Gun vault shelves

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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 11-28-2014 10:37 PM 2318 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my return customers I made a gun display chest for just completed a walk in gun vault in his house. I contracted me to build some gun rack shelves for part of the vault, there 75” long X 14” deep X 1 1/2” thick. All made from eastern red cedar. I cut out scallops on the bottom shelf with my router 1/2” deep, then we cut out completely through for the muzzles on the top shelf, the shelf unit hold 14 long guns. We were going to make a complete shelving unit type, but it would me impossible to get it in the vault and wood cost 3 times as much to build. I was worried about tear out when routeing the bottom shelf, since I had so many to do I decided to make life easier and build a jig for the router, worked perfectly. 6 coats of poly and it turned out nice, the customer love’s it and has put in an order for four more.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 10:51 PM

Cool! I like it! I like red cedar myself, but it’s just so expensive.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 11:15 PM

Great looking shelves! I love the natural edge. You can’t buy them like that!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 11-28-2014 11:40 PM

Excellent as always. Your work always gives me ideas.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-28-2014 11:50 PM

Looks great buddy, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 11-29-2014 12:01 AM

That is awesome work cedar king…. Nice.

-- 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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#6 posted 11-29-2014 01:33 AM

Mighty fine, good job!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 11-29-2014 01:49 AM

Very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#8 posted 11-29-2014 04:22 AM

That is sweet!

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#9 posted 11-29-2014 08:25 AM

beautiful.congrats on the next orders!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 11-29-2014 06:53 PM

I like it, Nice display for a few rifles!

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

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#11 posted 11-30-2014 01:20 PM

Great job Todd.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 12-04-2014 02:21 PM

Love the use of the live edge and cedar. It looks beautiful and displays the guns well.

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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#13 posted 12-06-2014 12:29 AM

Oh yes yes yes!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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