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Man Cave Gun Space

  • June 17, 2019

awloe
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awloe

My dad inspired me to renovate an unneeded space into something useful- an unneeded stairway into a gun safe space.

From the time I was very young my dad was always remodeling and had us kids help. He taught me all the skills I needed so that when I was grown and had my own house I was able to do the same. I'm very grateful to him for that knowledge.

I had a gun safe but didn't like the overflow stuck in various closets or under the bed. Luckily there was a solution! This house had TWO short stairways that went down to our bedroom. One went to the left and one went to the right but they both ended in our bedroom. So who really needs two stairways going to the same place?! I sealed off the opening at the top of the stairs and ripped out the stair steps. Then I built the floor up and painted the walls, added a light fixture, and finally a simple wood frame shelving unit was built to fit around the gun safe.

What had been an unnecessary extra stairway now has become a very functional storage space for me. Thanks dad!

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  • Great job transforming unneeded space into something functional! Way to apply the skills and knowledge that you learned from your Dad into a hands on project of your own. Nicely done!
    By RYOBI Nation, on June 28, 2019
    • Thank you Ryobi!
      By awloe, on June 28, 2019

  • Nicely done. Your dad taught you well.
    By kimkorte_42279, on June 28, 2019
    • Yes, he sure did Kim, thank you
      By awloe, on June 28, 2019

  • What a great idea!
    By fisherwoman, on June 28, 2019
    • Thank you
      By awloe, on June 30, 2019

  • Well done. I wish I had a similar space.
    By dan.lehr6658, on June 30, 2019
    • Sometimes you just have to think outside the box
      By awloe, on June 30, 2019

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Man Cave Gun Space

by awloe
Jun 17, 2019
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My dad inspired me to renovate an unneeded space into something useful- an unneeded stairway into a gun safe space. From the time I was very young my dad was always remodeling and had us kids help. He taught me all the skills I needed so that when I was grown and had my own house I was able to do the same. I'm very grateful to him for that knowledge. I had a gun safe but didn't like the overflow stuck in various closets or under the bed. Luckily there was a solution! This house had TWO short stairways that went down to our bedroom. One went to the left and one went to the right but they both ended in our bedroom. So who really needs two stairways going to the same place?! I sealed off the opening at the top of the stairs and ripped out the stair steps. Then I built the floor up and painted the walls, added a light fixture, and finally a simple wood frame shelving unit was built to fit around the gun safe. What had been an unnecessary extra stairway now has become a very functional storage space for me. Thanks dad!