We’ve all got stuff we’d like to keep in our nightstand, but would rather people not see. It could be something of an embarrassing nature, or it could just be something you don’t want everyone knowing you have. So, for those who need to keep something quiet, while keeping it handy, there’s the Zero Hour nightstand.
Really, the Zero Hour is just a nice nightstand on its own. The walnut veneer contrasts well with the blonde wood on the drawers, which are fully operable and perfectly capable of storing things you don’t mind people know you use. It’s got modern hairpin-style legs. Basically, it’s a handsome piece of furniture that will fit into pretty much any design philosophy, or at least blend in with the other random furniture you own.
It’s the back, though, that’s the real selling point. A quick tap on the back unlocks the door at the back, and it flips down to reveal… well, whatever you want to put there. The designers are using a gun as an example, but really, with an entire back panel, pretty much anything you want to stay hidden will be.
There are a few trade-offs, here. You need four inches of clearance to fold down the panel, so to be honest, anybody actively searching your home probably isn’t going to be fooled. Secondly, you’ll be paying $600 for a hidey hole that lacks any sort of, you know, locking mechanism, so if it gets found, you’re out of luck, security-wise. But, hey, it looks good and it keeps what you might want to keep private out of the eyes of nosy visitors, and for the price, that’s more than good enough.