Anyone remember the scene in the somewhat forgettable movie “Book Of Eli” where Eli is holed up in a house with an elderly couple and when the house comes under attack they flip back the cushions on the sofa to reveal a cache of weapons? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Ok, here’s some help.
Remember it now? I recall reading, years ago, about some guy that bought a storage unit at auction, found a crappy sofa inside and figured he’s reupholster it. Ripped it apart and found a couple HK-91′s and other goodies hidden inside it. I suppose if you think about it, a sofa isn’t a bad place to hide things. If you disregard the ‘hide’ aspect, it’s certainly an interesting place to store things. (The difference between hide and store being that you hide what you dont want found, you store what you dont care if people find.)
Someone was generous enough to send me a link to a webpage about how to make a ‘storage’ sofa and I figured I’d post it for the rest of the class to share. Admittedly, it isnt my style of furniture, I had enough of sleeping on foam pad mattresses when I was at college, but the design can certainly be tweaked to give it a more ‘traditional’ sofa look. I suppose if you wanted to get all secret-squirrel on it you could incorporate some sort of hidden latching/locking method so that if anyone suspected anything they would find the whole thing to seem solid when they tried to open it up.
Cool pictorial, cool idea, cool potential.