Have you ever decided to embark on a personal project just for the sake of having something cool to show off? You know. Something that would be fun, relaxing, and break up the monotony of your surroundings?
One guy took his personal project to another level by building a completely secret theater in his basement. His imagination led him to not only create a disguised entrance to his home theater, but a complete staircase and an elaborate bench seat that would hide the secret entrance from plain view.
It's definitely one of the coolest home DIY projects we've ever seen. Click through the list to see exactly how it was brought to life!
The Beginning Stage
The first part of this massive project was to get the proper dimensions the cut out needed to build the staircase. Where this project will lead is amazing ...
He Decided A Seat Would Keep It Hidden
This is what the final stage of the project looks like. It's definitely unassuming. Who would imagine a theater lies underneath this nice living room setup? However, to get here, he had to make sure everything was perfect.
Laying Down The Wood
In order to get to that incredible finish, he had to make sure the bench seat would fit in the corner. Laying down test wood was the first step before cutting a hole in the floor.
Testing The Measurements
If the actual seat portion of the bench seat blocked the screen door or was too difficult to maneuver, he would have to reconsider the dimensions.
It's Coming Along
Adding the top of the bench seat was the last step in figuring out if the entire setup would work in the current location. Fortunately, enough, it does!
We Have A Hole
After being satisfied with how everything looked, he could make the initial cut in the floor which leads down to the lair. He was getting closer to his final goal.
Now That Looks Interesting
This photo gives us a closer look at the secret lair where the eventual stairs will lead. A lot of work went into painting and carving the entrance just right.
Now We Have Stairs
Oh look, now there are stairs. He spent a great deal of time making the stairs, carving notches, and cleaning it to make suitable to place in his home.
The Disguise Is Set
After dropping the stairs safely in the hole, he placed the disguise back in place and was ready to show off to his friends and family.
Unraveling The Disguise
It may take some time to unravel the hidden lair, but it's worth it when your friends are shocked at what you spent the past several weeks doing.
A Peek Inside
Here is your first glance after removing the top of the bench seat. Is this what you would expect it to look like after seeing the entire process?
It's Completely Open
His craftsmanship is impressive, especially when the entire disguise is unveiled to show the hours of work that went into building the hidden staircase. Who doesn't want a hidden lair in their home?!
The Stairway Down
Speaking of the hidden staircase ... it kind of gives off an eerie feeling, almost as if you are walking into a deep and dark dungeon.
Yeah, no dungeon here. This isn't THAT kind of article. Instead, we have an amazing basement containing an in-home theater. This is something every home should have.
The Completed Theater
Here is a complete look at the entire theater. Lights, camera, action! With a smooth setup like this, every night could become family movie night.
See what a little creativity and imagination can bring you? Yes, a lot of work went into making the disguise bench seat, however the effort definitely paid off.
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