Hidden Door Knee Wall | Ana White


Sloped ceilings add a lot attraction and character to a house.  However they will make a room awkward and difficult to make use of. 

Earlier than – Slope Ceiling Makes Room Awkward to Use

We lately took our attic room sloped ceilings that regarded like this –

After – Seems to be Like a Board and Batten Wall

And constructed knee partitions out of 2x4s and plywood

After – Opens for Full Entry

However since I wished the area behind the knee wall to be accessible for storage, we created hidden doorways within the knee wall.

Your entire knee wall is definitely hidden doorways – so the realm behind is totally accessible.

You would take this mission a step additional and add closet rods and shelving to create a inbuilt closet.  We’ll be utilizing the knee wall storage for totes and off season issues.

Replace: A number of Years Later…

It has been a number of years since we tackled this mission.  Here is what it appears like at this time:

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The all-doors system offers us choices for furnishings placement – you’ll be able to place furnishings anyplace and there is at all times a door nonetheless out there someplace.

It nonetheless appears superior and not one of the doorways or hinges have sagged in any respect.

We use the area for storing Christmas decorations, heirloom presents that we won’t half with however do not essentially use each day, and naturally, the children use the area for cover and search.  You’d by no means know that is really a wall of doorways.

How We Constructed this Sloped Ceiling Storage Wall

This was a reasonably simple mission – however time consuming because the partitions are every sixteen toes lengthy – that my husband and I tackled over the course of some days, working a number of hours every day on it. We’re assured that the common house owner may deal with this mission.  Here is how we constructed our knee partitions with hidden storage –

First, alot of planning and measuring.


We selected making the wall 48″ tall, as a result of that is the place the ceiling top turns into useuable for furnishings, and it additionally helps maximize supplies use.

We additionally selected making the doorways 32″ huge, so you may get precisely three 48″ tall x 32″ huge doorways out of a sheet of plywood.  

The simpler approach to do that is to simply construct a pony wall 48″ tall x the size of your room, and set up it plumb and stage.

Then trim out the highest and backside to provide area for the complete overlay doorways.

We completed this hole on the high off with a chunk of trim.

For the doorways, we bought euro model overlay hinges for FRAMELESS cupboards – for a complete of 5/8″ overlay on either side.

DOOR WIDTH: Inside opening + 1-1/4″

DOOR HEIGHT: Total opening – 1/2″

We lower our doorways on a desk noticed and put in the hinges and hung the doorways within the framing.

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To disguise the door spacing and supply a deal with, we nailed 1×3 boads to the opening fringe of the plywood door.

That is what it appears like earlier than paint –

And after paint – We used a few gallon on 32 toes of partitions, 4 toes tall.

We love how this mission turned out and know it should tremendously enhance the operate and look of the room.

Video Tutorial of Constructing this Knee Wall with Doorways

We additionally shared in video format this whole construct

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