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Disguising a gun cabinet

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by .cheese., May 1, 2008.

  1. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    I just finished my gun cabinet finally. (see: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=360405).

    Now I'm thinking about how to disguise it to not scream "GUN!".

    I'm thinking of maybe putting a framed photo on top, along with some DVDs and a bundle of christmas lights so it looks like it could have just about anything in it. Maybe hanging a shirt on the door with a hanger.

    What do you think?
  2. Pat-inCO

    Pat-inCO Well-Known Member

    Where are the PIX? :banghead:
  3. K3

    K3 Well-Known Member

    It must be pretty well disguised since neither of us can see it. :neener:
  4. Picard

    Picard Well-Known Member

    Put a sign on it saying "No Guns in Here". Nobody will know it's a gun cabinet then. ;)
  5. PotatoJudge

    PotatoJudge Well-Known Member

    Nobody will suspect a thing...

  6. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    I will post a pic tonight.

    camera battery is charging. :)
  7. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    oh! I'll just put a sign on the front door to the room that says "Gun free zone".

    That's my best idea yet.

    Everybody knows there are no guns in a gun free zone.
  8. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine built one to look like a big coffe table. It's right there in the living room and no one even looks twice at it.
  9. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    mine just looks like a crappy mini-closet.

    Crappy because although I like woodworking - I'm terrible at it.
  10. MakAttak

    MakAttak Well-Known Member

    That is AWESOME!

    I think I might do that: what thief is gonna steal a coffee table?
  11. bumm

    bumm Well-Known Member

    I saw one once built into a woodshop work bench.
  12. Dksimon

    Dksimon Well-Known Member

  13. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    the original plan was to make it into a faux bookshelf.

    Then I realized how much work would be involved to make it actually look convincing, and how little skill I actually have with woodworking.
  14. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    I tried to disguise my gun safe as a coffee mug. Never could get it to work.
  15. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at it and thinking, "It looks like it could be a wardrobe."

    now I need to run with that idea. I don't have a wardrobe. What usually goes on top of a wardrobe?
  16. Dksimon

    Dksimon Well-Known Member

    I dont think anything goes on a wardrobe.
    If we are thinking along the same lines then I think it should just be a wooden cabinet looking thing. Maybe throw some ornate wood trim on it.
    Last edited: May 1, 2008
  17. Bones11b

    Bones11b Well-Known Member

    You could always make a rack for shoes that aren't worn very often on top of the wardrobe. Who wants to dig around in shoes?
  18. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    Why not just get a good safe? The deceptive idea should have been the theme when you designed your cabinet and not an after thought.
  19. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    here's a photo. I know it's an eyesore. What can I say, I'm terrible at this.


    I just realized that one door for some reason turned out a slightly different color than the other one in the photo. Weird. It is the same paint and looks the same in person.

    The inside grey paint is actually textured. It looks and feels like a real safe.

    The whole thing was build with 3/4" sandply. It weighs over 100 lbs.
  20. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    If you painted it white with a bunch of little wildflowers in the corners in pastel colors, it might look like it contained something a thief wouldn't want.:D


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