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Project by Dubb posted 12-19-2012 01:37 AM 7013 views 97 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for a friend at work. He works midnights and wanted his wife to have easy acess to a pistol but keep it out of sight . So I designed this pistol hide that looks like a picture hanging on the wall. The frame is 1.25” thick it holds a 11×14 picture . The box is 3.5” deep and 14”wide and sets inside a hole that has to be cut in the wall. It is made of oak with a wipe on poly to finish it off . When sliding open the frame is 1/16” away from the wall.

-- Dubb , WV

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 01:43 AM

Very tricky Dubb nice work.

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 01:50 AM

Good work. Sadly needed.

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 01:50 AM

Very clever! I am certain this will be copied by quite a few LJ’ers.


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#4 posted 12-19-2012 01:54 AM

great safe idea

and the combination is easy to remember

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 02:30 AM

I love this design! I can think of more than a few things that I may want to keep in a photo frame like that. The “sliding door” style is so much nicer than a hinge.. and a lot less obvious!

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 02:35 AM

Aw geeze! And here’s aNOTHER thing to add to my “I wanna build one of these” list!
Excellent idea!

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 02:55 AM

I like the idea but if he has kids, make sure it’s mounted high up on the wall so they can’t reach…

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 03:01 AM

Excellent idea! I’m already looking around my house to see where I should put them.

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 03:33 AM

Way cool. Now I have next year’s Christmas present for the brother who has everything.

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 03:44 AM

Love it, totally gonna copy it !!!!

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 04:47 AM

great idea gonia make one for the wife

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#12 posted 12-19-2012 04:47 AM

I had plans to build something similar but with hinges. You’ve completely changed my mind. : ) Thanks!

Great build!

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 04:59 AM

like this ,cleaver

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#14 posted 12-19-2012 05:18 AM

Thats pretty darn cool right there

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#15 posted 12-19-2012 05:36 AM

Well just like others on here I’m going to have to make some of those. That is cool. Thx for sharing and what a cool idea. Very discrete!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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