“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