FORT WORTH — At the Hunters Extravaganza at Will Rogers Coliseum, people are window shopping. And when they reach Booth 1229, they start furniture shopping.
“If you break it down and remove the cushions,” explained Brian Poitevent, as he revealed what was hidden inside the couch his company manufactured, “you notice it looks like a normal sofa. But open up the lid, and you have a concealed gun safe.”
“No one knows it’s there — not your cleaning crew, not your guests,” he said.
Poitevent works for Fort Worth-based Charles Alan, a furniture maker, which is now making the Couchbunker. It was invented by John Adrain, CEO of Heracles Research Corporation, which has also been selling gun safes disguised as beds, called the Bedbunker.
The concealed safe in the Couchbunker provides space to hide up to 40 rifles and ammunition. The bulletproof cushions are optional.