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Project by rhett posted 10-06-2010 08:29 PM 10274 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a horizontal gun cabinet I built for myself. The hardwood is from one 4×4 walnut post I had out in the building and some burled walnut veneer I ordered. The drawers are 1/2” ply with 1/8” rubber lining. I finished it with wipe on poly and wax. The top is finished MDF. I wanted an even colored top that would not compete with the AAA burl of the box. It will eventually get an upholstered leather top.

I am aware that this “is not a safe”. It is however a secure cabinet to keep the kids out of my firearms. If a thief happens to catch a time I am not at home, can make it past the home alarm and my 180lb mastiff then so be it.

-- It's only wood.





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CiscoKid

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 08:31 PM

I like it. Nicely done!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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interpim

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 08:34 PM

with the way it looks I don’t think anyone (thief) would know that you had guns stored in it… if I didn’t know I would say it looks like a very nice bench.

-- San Diego, CA

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McLeanVA

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 09:02 PM

Awesome work. In all honesty I’m not sure a thief would even expect to find guns in a horizontal cabinet like that. Most likely assume that it was filled with old blankets.

I love the clean lines and the wood figure. Absolutely stunning to look at.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 09:19 PM

Great work and great choice of wood!

Hang this on yur door when you leave!SKEETER, WENT TO GET MORE BULLETS AND BEER.
THE PIT BULLS ARE LOOSE IN THE HOUSE AND THE ALARM IS SET.
YOU BETTER WAIT OUTSIDE! BE RIGHT BACK.
BUBBA”

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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DAWG

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 09:29 PM

Great gun case, thanks for sharing.

”SKEETER, WENT TO GET MORE BULLETS AND BEER.
THE PIT BULLS ARE LOOSE IN THE HOUSE AND THE ALARM IS SET.
YOU BETTER WAIT OUTSIDE! BE RIGHT BACK.
BUBBA”

I know these guys.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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BillyJ

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#6 posted 10-06-2010 09:38 PM

Very nice work. I agree with a neutral top. Is it the angle of the picture or are the legs flared? (I have too many floaters in my eyes!).

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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DaddyZ

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#7 posted 10-06-2010 09:47 PM

Very Cool !!!! Mine is just out of 3/4” Plywood w/ Carpeted Interior

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 10-06-2010 10:39 PM

Never seen anything like it. Very awesome, I mean very. Love the gun too. Modified M-15A1?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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rhett

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#9 posted 10-07-2010 01:59 AM

Cozmo – you know skeeter too!
Billy – legs are tapered two side from 2 1/8 up to 1 1/2
Mike – it is a modified SSR85

-- It's only wood.

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BTKS

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#10 posted 10-07-2010 06:18 AM

Sweet case. I like it but it wouldn’t work well for me. I keep my guns scattered tactically available throughout the compound. LOL
Seriously, that is some wonderful craftsmanship!

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

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#11 posted 10-07-2010 06:43 AM

Very nice work…love those veneered panels! What supplier did you get that from?

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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