Shelf With Hidden Drawer For Concealing A Firearm

If this was a bit thicker and longer…

It would be awesome for hiding some handguns or a rifle.  This is the kind of thing you could probably convince a wife or girlfriend to put in the living room without too much trouble.  Pretty neat that you need two magnetic knobs to open it, although it wouldn’t be idea if you needed to get at your firearm in a hurry.

Made by Torafu architects out of Japan.

I wonder if a person could modify a cheap shelf at IKEA to serve such a purpose.  Maybe i’ll try to muster up the courage to venture back in there sometime and check it out.  This shelf looks promising, but it appears to be a bit thin for such an application.

Thoughts?

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dave w August 24, 2012 at 12:24 am

Thats what she said!

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ENDO-Mike August 24, 2012 at 12:25 am

lol I knew someone was going to say that… nice work on making it comment #1

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Chad August 24, 2012 at 03:22 am

I don’t think that’s good news if that’s what she said…

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Kent August 24, 2012 at 01:14 am

I do not like the magnets to open it, but would be nice for something like a LCP, or one of similar thickness. But I think it does seem a bit to complicated to be used in a time of need. Maybe if it had concealed buttons instead of the magnets, with single hand operating capabilities…

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matt August 24, 2012 at 03:52 am

There are numerous companies that do the same thing with furniture, many are designed to hold firearms.

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NikonMikon August 24, 2012 at 03:54 am

pretty slick

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Linoge August 24, 2012 at 05:59 am

The Lack is about as thick as Ikea has to offer: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70103622/ Not convinced 2″ is enough space to fit all the stuff you would need (or that it’s internal structure would be amenable to being gutted).

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Quint Young August 24, 2012 at 07:16 am

The magnets should be disguised as ornaments on top, like that little stone deer thing.
Just grab one off the top and use it to open the drawer

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Joe August 24, 2012 at 08:57 am

What about using one of those draws that pop open when you push in? That would eliminate the knobs

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dave w August 24, 2012 at 09:33 am

i think, right in the middle there is another support that divides in in half. i doo have my shotgun ammo in a space between drywall, but that’s mostly because my 8 gun cabinet would have trouble holing 8 bb guns.

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Curtis August 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

The hardest part would probably be finding a shelf that was hollow.

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SqDb August 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Instead of magnet handles…it could be held shut by a few magnets, and opened simply by pulling on a lip on the underside of the drawer/shelt itself.

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Church August 24, 2012 at 07:13 pm

It’s a pretty sweet shelf and I would have uses for it. But hiding a gun in there would make it hard to get out…

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MrMaigo August 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Instead of magnets, you could just put a small finger hole under it, just give it a little diddle and it’ll slide right open for you.

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dave w August 25, 2012 at 08:17 pm

just give it a little diddle and it’ll slide right open for you.

Thats what she said!

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Joe August 26, 2012 at 09:25 am

I was at a gun show a few weeks back ….
http://www.artechdesigninc.com/

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Vanessa Riggs August 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I love the disguise idea but wouldn’t it be difficult to get a gun out of that? Besides, having a hollow bottom would probably make the shelf frail. The weight of the gun would also make it frail. I also don’t like the magnetic knobs thing because it would ruin the idea that it is just a shelf and does not serve any other purpose.

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Toph September 18, 2012 at 01:00 am

I’m pretty creative and have quite a bit of experience with woodworking. I would just build my own and come up with a better idea than magnets to open it.

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