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Gun Safe Shelves

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by hjahvon, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Not sure where exactly to post this question so here we go, I Bought a new Centurion by Liberty Gun Safe on friday at lowes. It is a small 12 gun safe and it was on sale so i couldnt pass it up. The one catch was it was the display model and it is missing the three shelves to the right in the picture below
    Liberty_Centurion_12_Gun_Safe_99539.jpg


    The lower two shelves are just basic square/rectangular shelves and the third one up is a special cover/shelf type thing that slides over the rifle/shotgun rack on that side.

    I called liberty and the price to buy new shelves from then is a little ridiculous so i am thinking about making them. Does anybody out there have the same safe that could give me the dimensions of shelves? or better yet does anyone have shelves for the same safe that they pulled out to store more long guns?

    Thanks and Happy Shootin

    Liberty_Centurion_12_Gun_Safe_99539.jpg
     
  2. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    You have the safe... can you not just measure? I'm confused....
     
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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Every Lowes is selling these units. Find another store and trace the pattern on a piece of cardboard.
    It's just 5/8" particle board (Lowes) and any decent sized fabric store will have something to match the interior.
    I would get a can of 3M contact spray adhesive (Lowes) to apply the fabric to the shelves.
     
  4. Both Eyes Open

    Both Eyes Open Hood Canal Active Member

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    Seems like a good opportunity to customize it to fit your needs... Just a thought.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You need those little "dogs" or brackets to hold up the shelves. Anything that'll fit on those brackets will work.
     
  6. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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    FarmerTed1971,
    Yes I can, but it is alot safer to measure the shelf itself to get more accurate dimensions, i do not have a table saw so i will be heading over somewhere to get them cut and i don't want to have to go back and forth to trim them to fit.

    Jbett98,
    That is a good idea as well thank you im hoping that someone might have one laying around in their garage as they read this and can tell me really quick to save me a trip to lowes but i talked to liberty and they will send the fabric for $5 per yard but you are probably right about finding the same material at a local store, i only hesitate becuase i would really rather they match and I can't really take a sample in with me, i guess i could probobaly just snap a picture.

    Botheyesopen,

    It would be a cool opertunity but the safe is pretty small as is so im not sure really what i could work up

    Certaindeaf,

    That is the other concern i had is making sure i find the right hardware.

    Liberty wants $62 for the three shelves and im just trying to figure out if its cheaper to buy them from them and get everything i need or if i should launch into this little project, im probably only looking at $30 in material but itd also be a few hours of drving around and looking for what i need and then a few hours of cutting, attaching the fabric and brackets and fitting into the safe as well.


    I do appreciate all of your guys' input by the way
     
  7. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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    Not to mention i am hoping as i said in my op thet someone out there has the same safe and doesnt use they shelves because they use it for long guns and they might be willing to sell them to me. That is my number one choice, i would buy them off the shelf but they are not available anywhere locally and as i said liberty's price is alittle steep
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Call Charlie at Mountain View Safe Co.
    He is in Boring, OR.
    He has a bunch of demo safes and extra stuff, I would think that he could help you out.
    503-706-7347
     
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  9. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    My old American Eagle safe was a coin vault when I bought it used & didn't come with any shelves like the gun safes, so I built them myself. I looked at many & measured one about the same size and went to town. I tried taking pics but due to the safe being firmly mounted in a closet they didn't turn out good at all.
     
  10. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    my safe did not come with any shelving. just the vertical spacer strips.
    i started with plywood and just made my own insides, both for rifle and
    pistols, then covered with fabric. when i got to the smaller shelves, i
    was able to get something like 10 gauge steel and just bent them in a
    brake. those were covered with same fabric. plywood and fabric
    (secured with adhesive or staples) is the quickest and most economical.
    oh, i used dowels glued into sockets to keep the rifles separated.
     
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  11. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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    I gave Charlie a ring but no answer so I'll wait for his response but it sounds like making the shelves is a pretty common thing after all so I guess maybe that is the best route


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  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    He's probably out hunting this time of year.
    If you are going to make your own, you will need a saber saw to make the "U" or "V" shaped cutouts for the top shelf.
    I have one safe with a top shelf that's 19" x 9". You are welcome to use it as a template.
    I have all of the tools also. PM be if interested.
     
  13. Colt Carbine

    Colt Carbine Oregon Gears-N-Guns

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    Is $32 worth your time and effort on top of the cost of fuel to run around?

    I used to have a very similiar safe and it did not come with any shelves other than one on top.

    Buy more guns, then you will not need those shelves. ;)
     
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  14. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The inside of my safe doesn't look anything like it did when I bought it. I've added lights and a "Damp Chaser". I found the supports were too high for AR Carbines and I ended up moving the shelves down. Then, I started to customize my AR's and the rack spacing was too close. That and the depth didn't like all of those high mounted optics. :paranoid:

    Every time I add something the shelves become a "work in Progress". :rollingeyes:

    Oh well, long as the door closes and locks.;)

    Jack...:cool:
     
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  15. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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    Oops I must not have been clear It does already have the rifle racks and the large top shelf i am only missing the square side shelves! But thank you for the offer!


    Orygun_Partiot
    Thats where my mind is at also now, $62 is steep to order the shevles from liberty but when you add in the time and energy it will take it might just be worth it! And i just bought an AR on friday along with the safe so if i buy more guns my fiance might be asking me to find a new a place to live lol but buying more guns is always the number one option when possible!!

    Capn Jack,
    Customizing is a beautiful thing but i have a 6th month baby boy at home so I need to drop a couple hobies i can't afford to pick any up!
     
  16. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Remember, if you are contemplating changing shelves around in your safe,
    it's a lot cheaper to make your mistakes on a piece of cardboard. ;)

    Jack...:cool:
     
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  17. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    How much does Lowes sell these safes for?
     
  18. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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    $400!




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  19. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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