Gun storage / cleaning table

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 1838 days ago 8831 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build this for a friend of mine. The shelves store a few of his rifles in locked boxes, and a smaler ammo shelf as well. The top is where he can clean his guns if he likes.

It is all maple, the top is rock maple, legs and aprons are curly, and the shelves are just soft maple.

All finished with BLO and wipe on Poly. The photos don’t do the figured wood justice.

I know the design is very straight lines and simple, but thats exactly how he wanted it. I like it too, but I understand it’s certainly not to everyone’s taste.


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#1 posted 1838 days ago

Stright, simple, and functional is sometimes the best design. Great job!

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#2 posted 1838 days ago

This is fine piece that features form and function. The finish is sweet! Thx for sharing.

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#3 posted 1838 days ago

This is very nice. Great idea. Great work.

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#4 posted 1838 days ago

Looks good Ryan

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#5 posted 1838 days ago

Nice workbench also. The grain design on the top makes it more interesting.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 1838 days ago

I like it – looks great. should be plenty stout. The grain gives it character.

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#7 posted 1838 days ago

Great work. Sometimes simpler is better.


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#8 posted 1838 days ago

Really nicely proportioned I keep having to work out what BLO is as they call marijuana blow here in the UK LOL anyway I know now thanks for posting . L O L Alistair

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#9 posted 1838 days ago

Now there are no excuses for mantain the guns clean, nice work.

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#10 posted 1838 days ago

Really nice job, I agree with the previous comments. I think it was Leonardo DaVinci who said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”

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#11 posted 1838 days ago

Nice work. Reminds me mine need cleaning too.

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#12 posted 1832 days ago

nice, just dont get any bore cleaner on it, the wood is too pretty to ruin

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#13 posted 1114 days ago

That’s the best looking table I’ve ever seen that was built for a garage or basement! Wood like that should be in the main room for everybody to see, or cut for a rifle stock.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#14 posted 1114 days ago

Nice table. Don’t sell “just Soft Maple” short, log per log Soft Maple carries a good bit more figure than Hard. It is also allot cheaper and people are less likely to cherry pick it for figure as the name doesn’t have the romantic appeal like ‘Rock’ Maple. If you’d like to get around some of the stigma associated with ‘Soft’ call it by another of it’s common name- ‘Red Maple’

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