Looks like wood – but it isn’t. The antique safe is made nearly 150 years ago in 1870 and it is made of massive steel. The deceptively realistic looking wood grain was painted by an artist in painstaking work. The safe, made of solid steel, weighs 300 kilos. The double walls with a thickness of approx. 20 centimeters are filled with a loose bed of sand and aluminum powder.
Because of the powder, the vault was extremely safe and very hard to open with regular tools. Today you could use an angle grinder to open the safe without a key. The safe corresponds to the safety level B. That means: it offers a limited protection against burglaries and can be used as a weapon cupboard.