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    "Safe" or "Panic" room pictures and ideas.

    I am building a new house that is focused around sustainability and living off of the grid. One of the main designs to be incorporated in the house is a safe room to be placed in the basement. All walls will be constructed of poured concrete with chicken wire placed inside of the concrete forms to prevent breaching. I have plenty of available space for the room. Ideally, it will be around 20x20.

    I'm looking for pics of already constructed rooms or ideas from others that have been planning their own. The room will serve a double duty as my arms room and storage area for sensitive items and a supply of emergency rations to last a month or so until I can gain access to my stockpiled caches around the property...
    Mike
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    Great question, I will be following your thread. I have an unfinished 16 x24 room on concrete slab floor next to my garage that I wanted to reinforce for storage, including gun safes and storage food & supplies.
    It will be heated and air conditioned but currently has conventional exterior walls.
    Since I am DIY, as a minimum I was going to skin the walls and ceiling with screwed-in 3/4 plywood. The Ceiling joices will need to be added to-- spaced closer & larger to carry the ceiling weight. Also replace door and door frame along with bars on the windows.

    But , if you have the money, this is a possible idea to consider for finishing a basement:





    Last edited by Ready.Fire.Aim; 01-20-13 at 09:25.
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    Unfortunately, money isn't unlimited like some people I've met on here! I am not forced to pinch pennies or cut corners but it must be reasonable. Especially since my wife is in charge of all executive decisions and she doesn't appreciate the need for a safe room like I do!
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ready.Fire.Aim View Post
    Great question, I will be following your thread. I have an unfinished 16 x24 room on concrete slab floor next to my garage that I wanted to reinforce for storage, including gun safes and storage food & supplies.
    It will be heated and air conditioned but currently has conventional exterior walls.
    Since I am DIY, as a minimum I was going to skin the walls and ceiling with screwed-in 3/4 plywood. The Ceiling joices will need to be added to-- spaced closer & larger to carry the ceiling weight. Also replace door and door frame along with bars on the windows.

    But , if you have the money, this is a possible idea to consider for finishing a basement:





    nice....

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    I think it is a good idea as either a walk in safe or panic room. A good steel door with a digital combo is nice as well (so you don't have to look for keys to get in).

    If possible, put the room under the front or back porch slab (so that someone couldn't cut their way in through the ceiling.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RamadiDoorkicker View Post
    I am building a new house that is focused around sustainability and living off of the grid. One of the main designs to be incorporated in the house is a safe room to be placed in the basement.
    Check your pm's
    Last edited by Dave L.; 01-20-13 at 10:00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave L. View Post
    Check your pm's
    Any way you'd CC me with your suggestions?

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