You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > DIY Projects >

Bolting safe


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ARlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 73
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts

Default Bolting safe

Hello every1 I have wood floors and I'm renting. I want to bolt my safe down but with Minimal damage to the floor but still how should I go about doing this??? I would like to be able to cover it up when I move


ARlover is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-06-2014, 03:35 PM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mountainman13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11,525
Liked 2928 Times on 1723 Posts

Default

Bolt it to the wall through the studs. Patch and paint when you move.

better judged by twelve than carried by six.


__________________
I don't need No stinking signature.
mountainman13 is offline  
kfox75 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ARlover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 73
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts

Default

It dosent have holes on the wall of the safe tho
ARlover is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 03:40 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northeast San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,714
Liked 810 Times on 539 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Yeah I would not do that to the floors as mountainman said it is much easier to bolt it to the wall and patch a wall than it is to repair hardwood flooring
seancslaughter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JohnJak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Orion/Oxford,Mi
Posts: 359
Liked 58 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ARlover View Post
It dosent have holes on the wall of the safe tho
Drill some holes.
JohnJak is offline  
kfox75 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 04:32 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mercator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 11,271
Liked 6241 Times on 4126 Posts
Likes Given: 3208

Default

You don't have to drill huge holes. Just enough to secure the safe from tipping. Make sure it is the drywall, not a partition. If you are thinking possible burglary, consider an alarm system, and absolutely get it insured.
Mercator is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 02:13 AM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kfox75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wrong side of the tracks, Erie PA,
Posts: 5,556
Liked 4330 Times on 2624 Posts
Likes Given: 24019

Default

Place a couple hundred pounds of lead weights in the bottom of the safe. No drilling required.
__________________
If I have to explain why I ride, you wouldn't understand. Explaining sex to an alien would be easier than explaining the feeling, one that boils all that is going on in your life down to what really matters each time you are in The Wind. All I can say is, Life is not Life without it.
kfox75 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 02:24 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2225 Times on 1528 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

Do you have carpet on the floor? If you have carpet on the floor no one will be able to tell you screwed the safe to the floor.
John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 03:52 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rick1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Clifton,Colorado
Posts: 4,798
Liked 2514 Times on 1348 Posts
Likes Given: 1479

Default

Drilling holes in hardwood flooring causes serious damage. That is not cool. Don't do that to your landlord. You could patch sheetrock and leave no damage at all.
__________________
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Rick1967 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 04:02 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2225 Times on 1528 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

Actually it's just as easy to patch a hardwood floor as drywall. Mix whiting and stain until it matches the floor or is a little darker. Once you have the whiting prepared use a plastic putty knife to fill the hole and smooth the mixture off. With a little practice you can make the repair look just like a knot. I have repaired a lot of very expensive woodwork with whiting. I have never had a customer complain. I have had some customers that pointed to other flaws in the woodwork trying to say that is my fault. No dice, I always take a photo of the woodwork before I start a repair.

It's very difficult to bolt/screw a safe to a wall. You have a baseboard that is going to hold the safe off the wall. I have drilled holes in safes and cabinets so I could screw them into the bottom plate in the wall. If the trim is painted that might be easiest place to work. They say caulk and paint will make a carpenter what he aint.



Last edited by John_Deer; 01-07-2014 at 04:06 AM.
John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
How safe is your gun safe from a toddler ? downsouth Training & Safety 24 03-06-2014 01:58 PM
S. 649 - Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 (Need to Read) Bigcountry02 Legal and Activism 7 04-14-2013 04:41 PM
Gun Safe Value? Vikingdad The Club House 5 07-07-2012 09:51 PM
Sentry Safe G1464C Extra Tall Gun Safe $480.00 Cope's Distributing Sponsor Display 2 02-28-2011 02:24 PM