Bathroom Remodeling

How to Make a Secret Room (Through a Wardrobe)





We made an entire secret room; including a wall, a wardrobe, and a secret lock system! Come see how you can do the same in your house. This video was sponsored by Lowe’s. Find out more about the Multi-Max 50 which helped bring this project to life at
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This project was meant to separate a long room in Josh’s finished basement. The intent was to make a non-load bearing wall that cut the long room into a bedroom in the front and a secret office space in the back. To make it fun, Josh designed a corner wardrobe that you could walk through. To keep out little kids and to add to the secret allure, the doorway would lock and unlock with a hidden switch.

Building the wall is pretty straightforward. We used 2×4 studs cut to match the height of the room and span from one side to the other. I also had to leave enough room on one end for the doorway. The wall studs were nailed in place every 16 inches and secured to the floor using Tapcon anchors. We researched the risks of placing a new wall over the carpet, and Josh decided that it was a better option than removing the carpet in that area and adding new tack strips.

Because we intended on running new lighting into the office, Josh ran wiring through an existing soffit and down through the wall on a new circuit. This way, we could rough in a light switch and two outlets in the new wall. We added 3 new low-profile recessed lights into the room which made the space much more usable when blocked off from the rest of the room.

Now that the wall was up, we had to add the door that would also act as the back panel in the wardrobe. We purchased a blank,  hollow-core door from Lowe’s and a pack of hinges. I didn’t get a pre-hung door because those doors are centered within the attached door jams. Our door needs to sit flush up against the doorway so there wouldn’t be a weird recessed back panel in the wardrobe.

Josh added some mortices to the door’s edge to accept the 3 hinges. I had to do the same thing to the door jam spacer that we created. I screwed this spacer directly to the wall stud and hung the door in place.

To hide the entire opening, we designed a corner wardrobe with two doors and some hanging hooks on the inside. Josh wanted to make sure that the wardrobe was functional and inconspicuous, not giving anyone a reason to know that there was something going on behind the piece. He drafted up a cut list using Fusion 360 and we cut the items out in Josh’s shop.

Most of the wardrobe would be framing elements to support the two front doors. Because it was situated in the corner, one back panel would be the previously existing side wall and the other would be our newly installed door. To hide the seams, we used 1×4 boards to make “trim” on the inside and 1x6s to jut out from the wall and support the front doors. Josh used 1/4″ plywood strips to add decorative trim to the single panel doors to add some character. The door panels were cut in one piece and hinged to the frame. There is no bottom trim on the doors so you don’t have to step over anything to enter the secret room.

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46 comments

  1. Nice 👍 I love it!!!!

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  2. lovely

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  3. Now your room is not so secret anymore! lol

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  4. Someone probably tried this at home and destroyed one of their rooms.

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  5. imagine being a guest at this house and a middle aged dad who hasn’t eaten in days and lost track of time walked out at 3 am

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  6. But what’s the actual purpose of making this in this man’s house 💀

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  7. When you post something on you tube it's no longer a " secret".

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  8. Narnia anyone?

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  9. its not secret if +6M people know about it lol

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  10. is he gonna hide all his tools in there ?

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  11. when you forget type ''minecraft''

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  12. i mean your secret room is not anymore secret hahahah 6m know where is it

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  13. That carpet under the wall is going to be permanently smushed down. Plus who wouldn't want that secret room anyway??

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  14. how to make a 3D printer ???

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  15. What if you want to change the carpet

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  16. can you tell me the name of the software you use in 0:42 pls

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  17. damn that adjustment on the fly is barely acceptable. I cannot unseen the uneven door panel gap. And this is supposed to be a nifty "secret room""

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  18. Yeah cool… Now you have a room without a window…

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  19. a secret room that has another door from the other side

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  20. Auch nur in America möglich wo alle Wände aus billigem Holz sind. Ihr mit euren Papierhäusern die bei jedem Windchen umfallen. 😀

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  21. They should make some kind of Movie about this where 3 children go inside a Wardrobe and they meet a tiger, in my opinion i think it would be very interesting i would watch it

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  22. Thing is how do u open it

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  23. They can build a secret room, but cant solder to save their lives.

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  24. awesome bro👌👌

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  25. Hi guys,
    Apologies if it’s already in the comments below but can anyone tell me what software he is using to do the draft plans in 3-D?

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  26. Quarantine made me watch some wood.

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  27. I would so use This in hide’n seek

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  28. Set speed 1.5x

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  29. Thats no a safe room to grw weed

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  30. It would be fun when you play hide and seek with your friends and chill in there while they're going insane looking for you….

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  31. I need like this room so i can grow my own weed

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  32. Ez weed growing room.

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  33. Can you do something about fitting hindes and doors??

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  34. Water hazard? Grow room 😂

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  35. Almost 6million views, not secret anymore 🙂

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  36. Not actually a hidden room with another doorway on the other end.. Should of made the so called hidden room a little smaller and somewhere that doesn't have another exit. But I get the concept. Nice try guys

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  37. Fiberglass in the wall would decrease the sound. I assume the wall vent is return air. Putting one hole for the grill at the top, and one at the bottom decreases the sound transference

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  38. Wow so cool if i had this it would be the last thing i would ever ask for

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  39. I hate the music coming in and out the whole time, just talk through what you are doing. Not watchable

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  40. Gypsum wall would've been better for hidding the office

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  41. er whats the point?

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  42. Great room but it doesn’t meet fire code. Check with your fire marshal. I am guessing you didn’t have a permit to build this.

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  43. I got tired, lose a finger watching this

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  44. plot twist:it leads to narnia

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  45. if you continuously press the 2 key it sounds like he's saying bruh

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  46. that is REALLY COOL 👍

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