Hide Your Guns

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Project by Chris Davis posted 2038 days ago 17141 views 24 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here in the south we love our Guns and we love our pine wood (state tree of Arkansas). So why not combine them both? This is a pine bed with a hidden drawer style compartment in the foot. The drawer rolls out to expose a gun rack to house a four shotguns. No more having to sleep with them under you pillow. Talk about a crick in you neck.

One of the best ways to protect your property is to hide it. Anybody could smash a wooden gun cabinet in seconds if there really wanted what was inside. I guess a gun safe would be better but not as fun.

The footboard and the drawer front is cut, in sequence, from the same board. Doing this made it look like it was a continuous panel with some trim added. Mismatched grain may have given it away. The drawer itself runs on 1 ½ “ casters. The drawer box is made from Russian Birch which is in 5’x5’ sheets. I made the drawer the full length, five foot, of the sheet. Inside the drawer were the gun supports, Sorry I did not get good pictures of them. Basically there were made from 2×4 material, with cutouts, to support 3-4 guns.

I’ve post pictures of the before, but with other items. I wanted to repost this by itself.

Here are some of the building pictures.
Laying out the parts.
Headboard and Footboard built.
Ready to stain.

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#1 posted 2038 days ago

Great concept. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 2037 days ago

Great looking set and hiding place.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2037 days ago

Beautiful set out of pine, I like pine. Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 2037 days ago

Very nice furniture and well done.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#5 posted 2037 days ago

Awesome idea and very well done. Mine are just laying under the bed. I might have to “borrow” this plan!

-- Jed, northern NY

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 2037 days ago

Tennesseejed, feel free to borow the idea. That is why I tied to put some detail in the explaination.

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#7 posted 2037 days ago

Now that you’ve shown everybody in the nation…well, I woodent worry about me…I’m too far away and honest…but it’s a great idea as long as there is a lock to keep kids out…that’s all I ever worry about.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Chris Davis

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#8 posted 2037 days ago

The secret is out BerryW. Good point on the kids. Thanks for that.

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#9 posted 2037 days ago

great idea and I too will add this to may favorites for a future project. good job

-- F.Little

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#10 posted 2037 days ago

not only is it a great idea but you built a very nice looking headboard too. the foot board with the wrought iron scrolls looks alot like a cat with his tongue sticking out. nice job.

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#11 posted 2037 days ago

titmas, I never noticed that before. I’ll have to rename it The Cat Bed or Sylvester. Thanks for the comments
Sylvester the cat

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#12 posted 2036 days ago

That bed is right up my alley… great job in the design!

(and yeah, now that you point it out, it kinda does look like a big tongue!.. LOL)

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#13 posted 2036 days ago

That is too cool!

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#14 posted 2019 days ago

Congratulations on your win.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#15 posted 2019 days ago

Congrats on your Awards Honour!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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