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Posted: 9/8/2010 9:59:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 8:41:48 AM EDT by js308]
Anyone know of any companies that will help you build a discrete hidden gun safe in the home?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:13:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By js308:
Anyone know of any companies that will help you build a discrete hidden gun safe in the home?
There are ways to hide long safes inside your walls or your floor. You need a contractor you TRUST not to open his mouth about what he built for you. Thats a hard thing to come by.

I built a false wall in the back of my closet. The closet appears normal sized but has a 24" deep x 48" tall x 36" wide void in it. Its impossible to see even with everything removed from the closet. I use this for firearm storage when I am on vacation. I know a guy who after buying a house. Had a contractor cut a hole into the floor of his closet. He placed a long gun safe into the hole. The carpet covers the safe. In most homes there are places to use to hide a safe from view. the longer a person has to search the better their Chance to find it. You goal would be to fool a criminal who is quickly looking through the home.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:47:35 PM EDT
This may sound weird or overkill but, I took a corner of my garage and put in a false corner to make it look like the wall just had to come out more and put a large Safari safe hidden in there. I then put a gardening tool rack to hold shovels, rakes etc... to hide the push-button that allows it to swing open. I keep my good firearms and other important items in there and have a few handguns and a shotgun in the house for defense purposes. And the safe is bolted to the garage floor so, if someone ever found it they would have to get in it on the spot. I have heard of safes being taken out on heavy duty dolly's and gone... Just sayin'
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:28:21 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies, those are great ideas. Sounds like I would need to know something about construction to build something like this. Are there any companies that specialize in this sort of thing? Or am I just going to have to find a good contractor?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:02:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:39:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:00:56 PM EDT
I would never trust a contractor/stranger for a job like that. That's a job you got to do yourself.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 9:59:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CWDraco:
http://www.invisivault.com/inwallsafes.html#cabinet

http://www.hiddensafes.com/

took like two seconds on a search...lol



Thanks again CW, I did see those, Im trying to find something that could hold about 8 rifles. My problem is finding one deep enough.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 10:09:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By js308:
Originally Posted By CWDraco:
http://www.invisivault.com/inwallsafes.html#cabinet

http://www.hiddensafes.com/

took like two seconds on a search...lol



Thanks again CW, I did see those, I'm trying to find something that could hold about 8 rifles. My problem is finding one deep enough.


Wow, 8 rifles. I think you can get two or three per stud, but removing studs to have one unit hold all 8 isn't a good idea. I think you would see warped walls after a few weeks. My advise would be to NOT make one long safe and keep the studs as part of the hiding spot.

Also remember thieves don't look up or down. Simply placing firearms in your attic stops most thieves. If your access is in a hall or bedroom closet as long as a ladder isnt close by they are not going up there.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 8:59:00 AM EDT
The most descreet is the one you build & NEVER let anyone know about (Except SO & perhaps grown children ) Build a Tony Soprano Lazy Susan false wall Rifle Rack (With Nice wood & lighting ) and don't look back .
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:16:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Calgunner:
The most descreet is the one you build & NEVER let anyone know about (Except SO & perhaps grown children ) Build a Tony Soprano Lazy Susan false wall Rifle Rack (With Nice wood & lighting ) and don't look back .


I've seen one of those. Very hard to build. takes bigtime skill to get it right. Its also only good for basements since the pivot point needs to be at the centerline which means the void behind the case has to be 50% of the length to allow the unit to turn. A 48" long lazysuzy rack needs a 24" void behind it and in front of it for that matter.

awesome if you can do it though.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:16:52 PM EDT
instead of the lazy suzan, one might consider a sliding shelf (left to right or vice versa). Like a pocket door with shelves.
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