The company is called New Jersey Concealment Furniture, and it sells an array of products, including coat racks, coffee tables and night stands, that are built with secret compartments to store firearms. The designer and builder of the furniture, Dan Ingram, described his products as something "between locking a gun in a safe and keeping it under your pillow."
The newspaper said Ingram has a longtime familiarity with guns, in part because of his hobby as a Civil War re-enactor. He told the Democrat his ancestors came from Georgia, where they fought for the Confederacy. He even uses the song "Dixie" as the ringtone on his cell phone, according to the newspaper.
The company's concealment products start at about $165 but can be as expensive as $2,000 or more.
Here's how the newspaper described a coat rack sold by the company:
The four-peg hardwood coat rack doesn't call attention to itself. But if you know which peg to remove and how to use that peg as a magnetic key, a hidden drawer drops down, giving you quick access to whatever you've hidden there, be it a pair of mittens or a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
Ingram told the newspaper he gets about 5,000 hits on his website, njconceal.com, per day.
Photo via njconceal.com