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Old 11-22-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Gun Room Project

Not sure if this should be here or in DIY. Please move if necessary.

In looking at gun safes in the black Friday ads, I keep thinking that I really need to get the guns, ammo and other gun accessories organized. I have guns, ammo and other hunting gear spread all over the house. I have a 10 gun cabinet that was outgrown when I bought it. I need a gun safe but don't want to spend huge money on a safe that will already be too small.

So the idea of a gun room came to mind. I have a storage room in my basement that is 6'x22'. It came to mind to take a piece of the room and build a gun room. I'm thinking about using a 6' length of the room and building a wall to section it off. I will put in a raised floor just incase of water. I plan on a door that opens out and a lot of shelfs.

Beyond that I'm not sure. I would like to line it with something to make it fireproof or at least resistant. I was thinking cement board or will I be wasting my money? My basement is heated and air conditioned, so is a dehumidifier going to be necessary? Anybody done a project like this and can point me in the right direction?

I have good carpentry skills but not the great level. I would like to keep the cost reasonable but don't want to skimp on something that would greatly improve the design.



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Old 11-23-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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If I'm not mistaken. Trez just built a gun room. I would send him a pm.



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if your like me. your going to want more than 6 feet. especially if you are putting hunting gear in.. my man cave is 11'x12' and i have gear and crap all over that just cant fit into my gun corner.

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Got the room started today. Put in the raised floor and layed down a laminate on it. Built a wall but haven't sheeted it yet. Built my own door out of 2 2x12s and a 2x8. I'm thinking that I might be able to put a small reloading table in the space but that will mean making an efficient use of space with shelving. Might be able to get it finished tomorrow an the I need to see about making some verticle gun racks.

My hunting gear goes in the garage storage area. I've got a 6' closet bar and skelf to hold jackets, bibs, boots. That type of hunting gear won't be going in the new gun room. Calls, knives, handwarmers etc. will go in.

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I'll be heading down this road in the near future as well. I have a closet that is currently just a catch all for junk. It is about 5'x10' and I plan to make it into a walk in gun closet. I know it will not protect from fire or a thief who is intent on stealing my stuff, but it will keep the kids out (after I put on a lock). I am tossing around ideas of making the door hidden or a false book shelf just to help keep it as discrete as possible. Post up some pics when you're done.

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I took some pictures of the nearly finished room. I still have one more shelf that I might add but it is feeling a little cramped. I'm going to need to add another run of gun racks where the ammo cans are now.













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That's cool. From the pictures it looks like its in a basement? Do you keep a de-humidifier in the room?

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Don't need to. The basement is heated/air conditioned as it is a finished basement. I did put the floor up on a 2x4 base with a plywood sub covered by the floating floor. That was just incase we ever get water in the basement.

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Nice. Have been thinking about somthing like that for my loading bench and cleaning supplies and stuff. The only problem is my basment is a little over full, with my In-Laws living in it.



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