The Phone Booth
The idea of the Phone Booth came from the 60's TV show
"Get Smart". I was always impressed with the secret walls that opened
into the special rooms of that show. Twenty years ago, I built my
first secret door, we call the
"James Bond Bookcase" to get into the
utility room of our home. This bookcase is hinged and on wheels,
with has a simple spring mechanism and electric switch that opens the
bookcase into the utility room. With the new addition, this room
continues into the utility and storage area of the of the new addition.
I wanted to have a second "special opening" to get from the Pool Hall to
this new area. While we considered another bookcase door, Diane
wanted something different. After looking at pictures of old hotel
phone booths, I had my vision. It turned out to be part of the
decor of the pool hall but with a twist. This phone booth would be
mechanized and open into the man cave.