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Build This American Flag Wall Safe Before the Fourth of July!

19 Materials
$75
4 Hours
Medium

To anyone else, this looks like patriotic wall décor. Only you'll know it's something more. With three compartments secured by RFID locks, this American Flag Wall Safe has no key holes to give away that your priceless valuables are inside.

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

You'll need: (Affiliate links can be found on my website. Proceeds are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations!)

 

Half inch plywood

3/4 inch plywood

* 13 pieces of lath

* A drill

* Measuring tape

* Construction adhesive

* Caulk gun

* Safety glasses

* A pencil

* Table saw

* Miter saw

* Red paint

* White paint

* Blue paint

* Paint brush

* 50 - 1" wood stars

* Super glue

* 6 concealed hinges

* 1.5" screws

* 3 RFID locks

 

Using the table saw and miter saw, cut the 3/4 inch thick plywood to these measurements:


* Back piece: 20 and a half by 36 inches

* Top and bottom: 2 and ¾ by 36 inches

* Left and right sides: 2 and ¾ by 18 and 7/8 inches

* Inner vertical: 2 and ¾ by 10 and 1/4 inches

* Inner horizontal: 2 and ¾ by 34 and a half inches

* Blue field compartment: 11 by 11 and a half inches

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

Cut the half inch thick plywood to these measurements:


* 7 Stripe compartment: 11 and a half by 25 inches

* 6 stripe compartment: 9 by 36 inches 


For the stripes: I’m using lath that measures about one and a half inches wide. Cut 7 of the stripes at 25 inches long and the remaining 6 at 36 inches long.

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

First, drive screws through the back piece and into the top, bottom, and sides to create the frame. 

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

The inner vertical piece should be screwed in at 10 ¾ inches from the left and your inner horizontal piece should be screwed in at 11 inches from the top to create the compartments.


Your compartment door pieces should fit on top with no overlap around the outer edges.

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

Paint the compartment doors, the stars and stripes, and the rest of the wall safe.  

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

Assemble the striped compartment doors - 7 stripes will go on the upper right compartment and 6 on the bottom compartment. Run a bead of construction adhesive on the back of each stripe and press firmly onto the door. Make sure no glue seeps out around the edges and allow to fully dry.

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

Following the instructions for full overlay, attach two hinges per door. They can handle small alignment corrections so tweak them until they can open and shut without touching the other two doors.  

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

Once the blue field compartment door is in place, glue the stars on. I used super glue since construction adhesive is too bulky for these little pieces.

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

Program the RFID locks and then attach according to the manufacturer's directions. I highly recommend programming them before securing to the inside of each compartment.

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july

The finished safe is pretty heavy so secure it on the wall via the studs and appropriate hardware.

Watch the video link for the entire tutorial!

build this american flag wall safe before the fourth of july
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  • Lori
    2 days ago

    Great idea and I love that you are helping shelter animals and rescues....wish more people helped.

  • K
    30 minutes ago

    Nice! But I had to laugh when I saw you wearing heels at the table saw 😆.

    Thank you for sharing this pro.

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