Gun Cabinet

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Project by generic posted 88 days ago 879 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gun cabinet made from black walnut and spalted maple. I finished it with a mix made of 3 parts gloss poly, 1 part nap the and 1 part BLO. This was my first time working with Spalted wood. I love the color contrasts within he wood.

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#1 posted 88 days ago

WOW! Walnut is one of my very favorite woods! Nice job!

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, Editor Popular Woodworking

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#2 posted 88 days ago

That is one goodlooking Gun Cabinet… Love walnut and the spalted maple is a great choice to go with it. Beautiful work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 88 days ago

I am normally not a spalted maple fan, but that’s beautiful, it really goes well with the Walnut.
Nice work, good eye.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 88 days ago

You really nice a fine job on this. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 88 days ago

Great looking piece.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#6 posted 88 days ago

Love the wood combination. A quality looking piece!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#7 posted 88 days ago

nice job

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#8 posted 88 days ago

Thanks guys. It turned out better than I had hoped.

WoodchuckerNJ, I wasnt either until the gentleman I bought it off from showed me what it could look like. Sadly the pictures dont do it justice. It was actually Curly Spatled Maple. The colors and grain is so much better looking in real life..

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#9 posted 87 days ago

The pull out tray at the bottom is a nice addition. Looks like you have this type of build down pat. Must have cost a few dollars but should last a long time….................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 87 days ago

No pics with it filled with guns?

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#11 posted 87 days ago

Redryder, the trays are handy. they make access much easier. with regards to having this type of build down pat, this projects had a couple firsts for me:

first time working with black walnut and spalted maple
first time using biscuit jointer
first cabinet
first time making drawers
first time using glass
first time using a router free hand (not on table)
first time making crown moulding

I have a tendency to jump in on things with both feet. I was just glad it turned out OK. LOL

Rickterscale – I have one, but dont like to publicly show it. it does look better full though ;)

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#12 posted 87 days ago

You did a great job on this gun cab. I would’ve never guessed all those ‘firsts’ for you. Love the splated maple and I noticed the curly grain.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 87 days ago

I love the wood choices. Great job. Perfect use as a gun cabinet. Very good design.

-- jerry

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