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In today's world, maximizing the functionality of your living space while maintaining a high level of security is increasingly important. Installing a hidden wall safe presents a unique opportunity to achieve both. This approach not only optimizes space utilization but also enhances the security of valuable items discreetly. Before you begin this installation, it is essential to take into account several factors such as the structural implications to your property, selecting a safe that fits seamlessly into the wall, and the specific installation techniques required. Exploring these elements further will reveal how to integrate this security feature effectively without compromising the aesthetic or structural integrity of your home.

Assessing Your Wall Structure

Before installing a hidden wall safe, it is crucial to thoroughly assess the structural integrity and composition of your 2x8 wall. Determine the presence of electrical wiring, plumbing, or HVAC components that may obstruct installation.

Evaluate the wall's load-bearing capacity to make certain it can support the safe without compromising the structure. Consider consulting a structural engineer for a detailed analysis and recommendations.

Choosing the Right Safe

Selecting the appropriate safe for installation in a 2x8 wall involves considering factors such as size, security features, and fire resistance.

Opt for a safe that fits within the wall's depth without compromising on security. Prioritize models with robust locking mechanisms and, if possible, enhanced fireproof ratings to protect against heat and smoke.

Confirm that the selected safe's dimensions can be seamlessly integrated into the wall.

Planning the Installation

To guarantee a smooth installation process, carefully plan the placement and preparation steps for your wall safe.

  1. Identify the most inconspicuous yet accessible location.
  2. Confirm the wall depth and stud spacing.
  3. Check for any electrical wiring or plumbing in the proposed area.
  4. Confirm the safe's dimensions fit within the planned space without structural compromise.

Tools and Materials Needed

Securing the appropriate tools and materials is crucial for the successful installation of a hidden wall safe in a 2x8 wall. You will need a stud finder, level, tape measure, drywall saw, and drill.

Additionally, gather screws, shims, and a mounting kit specific to your safe model. Confirm all materials are compatible and designed for secure installation within a 2x8 wall structure.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Begin the installation process by using the stud finder to locate the studs in the wall where you plan to install the safe.

  1. Mark the outline of the safe on the drywall.
  2. Carefully cut through the drywall with a drywall saw.
  3. Insert the safe into the opening, ensuring it fits snugly.
  4. Secure the safe to the studs using heavy-duty mounting screws.

Tips for Concealing the Safe

Several effective methods exist to guarantee your wall safe remains concealed, enhancing its security.

Consider using a movable piece of furniture, such as a bookshelf or painting, to obscure the safe's entrance.

Opt for wall-mounted decorative panels or mirrors that can easily swing open when access is needed.

Additionally, integrating the safe behind a removable section of the wall itself offers high concealment.

Discover Us - Elder Welder

At Elder Welder, the story behind our inception is one birthed from personal adversity. Experiencing the gut-wrenching violation of a home burglary, where our conventional safe was effortlessly compromised, propelled us to seek a more formidable solution for safeguarding valuables.

In our quest for a reliable alternative, we stumbled upon the concept of secret compartments. However, a glaring issue presented itself in the options readily available on the market: they lacked authenticity. These supposed 'hidden' compartments were conspicuously out of place, failing to blend into the fabric of a typical household setting.

Not ones to settle, we felt compelled to forge our path. We aspired to design secret compartments that were indistinguishable from their everyday counterparts, rendering them undetectable to the untrained eye. This pursuit of blending security with subtlety became our driving force.

Thus, Elder Welder was birthed from a combination of necessity and innovation. Our commitment to craftsmanship is evident in each product we create, each designed to offer our customers peace of mind by being a step ahead of intruders. Our belief is simple yet profound: A safe that remains undiscovered is infinitely more secure than one that merely resists entry.

At Elder Welder, we operate under the principle that the best security is that which goes unnoticed.

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1) Elder Welder® Hidden Outlet Safe - Single Outlet

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Effortless Setup and Accessibility

Dive into simplicity with our in-wall safe, designed for your convenience. With comprehensive written and video guides at your disposal, installing this hidden treasure becomes a task less daunting, and achievable in under half an hour. Once nestled within your walls, accessing your concealed belongings is swift and seamless.

Advanced Security Like No Other

Step up your security game with our state-of-the-art diversion safe. Ditch the conventional book safes and furniture compartments for our sturdy metal cache, camouflaged perfectly with a genuine wall plate. For an extra layer of deceit, a dummy cord might just do the trick, keeping prying eyes at bay.

Compact Yet Capacious

Don't let the size fool you! Our secret compartment packs a spacious punch with a total volume of 30 cubic inches. Customize it to your preference, with options for dual smaller compartments or a single spacious hideout. Stash away your valuables with utmost confidence!

Privacy at its Peak

Your secret stays safe with us, and we mean literally! Our diversion safe arrives in packaging designed to keep curious eyes guessing. Assuring utmost discretion, only you are privy to the existence of your hidden haven.

Did You Know?: The Clock Against Break-Ins

Statistics reveal a startling insight—burglars usually allocate a mere 9 minutes per break-in, targeting easily accessible hideouts for valuables. Bedroom drawers and furniture safes are common victims of their swift plunder. Elevate your security strategy with our diversion safe, designed to go undetected, safeguarding your treasures against unforeseen threats.

Unearth the ultimate peace of mind with a hidden wall safe that blends security, simplicity, and discreteness into one compact yet effective solution. Keep your valuables secured and out of sight, where only you know their whereabouts.

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2) Elder Welder® Hidden Outlet Safe - Double Outlet


Description (Elder Welder® Hidden Outlet Safe - Double Outlet)


In the quest for securing your valuables, not all safes are created equal. Imagine a security solution that blends so seamlessly with your home environment that it's invisible to everyone but you. This is not just a dream; it's a reality with our cutting-edge in-wall hidden safe. Designed for both effortless access and maximum security, this safe is the stealthy guardian of your treasures. Here's what makes it an indispensable addition to your home:


Effortless Setup and Quick Access Forget the hassle of complicated installations. Our in-wall hidden safe comes with a written manual and a supportive video guide, ensuring you can have it up and running in under 30 minutes. Once set, accessing your valuables is quick and straightforward, ensuring that what you need is right at your fingertips, securely and discreetly.


Unmatched Security Move beyond the traditional hiding spots. Our safe transcends the security offered by conventional book safes or hidden furniture compartments. Crafted from sturdy metal and disguised with a genuine wall plate, this safe provides unparalleled protection. For an extra layer of disguise, you can even insert a decoy cord into the outlet, enhancing its invisibility.


Versatile Storage Solutions Though compact, boasting a 50 cubic inches capacity, our safe smartly accommodates your storage needs. You have the flexibility to choose from two separate compartments or opt for a single larger space, ensuring your valuables are organized and protected, no matter their size or shape.


Stealthy Delivery Your privacy is our top priority, which is why this diversion safe arrives in plain packaging. Rest assured, the contents remain your secret, safeguarding your security strategy.

A Proven Deterrent Did you know? On average, a burglar will spend about 9 minutes in a home, targeting the most obvious hiding places. Traditional safes might not stand a chance. This is where our in-wall hidden safe shines, offering a secure spot that's off the radar, ensuring your valuables remain untouched.


Elevate Your Home Security In a world where security is paramount, opting for an in-wall hidden safe is not just a choice—it's a statement. It’s a declaration that you value the safety and security of your possessions, all while integrating seamlessly into your home's decor. Don't just hide your valuables; protect them with sophistication and smart engineering.


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