UPDATED Jan 2, 2013: I’ve not got links below to the hinges and touch latches.
Have you ever picked up a piece of nice hardware and smiled? If so, then you’re an official hardware geek like me! It seems like Germany and Japan have some really nice hardware manufacturers and Sugatsune is one of my favorites. Check out their Model # HES3D-190 hinge.
This beefy hinge screams high quality. It can be found online for about $150 per hinge which isn’t cheap but is so worth the money when you’re doing a hidden door installation. The touch latch was a bit harder to source but I found it at St Louis Designs here in Austin TX. The model you want with this big door has 12 lbs of throw and is called “Industrial Touch Latch Magnetic”. I love hidden doors! Enjoy the video… -Matt Risinger