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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1702 days ago 2789 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 I originally made it rectangular from the side but it looked too boxy and I did not use the extra space in front of the guns so I took my skillsaw and tapered the sides and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 1702 days ago

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1701 days ago

Nice gun cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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gagewestern

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#3 posted 1701 days ago

nice colectionoh the cab is very nice also

-- gagewestern

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RexMcKinnon

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#4 posted 1701 days ago

Nice cabinet. Good idea putting the locks.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1701 days ago

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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huff

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#6 posted 1701 days ago

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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BTKS

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#7 posted 1701 days ago

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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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1701 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1701 days ago

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 340 days ago

sweet!

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

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BBF

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#11 posted 340 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 340 days ago

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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