In record time, the nicely staged Secret Bookshelf Door was man-cave-ified. By coincidence the shelves just so happened to be the perfect width for DVD storage. It houses our entire collection with ease. Now that the secret door is finished, it was time to work on the functional portion of the closet: Gun Storage.
The hubs did it all himself, as I don’t have the slightest idea how to store weapons. He built a lower shelf with a center cleat to prop up the stocks, then notched out a 2×4 cut in half to hold the barrels.
I know most of you guys aren’t avid hunters (or probably even own guns), but just in case you ever find yourself needing to build a gun rack into a closet you know it can be done! Haha. The main purpose of the closet isn’t concealment per se, it’s mostly to keep young visitors from accessing them. The deadbolt is our main defense there, not so much the hidden door. That was just to spice things up a little. Even though Charlie (and any other children we *may* have) will grow up familiar with weapons and safety, there’s no guarantee her friends will. And that’s how tragic accidents happen. Besides, it’s just responsible to have guns locked up and not loose all over the place. So though we can’t afford one of those fancy schmancy gun safes (which I’m secretly happy about, because I think that would be a hideous addition to our home’s decor) we’ve found a great solution for their storage and concealment.