45Boo asked me last night about finding a discrete safe for the guns. Some time ago I showed her a picture of a safe that fits in a wood cabinet and looks nice enough were you can place it at the end of the bed in plain view.
I have no idea what the make or model of the safe is, so if you guys could help me out that would be awesome!
Thanks a bunch
45R and 45Boo
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July 4, 2005, 12:08 PM
another I have seen, inside a wall, like in the back of a closet. The steel cabinet is slender, and fits between the studs.
July 4, 2005, 01:22 PM
There's an English company offering quite a range of these, which I assume you could also get in the USA - see here (http://www.safeoptions.co.uk/sotn/default.php?xDep=265&xClient=22a19685f1dfb665ab1fa7b8c7d9b554) for some examples.
July 4, 2005, 09:04 PM
The safe actually looks like big chest that sits on the end of the bed. :)
July 4, 2005, 11:43 PM
There's an English company offering quite a range of these, which I assume you could also get in the USA - see here for some examples.
What do the English do with those safes, hide in them?
July 5, 2005, 02:10 AM
Better to buy molding from Home Depot, cut it on a radial arm saw and then build your own cabinet around your safe. Safe should be bolted to the floor and then camouflaged.
July 5, 2005, 02:25 AM
I'd agree that it'd be easier to buy a safe that fits into an existing cabinet or adding molding and veneer to an existing safe to make it look like a piece of furniture. That English company seems pretty spendy (no doubt it's high quality) and that pricing is in pounds, and excludes shipping!
If you want to get fancy, you can rig up a motorized concealment system where the safe pops up from a piece of furniture. I've been eyeballing the ideas from Auton Systems (http://www.auton.com/content/gallery2.html) for a while but never had the guts to get a price quote or search for the individual components to do something like that. It'd be neat to have a room full of benign furniture, and at the push of a remote button, have the motorized lifts display your firearms collection :D
July 5, 2005, 02:28 AM
There was a thread on TFL that had detailed instructions on how to convert an old Coke machine into a gunsafe. Lined with wallboard it was somewhat fire resistant, lockable, and urban camoflagued.
I am still looking for it
EDIT: found a link to it on another site here. (http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=174612)
July 5, 2005, 12:56 PM
Discreet safe. BAH!
I WANT you to see my gunsafe...
It has a sign on it, it says "GUNSAFE".
It has a second sign on it that says
"I just opened my OTHER gunsafe, start running NOW."
July 5, 2005, 01:54 PM
The cheap way to go is to gut an old refrigerator, and slip a safe into it. Just put a padlock on the frig, and no one will guess there is a safe inside.....
July 5, 2005, 02:27 PM
Just for ideas...
I have a small room I use for an office that has a long wall with a small closet. I took the door off the closet, put 3 bookcases along the wall, & put teflon sliders under the bookcase that (completely) covers the closet opening. Now I slide "open" the bookcase from one side to access the closet.
I have 2 other cheapie (flea-market) gunsafes in "findable" locations with some ammo & an old cheap .410 in them. When the Bad Guy finds my cheapie gun safes, he thinks his job is done, & turns his thoughts to other nasty things.
The nice thing about a hidden "room" is that things other than guns can easily be stashed. When we vacation, my wife's silver & antique glassware collection goes in there; as well as my bedside GunVault.