block of wood between hammer and starter ain't all bad........
If the starter mount is its own ground it can corrode and not be up to snuff causing clicks and intermittent issues
yours may have a ground strap
google "gun concealment furniture" and lots of stuff comes up
when my Mom remodeled her house they put false walls in some places.
magnets to hold drywall up, if you didn't know it was there you wouldn't find it