Creative Home Engineering | How to Buy
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How to Buy

Floorplans

Interested in starting a secret door project but don’t know where to begin? See our process below and then contact us to get started!

1. Choose a product family.

 Custom Projects

For clients who need a project with:

High security options

Specific sizes or finishes

Specific style

Motorization

Exotic wood species

Standard Products

For projects that:

Are flexible regarding size and style

Are flexible with finish options

Are flexible with wood species options

Can use lower security options

Want the lowest priced option

Continue below…

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2. Choose a door style

Every door we build is unique and tailored specifically to each client. However, most projects fit within a main project type as shown below. Placing your mouse over a picture will show approximate pricing structure for that style of project.

Mirror Door

Mirror Door

Starting at $2,500

Sliding Bookcase

Sliding Bookcase

Starting at $15,000

Pool Cue Rack

Pool Cue Rack

Starting at $7,500

Single Bookcase

Single Bookcase

Starting at $8,500

Wainscot Door

Wainscot Door

Starting at $10,000

Fireplace

Fireplace

Starting at $12,000

Double Bookcase

Double Bookcase

Starting at $13,000

Stone Door

Stone Door

Starting at $10,000

Other Styles

Other Styles

Starting at $10,000

3. Initial contact by phone or email

During our initial contact we gather information about your project like dimensions, style, wood finish, new build or remodel, and level of security requirements. This information helps our engineers put together a formal price quote. Contact us today!

Site Plans
Project Proposal

4. Project proposal

Using the information gathered in Step 2, our engineers put together a proposal for you that details the features, finishes, cost, and installation options included in your project.

5. Client approval drawings

After you accept the proposal our team designs the door using 3D CAD software. They then create a set of technical drawings which show exactly what your hidden passageway will look like and how it will function. We will make as many revisions as necessary (at no extra cost) until the design is perfect. We want you to love it.

Approval Drawings
Fabrication

6. Fabrication

Once you have approved the drawings package our craftsmen and fabricators get to work building the secret door. Every piece of lumber is hand picked by our carpenters to ensure that only the finest wood is used. Once built, our doors are stained or painted in our dust free paint room to ensure a beautiful finish designed to last for years.

Every door we make is meticulously assembled at our facility prior to shipment. Using our specialized jigs we simulate the installation environment and pre-assemble every component. To ensure the product will last a lifetime each door undergoes a life-cycle testing procedure that simulates years of typical use.

7. Crating and shipment

After testing each door is removed from its testing environment and carefully crated for shipment to the owner. Each crate we build is unique to the door it protects. The door and its additional components such as shelves, moldings, or cabinet doors are wrapped carefully and packaged along with the door. Our packaging procedure exceeds the standards established by our carriers.

Shipping
Installation

8. Installation

Most projects come pre-hung and ready to install into the rough opening defined during the client approval process. This makes the installation so simple that it can be performed by any local handyman, trim carpenter, or door installer. Each passageway comes with a detailed set of installation instructions and unlimited (though rarely needed) free telephone support. Installation services by our technicians are available worldwide upon request.

Want to share the above information in an email or print friendly format? Download our Brochure and Pricing Guideline documents below.

 

PDF Brochure

Pricing Guidelines