DIY Weapon Concealment Shelf

“Grant Thompson – The King of Random” is a popular YouTube channel about all kinds of life hacks, experiments and DIY projects. Recently they’ve released a video tutorial about making a DIY concealment shelf.

Concealment furniture has become pretty popular lately. It allows hiding a home defense weapon out of sight and reach of others, yet still allowing quick access to it. Tactical Walls makes such furniture and the author of the video admits that he was inspired by Tactical Walls products.

All the materials and hardware used in this project are readily available through hardware stores. They mainly use power tools, however, all the processes can be accomplished by hand tools as well. As an instance, instead of a chop saw, you can use a hacksaw and if you don’t have a Forstner drill bit, you can do the job with a chisel or knife. Obviously, hand tools will require more time and effort to finish the project.


List of materials and hardware

Here is the list of materials and hardware for this project:

  • 1”x12” common board (4 feet)
  • ¼”x1” hardwood embossed rope (4 feet)
  • 4 ½” hardwood embossed crown molding (4 feet)
  • Wood glue
  • 1 ¼” nails
  • 2” wood screws
  • Full overlay cup hinges for frameless cabinets
  • Magnetic locks
  • Wood stain and varnish
  • Aluminum diamond plate
  • #6 sheet metal screws and #6 flat washers
  • Jack chain (2 feet)
  • Motion-activated LED light
  • Neodymium magnets
  • Magnets with countersunk holes

This channel also has several other firearm related projects. Most interesting ones are those where they make exploding targets from plastic bottles and a survival whistle from a cartridge case.

Hrachya H

Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    OK 007, I guess you need your passport and $500 in singles to get to the titty bar in Toronto double quick time.

  • codfilet

    Or hollowed-out book on the bookshelf…..

    • Anonymoose

      Make sure it’s some dry economics book or really bad novel that somehow made it into hardback.

      • codfilet

        and make sure it isn’t the only book you have on the shelf…..

  • valorius

    Me likey.

  • Swarf

    And if you don’t have aluminum diamond-plate handy, you can use something not douchey.