How to Pick Out Concealment Furniture

When it comes to being prepared for anything and everything, it’s hard to beat the convenience of concealment furniture. Built with functionality and style in mind, concealment furniture is the ultimate in quick and convenient access to your firearms and other valuables.

But with all the shapes, sizes, and styles available, it can be tough to figure out what to get. If you find yourself perusing our huge collection of concealment furniture, you may start to feel a little overwhelmed by all the choices.

So, that’s why we decided to put together this handy guide to help you choose the best concealment furniture piece for your needs. Take a look through our top tips below to figure out which features are most important to you and narrow down your choices.

Tip #1: Define your storage requirements and security strategy

First off, you need to define precisely what you are going to store in your concealment furniture piece. Are you looking to store firearms, jewelry, cash, important documents?

You also need to consider your overall security strategy when thinking about this. Do you plan on storing everything together, or in a few separate spots throughout your home?

Determining exactly what you plan on storing, and where, is going to help you define further factors such as the size and level of security required for your concealment furniture. We will get more into all of these options below.

Home security strategy

Tip #2: Determine the size of furniture piece you need

Once you’ve built out your security strategy and have an idea of what you want to store and where you want to store it, the next step it to determine the size of concealment furniture piece you need. After all, there’s a big difference in the size requirement when you are looking to store jewelry vs. a handgun vs. a rifle vs. all of the above and more.

Take into account both the size and weight of everything you need to store in your concealment furniture piece to help narrow down your search to the pieces that will best accommodate your items.

Tip #3: Determine the space available in your home

You’ve got an idea of what you want to store and how much space you need to store it. You’ve also figured out, based on the weight and dimensions of what you need to store, which concealment furniture pieces could be a good fit.

Now you need to see how much space you have available in your home, and where, to make sure your plan can be implemented. Do you have the space to incorporate the concealment furniture piece you have in mind and access it easily?

If you’ve got a lot of items you want to store and end up needing a concealment furniture piece that’s bigger that your desired room will accommodate, it may be a good idea to break your items up into smaller groups or single items to increase your storage options.

Try different combinations of items until you get to a suitable size for your available space, that still works well with your security strategy.

measuring space for concealment furniture

Tip #4: Define your access needs

If you are storing firearms, you are going to want quick, convenient access to them. As such, your concealment furniture will need to be in a space that is conveniently located in your home and easy to access, while still giving you a high level of security.

When it comes to jewelry, important documents, and cash, you likely won’t need as much emphasis on quick access and, depending on your comfort level and what you are storing, you can probably get away with a lower level of security as well.

Take into account your needs, importance of the safe contents, and in what context you will need to access them to make an informed choice about the type of concealment furniture you need.

Tip #5: Choose an appropriate locking mechanism

There is a big difference in the security requirements between an adults-only home and a home where there are kids. Preventing kids from accessing firearms, either by accident or on purpose, is hugely important and should be paramount when you are shopping for concealment furniture.

This really comes down to the locking mechanism itself, of which there are many types including combination locks, biometric locks, and magnetic locks, to name just a few. Which one offers the level of security you need while still providing quick and convenient access is an important point to consider.

Of course, part of the beauty of concealment furniture is that it does not look like a safe, a feature which offers some protection in itself. Which brings us to our next tip…

gun safe digital keypad

Tip #6: Match your aesthetic

Right off the bat, you are going to find that some pieces match your aesthetic, while others just… don’t. And this is super important, because the whole point of having concealment furniture in the first place is, as we mentioned above, for it to BLEND IN.

You may find a piece that checks off all your boxes for functionality and price, but if it sticks out like a sore thumb, not only will it not be aesthetically pleasing to you, but it could draw unwanted attention from would-be intruders or even children.

Whatever concealment furniture piece you choose, it is critical for it to match your aesthetic so it can do its job and conceal your valuables.

Tip #7: Do your research

Okay, so you have a good idea of what you are looking - now it’s time to start researching your options. And, when it comes to concealment furniture, there are a lot of them, including cabinets, coffee tables, wall art, clocks, shelves, and more.

Taking into account everything we’ve discussed above – which of these types of pieces is the best fit for your needs? You know what you want to store and where, how much space you need, the level of security and visibility/accessibility you want, and the aesthetic you are going for. Throw in your desired price point, and you have some pretty solid parameters to work with.

Once you’ve narrowed down your search and identified some front-runners, make sure you check out some reviews. Does the lock work like it is supposed to? Does the product deliver on both quality and functionality? Upon reading the reviews, do you still feel it is appropriate for your needs?

There are so many considerations when it comes to finding the right concealment furniture piece. Leverage other people’s experiences with the product to make sure your chosen piece checks all your boxes and will be a long-lasting, quality investment for your home security plan.

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Armadillo’s Best Sellers

To help you on your search, we’ve compiled a list of our best-selling concealment furniture pieces below.

Liberty “Always Kiss Me Goodnight” Wooden Sign

This wooden sign is a tasteful piece that makes a lovely addition to any home. It comes in a variety of colors to perfectly suit your home aesthetic and features a sizable internal storage compartment lined with high-quality Kaizen foam. For those looking to store guns, it comes with a child safety lock standard and an optional RFIP lock upgrade. 

Liberty Home Always Kiss Me Goodnight Wooden Sign

Tactical Walls 1450 Sliding Mirror Bundle

The Tactical Walls 1450 Sliding Mirror Bundle provides two hidden compartments hiding behind a classically designed full-length wall mirror. It comes in a variety of finishes to suit your aesthetic, and is designed to sit it in your wall on center studs. Comes with magnetic locks and the option of a safe insert for an extra layer of protection.

Tactical Walls 1450 Sliding Mirror Bundle

Liberty Home Rustic American Flag Gun Storage Coffee Table

This uniquely designed coffee table features a sliding American Flag top that reveals a foam-lined lockable storage compartment underneath. This quality piece of tactical gun concealment furniture uses heavy-duty full-extension drawer slides that provide quick access to the contents stored below. Fully customizable colors and design to fit your home décor, and now comes standard with RFID lock upgrade for added security.

Liberty Home Rustic American Flag Gun Storage Coffee Table

Liberty Home Deluxe 3-Compartment Gun Concealment Case (Traditional American Flag Designs)

Available in a ton of different designs, this patriotic wall art is perfect for the secure and concealed storage of your favorite tactical tools. Featuring three separate compartments lined with Kaizen foam, each space can be customized to fit your items. Comes standard with a magnetic lock, with the option of an RFID lock upgrade is for added security.

Liberty Home Deluxe 3 Compartment Gun Concealment Case

Liberty Home “No Quarter Given” Concealment Flag

Available in four different sizes and styles to fit your needs, the “No Quarter Given” Concealment Flag offers secure and reliable storage for your firearms and valuables with a Kaizen closed-cell foam liner. Comes standard with a magnetic lock, with the option of an RFID lock upgrade for added security.

Liberty Home No Quarter Given Concealment Flag

Metal Art of Wisconsin “The Freedom Cabinet”

This wall art storage piece packs a seriously patriotic punch! The American flag is crafted from burned, hand-oiled wood and inlaid, polished steel and has a 3-dimensional look. The Freedom Cabinet comes in three sizes and the additional options of an RFID lock or biometric fingerprint scanner.

Metal Art of Wisconsin “The Freedom Cabinet”


Armadillo Safes is here for all your concealment furniture needs!

We hope this article has given you some good food for thought and that it helped you to narrow down what you are looking for in concealment furniture. And, if our best-sellers aren’t quite what you are looking for, we have hundreds more concealment furniture items for you to discover.

Need some help sorting through all the options? We’ve got you covered!

Simply contact us by phone at 844-245-4065 or email at and one of our customer service experts will be happy to give you a hand!