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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-25-2009 06:31 PM 2973 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my oak gun cabinet with raised panel doors and an ammo drawer on the bottom. I originally made it rectangular from the side but it looked too boxy and I did not use the extra space in front of the guns so I took my skillsaw and tapered the sides and added the trim to match the angles.
It has locks on the drawer and door.

It is stained with Zar #120 Teak Natural stain and finished with polyurethane.

My only regret is that the drawer is not on ball bearing full extension slides.

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





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bake

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 06:41 PM

I like the taper it gives it a very diffrent look. Great job.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 07:54 PM

Nice gun cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 08:03 PM

nice colectionoh the cab is very nice also

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 11:48 PM

Nice cabinet. Good idea putting the locks.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 02:25 AM

Nice gun cabinet and welcome to LJ!! :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-26-2009 05:04 AM

Jim, that’s a unique gun cabinet. I think you really hit onto something with the tapered sides…Looks good. Dont’ worry about the slides, you can change them out to full extension slides anytime. Your drawer opening size should be the same. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 07:54 AM

I like the cabinet but I love the grain on the stock of the one, 4th from left, looks like a .22. Good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 11-26-2009 03:34 PM

Good looking gun cabinet Jim. You did a nice job on it. Thanks for posting. I have made quite a few gun cabinets over the years and really enjoy making them. Some are pictred in my projects if your care to look.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 11-26-2009 04:37 PM

Hi Guys. Thanks for the nice comments. That gun you’re speaking of is a Remington 22 Auto with a walnut stock. I traded it even up in 1962 for a Mossberg bolt action while we were out target practicing.

This is the greatest site I’ve joined. It gets really addicting to read about all that the woodworkers have done. It fills me with lots of ideas of things I’d like to make.

Learn something new every day!!!!!!!!!
Jim

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

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#10 posted 08-18-2013 04:53 AM

sweet!

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#11 posted 08-18-2013 06:06 AM

Nice job didn’t you mean.
My only regret is that the drawer is not on ball bearing full extension slides.
Yet.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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#12 posted 08-18-2013 12:30 PM

Hi BBF, I’d like to put those slides in there, but I have too little room on the sides of the drawer. Maybe with a dado in from the side i could do it, but I don;t use it so much so I never remember to address it

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

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