How to Build a Gun Safe Room


Some gun owners fear that burglars are enticed by expensive firearms. Responsible gun owners take great care that firearms are never accessible by unauthorized or unqualified persons. In order to reliably protect valuables, an effective solution is to build a hidden gun safe room within the home. Investing in a gun safe room gives you peace of mind that your valuables are more secure. Additionally, building a gun safe room deters thieves and ensures you and your loved ones are safe. Fort Knox has a simple guide to help you plan your gun safe room. 

Where to locate a gun safe room

Start by determining the best location within your home to build a gun safe room. Once you have identified where you intend to build, brainstorm the size of the room and the features you want to include. Some customers research gun safe room ideas before they undertake the project. This guarantees you build the room according to your specific needs. As you plan, compile a list of construction materials so you understand exactly what it takes to build your gun safe room. 

What you need 

When purchasing supplies for your gun safe room, Fort Knox has everything you need to get started. If your planned location will allow for a walk-in gun safe room, determine what type of vault door best meets your needs. Fort Knox provides both out-swing and in-swing vault doors. Fort Knox’s in-swing vault doors are ideal if your planned location is behind a concealment door. In-swing doors are also a good solution for panic rooms and storm shelters. Both types of vault doors provided by Fort Knox have a variety of reinforcement options so you can rest assured that everything is well protected. 

While some customers choose to display their firearms within their gun safe room, others opt to purchase a safe for extra storage and protection within the room. Fort Knox has a custom vault builder that allows you to customize your safe by selecting the size, color, steel thickness, and needed accessories. Fort Knox’s wide selection of Safes and Vault Doors makes planning for your gun safe room easy. 

When to start 

Fort Knox is happy to assist you –– locate your closest Fort Knox Dealer today to find the vault door or custom safe that will best fit your new gun safe room.


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