I was having a big issue with my wife. I didn't have enough space for all the guns that I had and had a few sitting out. So she was forcing the issue that I sold some. This is a woman that was buying them for me every Christmas and birthday....This weekend was her weekend to work. After getting the lecture again I took action. I cleared a 36 inch closet of clothes and shoes and made a gun safe. The measurements were 44 x 48 usable inches. Went to lowes and picked up lumber for shelving and the gun racks and put it all together. I have 4 shelves for ammo and nick nacks and the lower section is dedicated to 4 rows of 12 rifles. I also put a steel door with a dead bolt in front.
Well when the wife came home she was really happy that the rifles were out of site. Not too happy that I made her find a new home for the excess clothes and her shoes though. I now have room for another 30 rifles and it didn't break the bank. I have $120 and a few hours of time wrapped up in the project. Just a thought for anyone looking for a new winter project. It also opened up some space in the living room and the hallway because I brought the 8 gun cabinets to the basement.
LOL! Too many guns? No....you have too much clothes and shoes, YOU clean it up! Great solution!
My wife buys me hunting and fishing stuff also, then complains when I want to go outside and use the stuff. ??? What gives?
I told her to give me credits towards time in the outdoors without any lip about it.
Blue if I would have knocked a wall out I would have definatly made it ALOT bigger to house my hunting clothes too lol. My daughter said something about it and it made me think. And yes she has a few guns herself. She wasn't happy about loosing the space but it was a compromise that was needed being I don't have any closet space what so ever.
Just a thought. Before you panel in the new partitions, you can make it much safer. Cross drill the 2x4s ever 1-2 feet with a 3/4 wood drill. Then cut pieces of 1/2 inch plastic pipe and corresponding pieces of rebar. Fit the rebar into the pipe pieces and insert into the croos-drilled holes. If any one tries to break thru the dry wall/paneling this will slow them down. If they try a saws-all the blade cuts thru the plastic pipe but the rebar just spins and can't be cut. Very low cost. Be sure to wield the door pins to the hasp/hinge so it can't be pushed out. and getting a goo no-pick lock on the steel door will help.