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Project by Don Kriner posted 11-08-2014 04:25 PM 2405 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for myself. I placed this at the foot of the bed as it looks like a blanket chest. My wife thought a blanket chest would have been better, but I won this one! The gun chest is made of oak and oak plywood, finished with a light amber. I had to try the guns in it to find out if I needed a counter weight at the opposite end. I did!

-- Don Kriner





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derrickparks57

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#1 posted 11-08-2014 07:54 PM

That’s cool! How much counter weight did it take?

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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Don Kriner

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#2 posted 11-08-2014 10:10 PM

I fastened a 25 pound barbell to the opposite end.

-- Don Kriner

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 11-09-2014 06:41 AM

Nice job. Why the drawer instead of a simpler chest design?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 11-09-2014 09:24 AM

You did a nice job with the woodworking but not so good with dealing with wives. You should have made it a foot or so taller with a hinged lid. Your guns go in the drawer part and the blankets go in the top part. Happy wife happy life. :)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 11-09-2014 12:41 PM

Out of sight (or in plain sight) and out of mind. I like concealed compartments a lot.

Add a little hidden catch to the bottom and you’ll have add’l security

Nice job!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Don Kriner

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#6 posted 11-09-2014 02:24 PM



You did a nice job with the woodworking but not so good with dealing with wives. You should have made it a foot or so taller with a hinged lid. Your guns go in the drawer part and the blankets go in the top part. Happy wife happy life. :)

- AlaskaGuy


Out of sight (or in plain sight) and out of mind. I like concealed compartments a lot.

Add a little hidden catch to the bottom and you ll have add l security

Nice job!

- Mainiac Matt


Out of sight (or in plain sight) and out of mind. I like concealed compartments a lot.

Add a little hidden catch to the bottom and you ll have add l security

Nice job!

- Mainiac Matt


You did a nice job with the woodworking but not so good with dealing with wives. You should have made it a foot or so taller with a hinged lid. Your guns go in the drawer part and the blankets go in the top part. Happy wife happy life. :)

- AlaskaGuy Wife is happy, as I built here the two end tables in my other picture I just posted.


Out of sight (or in plain sight) and out of mind. I like concealed compartments a lot.

Add a little hidden catch to the bottom and you ll have add l security

Nice job!

- Mainiac Matt Yes, I had that in mind and there is a hidden lock built in.


-- Don Kriner

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Don Kriner

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#7 posted 11-09-2014 02:27 PM



Nice job. Why the drawer instead of a simpler chest design?

- TopamaxSurvivor

I thought it might double as maybe a coffee table at some point, that’s why the drawer. A hinged lid would have been a lot easier to build, that is for sure.

-- Don Kriner

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Don Kriner

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#8 posted 11-09-2014 04:04 PM



I fastened a 25 pound barbell weight to the opposite end.

- Don Kriner


-- Don Kriner

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