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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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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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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


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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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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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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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. Here’s an easy-to-make wine rack to store bottles and glasses.

Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.