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Wooden footstool conceals a fireproof lockbox. Est. cost: $45.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 64, 102

Wooden safe has three combination disks.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1964 (v.54#8) pg. 44

How to convert an old book into a secret hiding place.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1984 (v.74#9) pg. 70

Book safe. A hollowed-out book serves to store treasures in among other books.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1995 (v.85#10) pg. 66

Installation of a wall safe is illustrated in step-by-step photos.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 1999 (v.22#4) pg. 56

Tips on hiding your jewelry and other valuables when you leave home.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Sep 1987 (v.43#9) pg. 38

Assorted areas and appliances in the home for concealing valuables.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 12

Home security plan. Special section helps you slash the odds of being robbed. (1) Good habits. (2) Hideaways you can build. (3) Choosing an alarm.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 85

How to install an in-floor safe.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 10

Tips on constructing a secure (reinforced) closet to hold your stereo system and other valuables.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 26

Some examples of 18th century hidden drawers and compartments in desks and tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #3 Summer 1976 pg. 34

Special section on home and auto security. Includes 10 low-cost ways to protect your family, home and valuables. Choosing and installing a home security system. Photos show how to install a hood lock on a car.
HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 77

Advice on selecting and installing a household safe.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 14

Choosing a home safe. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #787 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.90) pg. 16

Build a hideaway safe for valuables. Install a pipe in the floor with a liner of aluminum tubing. When covered by a flush plug and a loose floor tile, it becomes invisible.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #522 Nov 1971 (v.67) pg. 109

How to hide a safe. Build a dry sink that has a recess in the back to house a small household safe. Dummy drawer fronts conceal the safe. Gain access by turning the chest around on its casters. Dry sink is 17" deep, 42" high and 38" wide.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #544 Sep 1973 (v.69) pg. 92

How to convert a scrap water heater into a disguised safe to protect valuables.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 146

Tip on deciphering the combination for an old wall safe.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.21#1) pg. 10

Outlet box wall safe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1963 (v.120#6) pg. 153

How to install a wall safe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1969 (v.132#4) pg. 184

Ten good hiding places for your valuables. False fronts for holes in cabinets, walls, and floors, removable baseboard, false electric recepticals, false chimneys, etc. These are some of the hiding places you can create in your own home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1975 (v.144#3) pg. 74

A colonial cupboard built to house a Sentry Standard safe. This one-door cupboard is 21"x22"x24" tall and is built from pine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 84

How to install a floor safe with a concrete jacket.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 86

Secret cupboards. Large painting (picture) serves as the leg of a fold-down work table. Also includes ideas for secret storage in the bases of furniture.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1967 (v.190#2) pg. 160

The secret behind the swinging bookcase. Turn a closet door into usable storage and the closet into a hidden vault.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1982 (v.221#5) pg. 89

How to install a hidden storage compartment for valuables in the floor of a closet.
SUNSET Mar 1982 (v.168#3) pg. 158

Safe decisions. Advice on selecting a home safe to suit your needs.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #831 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.94) pg. 53

Decorative wooden safe is made from walnut and features finger joints, rounded corners and a 3-digit combination lock (also made from wood). Suitable for a child's "treasurers". Overall dimensions: 8"x8"x8".
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 55

Security cabinet. Designed to look like a 4-drawer file cabinet, the front of this unit opens up to reveal a locked steel box for storing valuables.
WOODWORKER #1017 Aug 1978 (v.82) pg. 346

How to build a "secret" compartment under a stairway.
WOODWORKER #1037 Apr 1980 (v.84) pg. 261

Cabinet secrets. How to incorporate secret drawers and cupboards into furniture.
WOODWORKER #1055 Oct 1981 (v.85) pg. 644

Hidden "safe" for valuables is disguised to look like a section of ordinary plastic sewer pipe. It is installed in basement.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1982 (v.38#3) pg. 68