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Gun Cabinet #5 - kind of boring

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-18-2014 at 07:59 PM 1539 views 4 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was built how the customer wanted. With the wooden door, it reminds me of an outhouse. They didn’t want glass in the door because they have 4 small boys. 2 locks on the door. The drawers have one lock that controls both of them, it’s inset into the side of the cabinet. If you don’t know what you are looking for, it’s rather hard to find. It holds 6 rifles. 72 inches tall, 28 inches wide and 18 inches deep. Made of Beetle Kill Pine

thanks for reading, comments are welcome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability





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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:09 PM

A paying customer should get what he or she wants. Frankly, it is great craftsmanship. You can be proud of your work. I would love to have those skills, and hope to developed them some day.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:13 PM

I think it looks great Monte. I can understand the want to have a wooden door.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:13 PM

Very nice Monty. I love the distinguished look of the wood with the different colors on this one. The natural edge on the front is perfect . Great work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:17 PM

I think your clients wanted to sacrifice appearance for function. And you did a great job of following their wishes. Not sure what goes in those deep drawers but I’ll bet they have a plan for them. I’d put it in my house!

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:21 PM

Another fantastic cabinet Monte… I like the wood doors more so than glass doors.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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TheFridge

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#6 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:26 PM

That thing is purty.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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OldWrangler

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#7 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:27 PM

Monte, another excellent project. When do you have the time to do this kind of work? Of course, the BKP is great. It just makes the whole cabinet pop. I’m gonna need more of you BKP soon. I have started a project and I don’t think I will have enough of the 6/4. What can you do for me? Thanks.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#8 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:30 PM

Great work Monte….
Even if you don’t like it!!!

This is the compromise that the “artist” must make….
So as not to be a starving artist!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Thewoodman2000

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#9 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:33 PM

Great finish! I like the double lock setup. That should help keep it nice and secure with the boys until they are old enough to know better and have the training they will need from the adults!

Again Great Project!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 06-18-2014 at 08:41 PM

It’s still a “Monte Pitman!” And it gets you closer to the “new shop”!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Doe

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#11 posted 06-19-2014 at 01:47 AM

I think it’s beautiful!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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stefang

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#12 posted 06-19-2014 at 02:03 AM

Certainly not boring Monte. Nicely done cabinet and the kill beetle pine is really spectacular.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-19-2014 at 03:16 AM

I disagree Monte!!! Your work is never boring. That wood is awesome!!! Beautiful coloring

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Roger

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#14 posted 06-19-2014 at 04:34 AM

That Beetle Pine sure has nice color/s and graining to it. Nice build, as always, Monte. Hope that tornado missed you out there, and, NO, never boring

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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bowtie

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#15 posted 06-19-2014 at 04:39 AM

I like the solid wood doors also, this is a beautiful, functional piece. Your craftsmanship really stands out with this one.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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