Sneaky Bookcase To Hide Guns And Stuff Inside

Wow, there’s a lot of place to hide things:

$3500 for the unit in the video.  The design in the video isn’t really my style, but Q-Line Design will customize the bookcase to your dimensions and needs with an 8 week lead time.

Even if you’re not using it to hide stuff from criminals, it’s still an incredible use of space.  Something like this would be especially great for a small apartment.


Hat tip: Jay, Scott, Krystian



PhoenixNFA November 3, 2012 at 12:12 am

much better than “im hiding a big rifle in my center console, break in theives .com” thats posted above.

this is awesome and a good investment. keep the guns you dont want ANYONE to know you have (expensive transferrables, perhaps. family heirlooms that are sentimental) and keep a regular safe somewhere with a typical ar15 or glock and you are set.

short of a custom house with custom “bat-cave” as i call it. this is great.

dave w November 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

i like it, although some of these hidden storage things look decidedly suspicious when you see them yourself, ie not via video

Lazy Bike Commuter November 3, 2012 at 02:20 am

This would be perfect for my apartment.

A good safe would be better if you have room though, since they can provide fire/water protection.

cc19 November 3, 2012 at 04:23 am

I need my own place first, but I’d get one once I settled down.

USCitizen November 3, 2012 at 06:32 am


santi November 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

wow I would gladly pay that much. I think it could be improved if it had a metal encasement in all of the drawers.

Dave Calhoun November 3, 2012 at 02:28 pm

Another item for the dream home wishlist.

Jim P. November 3, 2012 at 04:19 pm

Why does that remind me of the kitchen seen in Mr. & Mrs. Smith?

doyletoo November 3, 2012 at 07:34 pm

I think hiding “in plain sight” offers an advantage. Unless invader/thieves know it is there already, they will be looking for a safe, under the bed, in back of dresser drawers, etc. The key would be to let as few people as possible know about this. I like it.

Punish3r November 3, 2012 at 07:54 pm

I like it but in an rush too many steps to get to some of the items..

Jim P. November 4, 2012 at 10:41 am

The drawer locks are controlled by pulling down the trim piece. The long sides are controlled by a magnet. That doesn’t seem to complicated.

A heck of a lot simpler than most trigger or slide locks. How much fine motor control do you have to have to put a key in a lock?

CSA November 6, 2012 at 01:37 pm

As a woodworker, I would like to see how to incorporate this idea into my own projects.

rob November 6, 2012 at 04:00 pm

Stud/wire/pipe detector would make very short work of finding stuff. And a 12″ wrecking bar would make very short work of getting them. I’ll stay with a well-mounted safe.

John McClean December 27, 2015 at 11:31 am

Did you ever think of doing a desk with the same ideas ?

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