Where to hide bullion at home?

 Where to hide bullion at home?

Either you are looking for creative ways of hiding your bullion at home or just need some additional stacks, this article reveals to you a wide array of precious metals storage options. These bullion hides are inventive approaches to secure and camouflage your precious metal items within your home area. Take a look at these creative inside and outside hides and choose the best place where to hide your bullion at home. However, before picking any of them, please remember that you must take precautions to avoid any deterioration or tarnish of your precious metals. When placing your bullion into these hollows, keep in mind to use protective layers, tubes, cases, or linings which will prevent structural damage or oxidation and will keep your metals in perfect condition.

Inside Hides

Floor safe

A floor safe is the best way to stash large amounts of precious metals if you are willing to cut a hole in your home’s concrete slab and put a safe box there. Once you’ve placed the safe box containing your precious metals, you must seal the hole back with concrete or secure it with a false door. Best if your floor design isn’t a single colored, shaded, or a plain one-piece of carpet or linoleum. Visually confusing patterns will effectively conceal the safe’s trapdoor location.

Chair and sofa paddings

Most modern pieces of furniture can be easily disassembled, fitted with hidden pockets, and reassembled without showing any signs of tampering. They usually contain a vast amount of foam or rubber stuffing or padding. You may cut out cavities and then secure them with a firm tape or special holder that will protect your bullion. Just make sure to consider what amount of foam to take out and replace in order to keep the same feeling when sitting on or looking at the furniture.

Divan bases

 Most divan beds have a material bottom that you can easily remove or cutaway. Hide your bullion inside the divan and secure it with a false covering. Then place the real covering above for extra security. This hiding place is perfect if your furniture piece is very heavy.

Chair or table legs

If you own wooden tables or chairs, you may consider their leg constructions as a useful place for hiding bullion. Separate and drill out the leg to reveal a cavity where you can easily store your coin rolls. Just don’t weaken any pieces that carry weight and cover your work in such a way that it doesn’t look altered. Don’t forget to secure the cavity.

Curtain poles

Metal or wooden curtain poles can be easily used for hiding coins. Measure the cavity and if your items fit, insert them and stabilize their weight within the pole. To conceal the cavity, you can securely glue a plug at the pole’s end by using adhesive. Important – the plug must be of the same color as the pole’s material.

False-bottom drawers in a cupboard

A classic hiding method is building a false bottom for a drawer. But don’t be greedy and take 90% of its area. Instead, use several narrow hides in different drawers rather than a single large hide in one drawer. Also, keep in mind that drawers are likely to be pulled out and tipped up so secure the false bottom by using powerful magnets and metallic plates or strips.

Smart hollow book

The trick with the hollow book is to pick a good-sized book with hardcover and thin pages, which usually have a natural sticking tendency. Make the hollow within 2/3 of the book. The area of the hollow should not extend farther than 1,5 inches from the edge in order to avoid any findings during a quick flip-through. Make sure to securely fix the items inside the hollow.

Hollow space within the wall

If you don’t mind digging out a hollow in your wall or chip away some bricks, you can create a stash within it. Place your items inside the hollow and secure them with strong wallboard. Then hide the wallboard under the wall’s wallpaper or cover it with plaster of the same color or pattern as the entire wall. But remember to keep the possibility of peeling the paper away and stick it back in case you need to access your hide.

Tip: Artist glue firmly holds a wallpaper in place, but also allows it to be easily peeled back. This glue enables the paper to be stuck down and peeled back countless times without losing its adhesive qualities.

Internal door hollow

Your door is a sandwich of ply or hardboard with no filling. You can easily use this space by cutting into the side, bottom, or top of the door. You can create a lid from a slice of wood and fix it in place with small magnets or pins. Place your precious metals in the hollow and secure them with the lid. Besides, the door frame itself can be altered and used as a hiding place, too.

Internal staircase hollows

Staircases can be easily adapted to a good-sized hide. Although removing plasterboard backing parts can be hard work, a large hide camouflaged by a carpet or other covering will offer you a great way to stock your bars or large quantities of coins. Just keep in mind to watch the weight of your cache when reassembling your staircase.

Fixed kickboard hide

If your kitchen’s kickboards are fixed pieces of wood or molding, you can remove them and access the considerable space at the base of your kitchen unit. You can use magnets or sticky pads to secure the panels, but try to go on with nails to keep the appearance “as usual” and make your hiding more secure.

Security box disguised in an electric socket

Pick a box of different sizes with a frontal key locking system and disguise it under the cover plate of an electric socket. Fit the front of your electric socket unit to the front of your box and make sure that the box’s lock is accessible via one of the plug-leg openings of the plate. Attach the plate with a strong adhesive. Place the box at the same height as other sockets and secure it.

Security box disguised in a hanging unit

Disguise a security box under a coat or hat hanger or a hook unit that’s mounted to an internal wall. Use magnets, metal strips, or spring clips to fix the hanger/hook unit to the security box.

Tabletops hollows

Some tabletops or counters can be easily turned into a storage space. You can peel off the thin veneer covering and cut or gouge out a cavity. To secure the facing piece back, you can use spray or rubber cement, a couple of sticky-back pads, or magnets.

False ceilings

If your room is pretty high, think about creating a false ceiling by using hard plastic or wood panels on which you can store your goods. These suspended ceilings are usually affixed to strips or hangers which are attached to the original ceiling. If you already have such a ceiling for your lighting tubes, measure its strength and place your items within it. Select the area of the stash to be accessible, but not obvious.

Fake Pipes

Since pipes are usually abundant and distributed throughout the entire house/apartment, coins and bars can easily be hidden either within a non-functional pipe or within a newly purchased pipe cap. This kind of storage also is a theft deterrent since he won’t have enough time to scan your entire plumbing pipeline system. Just make sure to keep the same color of the paint, and the same size and diameter of the pipe.

Outside Hides

Buried in the ground

The old hole-in-the-ground method is still a good choice, but remember to bury some relatively inexpensive metal items above your real precious metal hide. That way, you’ll trick the thief and he may hopefully give up after digging up these items. Or just hide your precious metals in a location that would set off a metal detector in the first place (like a metallic pipeline system under the ground).

Gardening Pots

Large gardening pots are ideal for storing precious metals. Just alter their bases to obtain a spacious, non-visible compartment within. Just remember to always waterproof your metals before storing. With your metals within, larger pots can weigh several hundred pounds hence reducing the probability of theft. Besides, the layer of soil acts as an additional protective fireproof barrier.

Wooden Logs

One of the oldest methods of hiding metal into the local topography of your home is using larger logs from stockpiles of firewood. Drill the log to create a customized hollow in its interior. Place your bullion inside it and secure them with one of the log pieces.

Valuable “Rocks”

Another way of camouflaging your metals into your natural topography is by using artificial rocks with hollow storage cavities. Either you choose to create them by yourself or buy them online, just make sure that they look like natural and are fireproof.

Final Thoughts: For all hiding places, it’s preferable to do all the job for yourself or ask somebody you completely trust since the safest bullion stashes are the ones unknown to any acquaintances or strangers. However, if you intend to use multiple sites, create a treasure map with clear instructions for accessing your precious metals in the event of an emergency or if you need to disclose your storage locations to your closest persons.

Also, don’t go and routinely check on your metals because you’ll simply give away your hiding place. It’s very simple, but most people just can’t stay away. Actually, you can spread the word that you own a bank safe deposit box where you keep your metals - deterrence and disinformation are essential in keeping your cache safe!