Mr. Knapp's Gun Cabinet

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Project by Kevin Wilson posted 09-06-2007 05:45 AM 1936 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone. I’m happy to have found a place to share with some other woodworker’s, and I’d like to thank Mark Decou for the invite. I’m just getting into the swing of things in my shop, but I do have a few projects I’ve completed.

One of my first paying jobs was this gun cabinet. Made of Red Oak, the only requirement given to me was to fit as many guns across the given width as possible. The result was to set the guns on a curve, giving me room for one more gun, 9 in total. As with every piece I make, there were plenty of things in the end I might have done differently. But I’m pretty happy my work.

Probably could have done a bit better at estimating the price though…

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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#1 posted 09-06-2007 05:49 AM

nice work Kevin. good design and color.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 09-06-2007 06:01 AM

Nice curve in the top of the frames as well. I was wondering whether the doors locked, but now see that there are two locks, at the top and bottom. Looks sharp. Welcome.

-- Dave J. Eagle, ID

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#3 posted 09-06-2007 06:49 AM

Real nice gun cabinet Kevin and Welcome to LumberJocks. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 09-06-2007 01:11 PM

Love the arc. Nice!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 09-06-2007 01:31 PM

Welcome to LJ, Kevin. That is one nice gun cabinet. Good design.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 09-06-2007 03:59 PM

Great looking gun cabinet!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 09-06-2007 04:53 PM

Very nice! Love to see it loaded. The curve is an exceptional touch.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 09-06-2007 06:14 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I hope it’s OK that I’ve added all of you to my buddies list. And I agree with Doug…a picture of the cabinet loaded up would be a nice touch! I’ll have to work on that!
Thanks again everyone!!

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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#9 posted 09-06-2007 06:19 PM

Great cabinet, Kevin. The door design adds some punch. The finish looks really nice! Thanks for posting!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 09-06-2007 08:53 PM

That’s some beautiful woodwork!

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 09-06-2007 10:06 PM

That is one sweet gun cabinet. It shows the work of a true craftsman. Welcome to lumberJocks.

-- bryano

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#12 posted 09-08-2007 02:48 AM

very nice, i’d like to make some of these to sell. did you get plans or a book? i’ve been making a living making cabinets/ furniture since 2000 and it’s still a challenge to come up with an accurate price. i’d either read or heard somewhere that you should add up the materials cost and then triple it. i’m not sure that would work here in my upstate out in the woods section of new york.

-- ernieb westerlo, ny

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#13 posted 09-08-2007 11:00 PM

sorry ernieb, I don’t have any plans. This was my own design. I think I still have a few of the original drawings I made in Autocad if you’re interested.

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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#14 posted 09-08-2007 11:04 PM

Unique use of the curve. I like it.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#15 posted 09-09-2007 10:52 PM

Beautiful and functional. My Brother-in-Law is an avid hunter and gun collector. I now have a goal for a great Christmas present. The finish really pops. Great Job.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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