There's something about secret doors that makes my spine tingle. The excitement! The mystery! But most secret doors are on the inside of a house—pull that book to reveal a hidden chamber! push that wall through!—this one, amazingly, is on the outside. It's so good you don't even see it.

Here was what was used to build the secret door:

  • Exterior door
  • Red cedar
  • HardiPlank Siding
  • Morning Industry Keypad and Remote Deadbolt
  • Ball Catch
  • Cabinet hinges
  • Hose bib (for the exterior door handle)
  • Dummy knob (for interior door handle)
  • Sounds so simple to make! The door opens either through remote or by inputting the code on the hidden keypad. I'm going to make a door like this in my future home. [YouTube via BoingBoing]