When you buy a house built in the 1950s, you better be willing to work with what you've got. This, Imgur user , was more than prepared for, as proven by his DIY. You see, the home had two small bedrooms and a detached bathroom that he wanted to turn into a single master suite. The only problem? The floor plan didn't have enough space for a swinging door.
"We needed a door that pushed backwards and forwards — a secret bookcase door!" pannerg wrote on . He installed pocket door rails onto the ceiling so when the door is closed it looks like a bookcase leaning against a hallway wall, and when it's open it becomes a bookcase pushed back into what's now the ensuite bedroom — genius.
To keep the door closed, pannerg decided not to use a latch system (too complicated) and instead lodged magnets underneath the door and on the floor to hold the rolling piece in place. "This is the element I'm most proud of," he says. "The magnets ensure tight tolerances when the door is shut and you would never know they exist."
Watch the door in full action below: