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Old 03-19-2013, 04:12 AM   #31
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The refrigerator is a good idea but not for me, no way, my spare fridge is a keg cooler.
I can certainly see how a keg cooler is more important

If I were to build a gun safe, I'd build it from an old kitchen cabinet, reinforce the inside with 1/4 steel, and add a lock. This way no one knows it's a safe for weaponry.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:30 PM   #32
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I had an old steel wardrobe cabinet that I lined with 5/8" drywall and 3/4" plywood. Had 1/2" pins that locked the door. Not great but who would have thought it had guns in it. We just moved so now to build something else.

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Tell me the size you want and I can draw up some custom plans for you

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Old 01-08-2014, 11:40 PM   #34
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I made this safe 17 years ago.
Wish I had taken pics during construction


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imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1389230354.964333.jpgimageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1389230376.262819.jpg Old Lockable Freezer. Unless the robber gets thirsty and busts the lock plus the one I added he would never know. It's bolted to the wall and is about 250 lbs.
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You may want to find another place for your powder...for one it is a sealed container and another thing, if you have a fire your guns are going to melt

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but last summer i got to have the fun of shooting at a fridge. I usually have plenty of exploding targets, the kind that are about 2" square and are like an m80 when you hit them. The first shot and the target ignited the foam insulation burning the fridge badly.... Something to consider when putting valuables in

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Some people build home vaults. a room unit should be doable. Any level of security is a good thing.

A UL listed safe might get you discounts on insurance. The gun safes at the box stores, and not UL listed.

One company makes a round safe. If I were going to make one, I might have a go at round.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywBMdSaXJnU&feature=player_embedded
I have $600 liberty safes. My gun policy costs less than $200 a year on top of all my other insurance. Exactly how much is one going to save by more security? I don't have an alarm system. If you have 3 false alarms you face a $200 fine plus cost of court. I do have cameras but most of the time I only turn them on when we take a vacation. A stray dog and good lighting is the best security I can afford. Right now the wall at the sheriffs department is covered with pictures of thieves caught on camera. The thieves are still running around with a $200 reward on their head.

Edit: I snagged this picture off FB. This is a typical crime stopper photo. If you can identify this guy in the photo you get a $200 reward if it leads to his conviction. Good luck with collecting your $200.

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I've looked at building a safe, by using a Vault door from Graffunder or Fort Knox.

The best way, if you can do it, is to create a concrete vault room and install a vault door.

http://graffundersafes.com/products/vault.html

http://www.ftknox.com/vaults/vault-room-doors/

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OP, here's an idea for a starting point. Pick up a bank of used full length lockers, and add steel to the inside or outside to make them stronger. The panels and frames can be welded together, and the side panels are set up for anywhere from one to 5 units making shelving easy to set up. I have not set up the additional strength or fire proofing levels yet, but I will once we have moved out of NY to a moire permanent home.

I started with a bank of five lockers I picked up on Craig'slist for $100, and wound up with a single unit, and 2 double units by removing and relocating 2 dividing walls. Here's what I started with, and what I ended up with. The lockers are a good point to start from, and they are easy to set up as you see fit. A block of four lockers with a dividing wall on a split one set of doors would give a decent amount of storage with 2 sided access (at the door or one unit back from the door) to said shelves.

Here's a link to the thread on my school locker safe. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f171/school-locker-safe-100562/

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