One Classy Gun Cabinet

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Project by zaschaffer posted 08-19-2015 10:04 PM 2181 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Howdy all!

Recently I was commissioned to build a gun cabinet for some friends. They had seen a few things I had done and basically told me to do whatever I wanted to but they didn’t want it to look like a normal oak gun cabinet with cnc’d jungle cats and crap on it. So I built it from tiger maple because in my opinion its the best bang for your buck. The secondary wood is walnut (the drawers and plugs and gun turrets). Inside the top part of the cabinet I shaped two tree like structures that will hold 16 rifles and rotate on lazy susans. The bottom two drawers are made of walnut and the drawer bottom is flocked. I used blum blumotion glides for the drawers because they are hidden and work really nice. I finish I chose was festool’s hd oil.

Also pictured is the last rocker I completed. Its made from American walnut and tiger maple.

ps the cabinet is actually square. my photo skills are just sub par.

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 10:16 PM

Thats a really nice cabinet!wish I had use for one here!!

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 10:39 PM

Great job on both!

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 11:51 PM

Like the ‘lazy susan’ design in the gun cabinet.

And I LOVE the Maloof rocker!

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

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 11:52 PM

Does it lock?

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#5 posted 08-20-2015 01:11 AM

Thanks everyone! And yes it does lock. A simple deadbolt in the left door and a flipper lock in the right. I’m big on simple hardware (that way it’s harder to mess up a nearly completed project).

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#6 posted 08-20-2015 02:29 AM

That is really cool. Great job.ove the Maloof rocker

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#7 posted 08-20-2015 09:03 AM

absolutely love the design and the finished project. I really like the walnut drawer boxes with the maple fronts. awesome!

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#8 posted 08-20-2015 02:09 PM

looks great

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John Little

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#9 posted 08-20-2015 11:45 PM

Great job on both the cabinet and the chair.

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Billy E

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#10 posted 08-23-2015 12:01 AM

Looks great. I love the choice of woods.

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#11 posted 08-23-2015 12:48 AM

sweet design! definitely not your usual gun cabinet.

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