding provides high durability on all finished surfaces.

Machined pivot hinges with full 5 axis adjustability. Unique patented design. Keeps your door with tight gaps for life.

Bookcase Door Wood

High quality bookcase  door materials and fit


Simple bearing style pivots. Adjustments require tedious positioning and guesswork. 

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Low quality materials and fit

Secrecy and Finish Comparison

Tight gaps of 1/8″ or less.

8 1/4″ bookshelf depth leads to a natural look.

Seams hidden behind overlaps to conceal door.

Minimal light penetration under and around door.

Difficult to detect door. Door is invisible even on close inspection.

Secret Bookcase Door Gaps

Very tight gaps keep door from being noticed.

Major 1/2″ gaps – gives “secret” away.

Shallow shelves look abnormal.

Obvious seams where panels meet.

Significant light penetration at all seams.

Easy to tell it’s a door. Low secrecy. Can’t trust as security door.

Gaps in Secret Bookcase Door

Huge gaps give are tell-tale sign of door to criminals.

Hinge & Lock Comparison

Fully integrated secret lock and switches requires zero installation. High tech access control.

No wiring or high voltage required. Batteries are easy to replace and last for years.

Door stays locked and secure in power outage. Secret door is fail secure.

Bookcase Door Lock

Pre-installed, fail secure locking system

Sophisticated hinges on our secret doors offer precise adjustments

Patented 5 axis pivot set machined from aluminum and steel.

Locking systems offered as a DIY kit that requires electrician.  *Adds +$500-750

Requires an electrician to run wires and set up & installswitches. *Adds +$500-750

By default, door unlocks in power failure unless paid for added cost of battery backup.

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Locking kit requires wiring and electrician.

secret door hinges

Simple 2 axis adjustable bearing.


Easy to install with no special tools or hardware required.

Pre-assembled and tested prior to shipping.

150lb (68kg) load capacity.

May require special tools or finishing.* +$200-300

Trim is included loose and must be installed by customer.

Low load capacity without deflection.


We provide a 1 year warranty on parts and materials.

Supported directly by our engineers.

Warranty typically void once door is installed.

Limited support through distributors.


14 Years in Business

Team of Mechanical Engineers

Never received a negative review / A+ BBB

Creative Home Engineering BBB Business Review

All competitors relatively new, with half as many years experience as Hidden Door Store and Creative Home Engineering.

Other companies lack engineering background

Competitors as low as

 Better Business Bureau rating: D-


An easily discovered secret door is worse than no secret door at all!

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