This was made for a birthday present and it just had to contain a secret compartment. The false bottom (shelf) is hidden by a lower tray and even then, you must know to pull up on a very short tab to open the top of the secret compartment, which is held closed by a magnet.
The box is make of Quilted Maple, with legs and top made out of Bloodwood. Brass rods are imbedded into the body and a "Tree of Life" ornament into the top. All inside flat surfaces are chocolate colored suede.