Wall Safe
Steps // How to Install a Wall Safe
1 ×

Cut out the opening

 
Step One // How to Install a Wall Safe

Cut out the opening

cut out hole

Locate the wall studs with a stud sensor or hammer and nail. Then, use a level to draw a 14¼-inch square onto the wall between the two studs. Cut out the opening with a drywall saw; work carefully to make sure you don't cut into electrical wiring. (If you find some, you'll have to push it aside or reroute it.)

 
2 ×

Fill in spaces

 
Step Two // How to Install a Wall Safe

Fill in spaces

nail thin wood shims

The left and right edges of the cutout will extend ¼-inch beyond the studs on each side of the opening. Fill in these spaces with wood shims or strips of ¼-inch plywood to build the studs out flush with the edges of the opening. Secure the wood with finishing nails.

 
3 ×

Insert safe into opening

 
Step Three // How to Install a Wall Safe

Insert safe into opening

tilt safe into opening

With its door open, tilt the safe into the opening and press it flush against the wall.

 
4 ×

Secure the safe

 
Step Four // How to Install a Wall Safe

Secure the safe

Secure the safe to the wall with screws.

Fasten the safe to the studs with the four screws provided. Install the two removable steel shelves, if desired. Note that you'll need both the three-digit combination and the key to open the safe.

 

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