How To Use A Picture Frame For Hidden Gun Storage

Impress your friends and fellow preppers with this awesome and functional hidden gun storage. Safety and home defense aside, this DIY trick is quick and fun!

There are all kinds of practical reasons to want to hide your guns in your home. With the help of this tutorial from DIY Projects, you’ll have this badass hidden gun storage project completed in no time.

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Hidden Gun Storage | Hide a Gun With a Picture Frame

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For those who own firearms, safe storage is a must. You would not want your 3-year-old to have their little hands on a book of matches, would you? You would not want a burglar to have the ability to steal your car keys.

Guns are the same way. Proper storage techniques can help to ensure the safety of your loved ones. Here is a nifty way to store your rifle or a larger gun without anyone thinking twice about it.

How to Make a Hidden Gun Storage

How to Make a Hidden Gun Storage | hidden gun storage ideas

AR15 Currently behind the picture. Mounted flush against the wall, only 2.5” thick.

What You’ll Need:

  • A decent-sized picture frame
  • 2 wall mounts
  • 2 brackets
  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer

Step 1: Mount Brackets Into the Picture Frame

Mount Brackets Into the Picture Frame | how to hide a gun safe in plain sight

Mount two brackets into the picture frame using a 1-3/8” wide drill bit for a perfect circle to inlay the cabinet-style bracket. Only needs to be 3/4” deep.

This allows the picture to open upward without hitting the wall and yet being flush when closed

Note:  We recommend drilling a hole 1/4” or just slightly more from the edge. Not just for strength purposes, but when closed the 1/4” board used as backing will fit perfectly inside so the picture is flush against the wall.

Step 2: Mount the Frame & Add L Hooks

Mount the Frame & Add L Hooks | diy hidden gun storage picture frame

Mount to wall using wall mounts. Hammer two L hooks (use your judgment) into the wall a decent length apart to support the weight of the rifle.

Step 3: Add Motion Detectors

Add Motion Detectors | hidden gun storage wall

Add motion detectors to the inside of the picture frame to set an alarm in case your hiding spot is disturbed! You can find these at some stores like Walmart.

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Step 4: Set The Rifle

Set The Rifle | gun storage ideas

Secure the rifle and make sure that the gun is in place.

Step 5: Place the Picture Frame

Place the Picture Frame | how to hide a gun

The final step is to make sure the picture frame is in place and will cover the weapon.

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Watch this video by Mattadata2 on how to hide your weapon using DIY in-wall storage behind a sliding mirror:

Keeping your guns out of the wrong hands is critically important, and having the ability to stash your guns in unconventional spaces could give you the tactical advantage you need in the event of a break-in.

Do you know another clever way of hiding your guns? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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