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Project by Chris Davis posted 934 days ago 3559 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The best protection form people stealing you stuff is for the thief not to know it is there in the first place. This bed did just that. Keep in mind, I don’t tell city/state of this customer. It is the customer’s design. The headboard lid is removable and exposes a couple trays for hand guns or other valuables. Those trays slide and the shotguns are under them. It can hold 6 shotguns.

It is a platform bed with a custom configuration on the pedestal. We put 4 drawers on each side and a door toward the head.

Quote from the email of the customer: ”The bed is absolutely gorgeous!!!! You did a beautiful job. Thank you sooo much.”

The customer goes on to say, which I think is funny: ”The gun case was supposed to be secret but my husband was so excited, I think he has shared that info with all his friends. He thinks my idea was great. :-) I am happy to no longer fight moving guns around in the closet. Keep me in mind when you market this bed to the NRA and other gun organizations and make MILLIONS!

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
Click Here to watch a live view of the shop

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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donaldcox

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#1 posted 934 days ago

Nice idea, well done. Clean design and I like the natural cherry finish.

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Roger

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#2 posted 934 days ago

now yer talkin. gr8 gr8 idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 934 days ago

You did a nice job and it’s a very practical way to provide protection for your valuables.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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knighthood6

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#4 posted 934 days ago

Great idea for storage of anything you value that you want to hide. I also like the idea that your gun is close by your side while you sleep in case of an intruder at night. Sweet!

-- Sam

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sarahss

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#5 posted 934 days ago

love the design. we’re planning to build a platform bed for ourselves in the next few months, I may do something similar, if you don’t mind

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Rob W

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#6 posted 934 days ago

Security through obscurity…

Great idea

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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jerkylips

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#7 posted 934 days ago

sleeping with a 12 gauge inches from your head must be like getting a good night hug from Charlton Heston.. ;)

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 934 days ago

I like to build in hidden compartments as well. However, having the compartment for the guns in the headboard is like a doubly good idea, and I am not a “gun guy” but that is pretty cool and a nice looking project.

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 934 days ago

This guy work for the mob? LOL
Great place to hide valuables but guns should be locked up. Especially if there are kids in this house. If they have trigger locks then by the time you get the lock undone and the gun loaded well… I think that gives the intruder plenty of time to make a move. Hopefully out the way he came I but he could attack instead. I’d feel better with a good old fashioned Louisville slugger at arms length under my bed.

Great work though Chris. As always.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 934 days ago

Thanks for the great comments.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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terry603

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#11 posted 934 days ago

very clever…great place to store them off season where no likely to be stolen.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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Ahenry

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#12 posted 934 days ago

Great idea.

-- If it is to be, it's up to me

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Ghrrum

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#13 posted 927 days ago

I think I’m going to pirate your idea, I like it a LOT. I get a kick out of doing hidden compartments and such in things I make. Especially when you can’t tell from the outside what is supposed to be there.

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Witbox

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#14 posted 926 days ago

Have you anything in place to control humidity in order to prevent rusting, etc?

Great idea well executed!

-- -I draw the pictures, they build the stuff...

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