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Disguising a gun cabinet

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

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  1. .cheese.

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    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

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    Where are the PIX? :banghead:
     
  3. K3

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    It must be pretty well disguised since neither of us can see it. :neener:
     
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    Put a sign on it saying "No Guns in Here". Nobody will know it's a gun cabinet then. ;)
     
  5. PotatoJudge

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    Nobody will suspect a thing...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. .cheese.

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    I will post a pic tonight.

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

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    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

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    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.

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    mine just looks like a crappy mini-closet.

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

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    That is AWESOME!

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

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    I saw one once built into a woodshop work bench.
    Marty
     
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    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

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

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.

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

    [​IMG]

    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

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    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

    [​IMG]
     
  21. .cheese.

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    Majic - the original idea WAS to make it a faux bookshelf. Like I said, I realized halfway through building it that it was going to be too difficult to make it convincing.

    As for why I can't get a real safe, the answer to that too has already been stated.

    I will have a real safe as soon as I'm out of here and in my own house. That's only a few months away. This is just a temporary solution. The house I'm living in right now is has 2 floors, and there are two stairwells, both are too narrow to get a safe through. Everything that is upstairs was built upstairs. I have a 50" projection tv downstairs in a storage room because I couldn't get it up here either.

    This cabinet was built in the garage, then disassembled, then taken up here and reassembled upstairs. The painting was done on the balcony. To my knowledge, real safes can't be transported in pieces like this was and assembled up here.
     
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    Safes like this? http://www.zanottiarmor.com/features1-3.html

    They've been discussed here on THR numerous times.
     
  23. ArmedBear

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    How much are those things, CK?
     
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    I've been kicking around two ideas...

    1. make a security container out of a filling cabinent with the entire front panel swinging open.

    2. make a security container out of a tall hazmat locker (the yellow metal cabinents used to store flamables).

    when your into your new digs, you could put that in the cellar, paint it yellow and put maroon danger labells on it.
     
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    I've always wanted some sort of deceptive gun storage. I like the shotgun mount under the bed in Training Day. I would love a false back on a bookshelf or the coffee table idea. I just always worry that a gun safe is the first target for a goblin, but if they don't know its a gun safe, then they might not go for it.
     
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