Gun Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 09-29-2011 12:42 PM 4365 views 19 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!

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 01:47 PM

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

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 01:55 PM

now yer talkin. gr8 gr8 idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 02:07 PM

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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#4 posted 09-29-2011 03:55 PM

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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#5 posted 09-29-2011 05:56 PM

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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#6 posted 09-29-2011 06:01 PM

Security through obscurity…

Great idea

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#7 posted 09-29-2011 06:50 PM

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

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#8 posted 09-29-2011 06:59 PM

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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#9 posted 09-29-2011 07:12 PM

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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#10 posted 09-29-2011 07:41 PM

Thanks for the great comments.

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#11 posted 09-29-2011 07:59 PM

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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#12 posted 09-29-2011 11:00 PM

Great idea.

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

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#13 posted 10-06-2011 08:53 PM

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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#14 posted 10-07-2011 03:39 PM

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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