How to Build a Hidden Door Pool Cue Rack (In Progress)

This is another in-progress project I’m working on for the cabin. With the scrap wood left over from the Murphy bed cabinet I had enough to build a door. There’s a few kits available on the market for hidden doors, and specifically hidden doors with pool cue racks, but one’s I came across started out at $1200 USD and were made of particle board. With no particle board currently in the cabin, I didn’t want to start adding any. I’m still a novice with furniture woodworking, so I called upon my brother-in-law to give me a hand over at his shop.

Here’s a few photos of the progress so far. Just like the wood for the Murphy bed cabinet, next step on the hidden door is getting it over to the cabin. Looks like I might be able to get my neighbor or dad to take it over in one of their trucks in the next couple of weeks, so we’ll see how it goes. Once I get it over there, it will be time for a dry fit installing hinges and hanging it.

Hidden Door Pool Cue Rack - Rough Plans

Building the Main Box of the Hidden Door

Some photos as we built the initial box structure of the door, I’ll add more descriptions later.

Shelves for the Hidden Door Pool Cue Rack

Dry fit of where the shelves will be mounted and ensuring proper pool cue fitment.
Using a drill press and forstner bit to drill the holes for the pool cues into the shelves
Using a router to chamfer the edges
Biscuits to align the barrel stave fascia
The plan is to use felt in the lower holes to give a finished look


Kevin has been involved in the custom automotive scene since he bought his first mini-truck in high school and began modifying it. He also has interest in sustainability, DIY projects, and various forms of fabrication. Seeing improved technology of batteries, he has made a concentrated effort over the last few years to transition away from fossil fuels. From lawn care to automotive.

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