Make your own hidden bookshelf room with this IKEA DIY hack from TikTok.

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The bookcase from TikToker @alexxslides is on an Accuride heavy-duty slide (around $170 from Cabinetparts.com) with a 500-pound capacity and a small caster mounted low on the back of the bookcase to make it move smoothly. The slide itself is mounted on a board, which makes the slide flush with the outside of the hidden door’s casing. It’s all supported by four larger but hidden casters, two on each side of the piece. You don’t have to stick with a drawer slide, though. Some barn door slides now have completely hidden hardware. Of course, you could use any sufficiently sturdy bookcase, or skip the bookcase and use a full-length mirror in a bedroom or bathroom or a large acoustic wall panel in a home theater.

That only leaves the problem of the blank wall next to the sliding bookcase. Naturally, you wouldn’t want any furniture or wall-hangings here, so what to do with that space? How about a nook like this TikTok-viral Mediterranean arched niche inset into the wall to give the sense of decor without interfering with the bookcase? And within this nook, why not a few thematically appropriate spy gadgets (hidden, naturally, in books)? And to finish up, make your secret bookcase even more impressive with a DIY hidden latch made of — you guessed it — a book.

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