10 Pieces of Furniture with Hidden Compartments

If you're looking to keep clutter at bay, you're in good company. Here are 10 pieces of furniture with hidden compartments to help you store everything from cords and cables to craft supplies, remote controls and even your car keys.

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Bookcase

This bookcase offers 10 hidden compartments and would make a stylish addition to your living room, den or home office. Try building this piece of furniture yourself and you’ll have plenty of space to store your books and collectibles.

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Coat Rack

Add this coat rack to your home’s entryway or mudroom and you’ll have a hidden compartment to store your valuables. Use it to keep your car keys and your wallet in one place. Here are 10 ingenious DIY hat and coat racks that are anything but boring.

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Mirror

This handmade mirror has a secret compartment — just slide the mirror to reveal the space. Use it to store cash and jewelry. Hang a heavy mirror the correct way.

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Floating Shelf

Shelf

Here’s a piece of furniture you can easily build for your home. This floating shelf has a secret drawer to help keep clutter at bay and hide valuables.

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Lamp

Add this lamp to your living room furniture set and you’ll have a place to store some small valuables. It’s made from reclaimed barn wood and has a distressed finish. Learn how to rewire a lamp.

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Medicine Cabinet

This easy-to-make medicine cabinet features a secret compartment. You can build this piece yourself in just a couple of days.

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Bench

This rustic bench can be used store shoes, as well as items like gloves, hats, the dog leash and umbrellas. Add it to your entryway or mudroom to keep the space organized.

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Coffee Table with Hidden Storage

This piece of furniture has a sliding top to reveal a secret storage area. This rustic coffee table can be made in custom sizes. Discover more of these DIY coffee table designs and ideas.

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Cart

This old industrial cart has been rebuilt and can be personalized. It has a secret compartment to store remotes, coasters and video game controllers. Try these 11 ideas for organizing your living room.

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Bar Rack

Add this rack to your home bar area and you’ll have a hidden compartment to store small items such as shot glasses, coasters and mixing straws. Store bottles on the top and hang wine or martini glasses on the bottom.

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Rachel Brougham spent years working in newsrooms, for television and newspapers, and has won several awards for her writing. In 2015, she left her full-time job as a newspaper editor to focus on freelance writing and editing. She has been a Family Handyman contributor since 2017.
In 2019, Rachel lived through a major remodeling project on her home, and she uses that experience to inform her Family Handyman content. She's also an avid gardener (both native plants and vegetables), enjoys keeping up with decor trends and spends a lot of time traveling, cooking and hanging out with her family and their giant dog.