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Old 07-06-2018, 10:27 AM   #1
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I built this "safe" room in my DIY barndo. It should protect valuable items.
It also forms a wall in the living area and a place for a wood burning stove. The mantle is just sitting atop the round stock in the wall at the moment. When the slab of oak I cut dries there will be holes bored in the back so it will slide over them creating a floating mantle.

Lots and lots of sweat went into making this as I did all the work myself. Moved many a pound of steel, wood and rock.









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Old 07-06-2018, 10:30 AM   #2
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I like that! Well done sir
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:35 AM   #3
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Mad skills!
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:07 AM   #4
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Very well done. In for the finished safe room!
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:16 AM   #5
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How big is the room? Or is it more a wall?
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:30 AM   #6
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The safe room is 14 long 8 tall and 8 wide. I still needs a vault door which I will build in the future.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:46 PM   #7
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You, sir.........are WINNING!!! Greatness
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:23 PM   #8
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Good work!!!
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:57 PM   #9
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Strong work, sir. How did you anchor to the floor? My assumption would be bolts.....and if so, how many? Reason I ask is that I am assuming this will be tornado shelter as well.


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Old 07-06-2018, 07:00 PM   #10
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Nice
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:17 AM   #11
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Strong work, sir. How did you anchor to the floor? My assumption would be bolts.....and if so, how many? Reason I ask is that I am assuming this will be tornado shelter as well.


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I used Hilti brand anchors spaced 12 on center. They were quite expensive compared to ones you find at the big box stores.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:18 AM   #12
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Very nice !!!
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:37 AM   #13
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Well done!! Keep sending pics!
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:03 AM   #14
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Nice
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:18 AM   #15
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nice, in for the finished product.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:04 AM   #16
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Very nice. Want to see the final
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:04 PM   #17
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Looks awesome! Nice work! I'd like to see it once you get the wood burning stove in place.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:38 PM   #18
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How will you keep Santa out?


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Old 07-22-2018, 06:59 PM   #19
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Very nice
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:52 AM   #20
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Does it have ventilation? How?
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:32 AM   #21
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Does it have ventilation? How?
Its not and airtight room. Yes it will have HVAC with return air. Its mostly a place to protect us from bad weather.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:31 AM   #22
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Looks good but I want to see pictures of the room.
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