Experience Premium Quality

The Difference is in the Details

Better Craftsmanship

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Each one of our hidden door bookcases and cabinets is meticulously hand crafted by our experienced craftsmen. The finishing details are superbly crafted just like the details in fine furniture. When you receive your hidden door, it will be sanded and ready for you to paint or stain to match the trim in your home.

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The back of their bookcase is fasted with staples that are pulling loose. Corners do not meet precisely, glue is visible on the face of the cabinet, and there are sanding scratches in the wood.

Premium Quality Wood Products

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We use only premium quality wood and wood products which are free of large knots and blemishes. We are consistent in our use of the same type of wood for all parts of our hidden doors so that the sides and back match the front. Both the front and back of the doorway are beautifully trimmed with a header, parting stop and casing.

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Our competitors use an inferior quality of wood with large knots and blemishes. On a ‘premium quality stain grade’ bookcase they use different types of wood for the front, back and sides. The inside back panel resembles a packing crate wood full of streaks and blemishes.

Reinforced and Stronger

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Our hidden doors have a concealed, internal steel structure that adds strength and rigidity without relying on hinges, tracks or rollers. Designed by a structural engineer, this steel ‘skeleton’ weighs about 115 lbs. and allows our doors to operate on a pivot system.

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Their products do not have an internal structural system, so their doors rely on hinges that are less expensive and less reliable over time.

More Custom Trim Options

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You’ll be able to design your own hidden door with our wide variety of custom trim options. In addition to our paint grade, we offer eight hardwoods, as well as a nice selection of face frame styles, shelf edge trims, casings, cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

Adjustable shelves are standard. We also make fixed units that match our operable hidden doors and cabinets.

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Our competitor states that they offer a few custom styles. (The custom style that we ordered was not the style that was sent.)

Adjustable shelves are available for an additional charge.

More Usable Space

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Our bookcases have 10 ½” of interior depth which allows you to store normal sized books. Our drawers have approximately 8” of interior depth.

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Their bookcases have shallower shelves that are approximately 8 ¾” deep.

Security Features

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Our commercial grade magnetic locking system is a popular option for people who desire security for a panic room, gun collection, safe, wine collection, man cave – or anything they want to keep out of sight.

Due to requests for added security, we now offer a concealed ArmorCore™ level 3 bullet-resistant panel that can be built into our hidden doors.

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We are not aware of any security features that our competitor is offering at this time.

The Bottom Line

Because we have so many quality features you might think that Hidden Doors by Design’s products would be significantly more expensive than our competitors. Actually, our prices are only slightly higher. Which quality would you choose?