|Project by Michael||posted 03-22-2015 01:00 PM||3322 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
This one had been in the planning stage for about a year. My initial drawing had Jan 2014 on the top and I just started cutting wood for this in February this year. I only keep a few guns in the house but grew tired of dust gathering in the scope, hiding them under beds, behind clothes etc and needed a secure yet secret way to store them. Top to bottom-the top is walnut with white oak center and an American chestnut inlay. You can see the dovetail splices on the ends.
Middle portion is typical rail and stile construction with 5/16 dowels, same for the sides. Doors and drawer faces are all half laps with the walnut cores slapped into a 3/8 dado in the back. Approximate WxHxD of 60” x 34” x 20”. Topped off with four coats of Deft water based poly, highly recommend but you must be patient.
Gun drawer is 50” x 4.5” x 16”. At some point I will add a stacking provision to have two scoped rifles in the bottom and two shotguns on top of them. I’ll have to wait until I have about $1K to buy that Browning A5
Woods used: red and white oak, hard maple on the back, black walnut, cedar wedges in the through tennons, american chestnut, poplar
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