"He Wears Black and Has a Beard"

Behind the Bookcase: The tale of a secret workshop

Toby Roworth

Feb 20, 2012

When I started doing a lot of woodwork in my old bedroom, I realised I'd soon be lung-deep in dust which is, apparently, unhealthy!
So I set about building a partition wall across the room, leaving me with a very small bedroom area and a larger workshop area. The bedroom had previously been extended, so had gone from being a small single room to a small single with a very small double attached.
But I needed a way to get into the workshop. I also needed somewhere to store my books and DVDs. After watching a film or two, one of which I'm fairly sure was Batman, I had a solution.
A hinged bookcase in the middle of the wall served both these purposes well, and gave me one of the coolest bedroom around, and nearly a tourist attraction!
I mounted a few electrical sockets and a couple of lights into the wall, as the light switch was on the wrong side of the wall!
Lots of photos follow: