While I’ve seen plenty of secret passageways used in home interiors, I think this is the first time I’ve seen a hidden exterior doorway. This fantastic home hack comes to us via Core77. The YouTube user that uploaded it, oggfaba, has given a few details on the materials used:
- Standard fiberglass exterior door.
- Red cedar (won’t rot, but lighter than pressure treated). Three 2x4s, ripped to 3″ to form a frame to offset the siding, mounted to the door using 3″ lag screws and fender washers (fender washers used to prevent the bolts from tearing through the fiberglass door).
- HardiPlank siding.
- Morning Industry Keypad and Remote Deadbolt.
- Ball Catch (holds the door shut without needing a turn-able doorknob).
- Richelieu 1-1/2-in x 1-1/2-in Satin Nickel Surface Cabinet Hinge (two).
- Hose bib (used as as the exterior door handle… no working plumbing connected).
- Interior doorknob is a dummy knob (used for pulling the door open but doesn’t actually latch).