Gun "storage" porn

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  1. jwedel1777

    jwedel1777 Active Member

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    I'm looking into buying a good safe to store my guns. However, I'm in the mood for something different also, and was looking for ideas.
    For instance, my uncle recently built a large portion onto his house. He added 2 concrete tornado/safe rooms, one for the family and one for the guns.
    Anybody have any unusual ways of storing their guns? I'm really interested if you have any ideas.
     
  2. tinkerer

    tinkerer Well-Known Member

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    I personally am building a new home in about a month. The master bedroom bath closet (10X12 for the wife) will have a dressing table in the middle with drawers, and between the drawer backs inside will be my safe.

    And I like closet safes too. As long as they are not external closets.

    Larry
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  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I have done rooms on houses,typical, like under the entry.Access from lower level10-12 foot roof,then I put a safe door at concrete rough openeing.If you plan it have a way to control humidity
     
  4. jwedel1777

    jwedel1777 Active Member

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    Sounds good. What do you do for the door? I guess the best option would be one made from steel I assume?
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    You look up a company on line that sells safe doors and something that fits your build.Mine where hung at the concrete opening.Say door is 30''x 6-8'', you get info for concrete opening,which will be a bit larger for the metal frame that door hangs off, the door looks just like a gun safe door and dial or keypad options.Can be benefit to have door installed as it is heavy and most provide this service at a cost.They work good in a lower level of house with concrete foundation, but being creative, Im sure you could make a good secure room with wood frame and other products with some research
     
  6. blackco

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    I talked to an engineer buddy of mine about making a "gun room" in an existing building. His recomendation was to frame it with metal studs (fire proof) and then sheet it with doubled 5/8" plywood to prevent anyone from busting through with a sledgehammer (can happen with cinder block) and then sheeting that with double 5/8" sheetrock for fireproofness (good word). A sledge will just bounce off the plywood for a long time and the sheetrock will fireproof the room for quite a while. This also depends on what is above and below the room but it was a start. Good luck with it.
     
  7. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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  8. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I HAD THE ROOMS inclosed in concrete.The doudle wall of steel studs and 5/8 ply ,I could cut a access in there in minutes with a cordless sawsall.Say you have a pop out 10x10 entry, the concrete walls just follow wall on deck line as part of lower level,easy to design in.You can use concrete block, just run your hrizontal steel ever 4 ' up and run verticles at 2' centers and you pump the cell full with a grout pump.This is a standard rated foundation in residental and you can up the block size from 8" if you want more strength.Our local HomeDepot and like stores are concrete block buildings
     
  9. blackco

    blackco Well-Known Member

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    OK sp6x6, you have a very valid point. I hadn't put a whole lot of thought into it so far, just ideas for thought. Back to the drawing board for me. ;-)
     
  10. davkenrem

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    This is not actually a bad idea with some modifications. I worked industrial construction for almost 20 yrs. One of the most secure facilities I worked on was a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility ) Basically a room that was secure and protected from all forms of eavesdropping. The room was framed with 12ft heavy gauge 2x8 metal studs on 8" centers for the walls and ceiling. the studs were cross-braced between the studs. Once the electrical was run and other penetrations were done it was cover with 2 layers of some kind of composite board 1/2 thick on either side and the double 1/2" drywall. the room had a raised floor and copper mesh on all concrete walls before the inner walls were built. There is no way a sawzall would cut through that wall in any reasonable amount of time. You could accomplish similar strength with 2x6's or 2x8's on 8 in centers, double 1/2" or 3/4" plywood sheeting and double drywall. You'd be hard pressed to defeat that wall with a chain saw in a reasonable time. You could even throw some rebar in there ever few feet to slow down your average saws.