Sliding Secret Door
Create a hidden passageway in your home with the MonoFlat Unison door kit from Sugatsune.
Fulfill your childhood dream of having a hidden passageway in your home with the MonoFlat Unison door kit from Sugatsune. A departure from typical hidden-door options that rely on recessed hinges or rotating bearings, this hardware turns any flat panel into a flush-mounted pocket door. To open, push on the surface of the door, causing it to swing inward before sliding sideways into the adjacent wall. You could build your door and wall to look like matching paneling for a true stealth look or use a contrasting door with Sugatsune’s elegant flush door pull if you want to make your door a focal point. The MonoFlat Unison kit sells for around $820 and comes in left- or right-hand models.
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From Fine Homebuilding #291