As I was drifting off into nap land the other day, I lay in my bed looking at my nightstand thinking "I need a mini safe for my pistol". Then I got to thinking, I'll have a shotgun as soon as I get my taxes back, so that pretty much negates any safety the mini safe provides (I plan on keeping the shottie handy).
Then I thought about a gun cabinet, nothing super duper secure, just a nice gun cabinet with a glass door and simple lock to keep the kids out of it, especially if they have friends over. Then I got to thinking about an all out safe, big, steel, heavy, secure...expensive. Then it hit me, what about wood? Wood is typically cheaper and easier to manipulate than heavy steel.
If it's 3 or 4 inch thick hardwood with a decent lock...that would make a secure container. I figure, solid oak doors are often trusted to keep out crooks, even if they had an ax, they'd be chopping for a while, and from what I read on other 'safe' threads, no safe is COMPLETELY safe anyway; if they have the time and will, they're getting in. I would think a 3 or 4 inch thick solid wood safe would provide just as much, if not more, deterrent to a thief, as a wal-mart bought RSC would.
The fire ax test on the cheaper mass produced safes are rather eye opening.
The only thing that might be an issue is fireproofing.
Has anyone seen, or made anything like this?