Monday, August 25, 2014

Week 8 Kitchen Reno: Hidden Closet


Yes, we have new cabinets, an interior transom window, more sheetrock in the dining room and in the mudroom, but the coolest reveal this week is our new jib door.
What is a jib door you ask?
Essentially, it is a hidden door. A door without any exposed hardware or trim. A door that blends in seemlessly with the surrounding walls...
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When designing our kitchen, we incorporated a small closet with an entrance from the dining room. We knew the entrance would be oddly situated on the wall and very narrow. In short, it would look like it wasn't supposed to be there. As a solution, we decided to disguise the entrance with a jib door. 
Chris just couldn't resist the challenge and opted to create the door himself instead of leaving it to the contractors. 

Using hardware especially intended for this purpose, he accomplished his greatest woodworking victory yet. 

The blue board and the mesh on the left will be covered with plaster tomorrow. The exterior portion of the door is made of MDO (Medium Density Overlay, plywood with a weather resistant cover sheet that takes paint well and is durable.)  The door will be the same texture as the walls once painted.
The magnetic catch hardware allows the door to open just by pushing on it.

 As I mentioned in a previous post, this closet will serve as Chris's Man Cave. He's got some big plans to hide all the AV equipment and his beer fridge in here. I've even caught him looking at inspiration images like this.
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The guy's got taste.

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