How to Hide Your Guns the DIY Style

Are you a firearm owner? Perhaps you have little children? Or perhaps you just want a convenient place to store your gun that’s out of the way and more convenient. Well, don’t bother wasting your hard earned money on a gun cabinet! Why not hide your guns within a picture frame? Are you eager to get started?

Are you ready to hide your guns?

Here is what you’ll need:

• A decent sized picture frame (one that matches your décor and you like, obviously).

• 2 Wall mounts

• 2 Brackets

• A screwdriver

• A hammer

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• Mount two brackets in to the picture frame. Use a 1-3/8” wide drill bit for a perfect circle to inlay the cabinet style bracket.

• This only needs to be 3⁄4” deep. You want it to be able to open without hitting the wall and yet be flush when it is closed.

*Drill the hole 1/4″ or slightly more from the edge. When it is closed the 1⁄4” board will be used as backing to fit inside so the picture is flush against the wall.

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• Mount to the wall using wall mounts.

• Hammer two L hooks into the wall a good length apart to support the weight of your gun.

  • Don’t forget to check for support


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Add motion detectors to the inside of your picture frame in case the hiding spot is disturbed.

You don’t HAVE to do this, but it’s a fun little addition!

Wal-Mart does carry them at an affordable price!

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Secure your rifle in place.

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Put the picture frame over the rifle and voila! You have yourself a sweet hiding spot for your weapon. Do you use a gun safe? Would you ever consider turning a regular picture frame into a safe hiding spot for your gun?

Editors note: This isn’t meant to replace a gun safe.

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