Gun Cabinet

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Project by BroDave posted 12-19-2007 08:44 PM 1727 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had the scrap and the need, so we cobbled it together from 3/4 birch plywood and Red Oak.
The cabinet is made in two sections and sanded to 400grit. The plywood is edge banded with 1/4 oak and left 1/16 proud. The barrel slots and inside trim are oak and the butt rest is cedar covered with velveteen.
We made the cove molding out of red oak on the table saw. We face glued two 3/4 oak boards together to get the final thickness we wanted. We finished her off with MinWax Golden Pecan and Red Sedona .

We didn’t want doors as there really wasn’t any need for us personally. If this was for a customer there would have been doors and locks everywhere.
You may notice a place on the top trim that is lighter than the rest, we simply could not get that wood to take any more stain for some reason. Just a wood thang I suppose.

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#1 posted 12-19-2007 09:23 PM

You know, you can always add the doors later too. Nice lookin cabinet!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 12-19-2007 10:00 PM

Thanks Dadoo. We considered the doors, even started laying them out but really didn’t want the hassle of opening, closing and cleaning more glass.

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#3 posted 12-19-2007 10:32 PM

Very nice cabinet, but it isn’t large enough :D. A gun cabinet is on my to do list. Where did you get the plans, or did you do this without plans?

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#4 posted 12-19-2007 10:39 PM

Nice. Interesting trim.

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#5 posted 12-19-2007 10:46 PM

nice lookin home for the shootin irons !! well done

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#6 posted 12-19-2007 10:47 PM

Thank you all.

No ThreeJs, there weren’t any plans we just winged it.
I liked the basic shape of a cabinet from Popular Mechanics but it didn’t really suite the need, very nice cabinet though. You can see it and get the free plans HERE

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Jiri Parkman

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#7 posted 01-02-2008 01:39 PM

Very nice cabinet. Thanks for sharing plans.

-- Jiri

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#8 posted 04-07-2008 06:25 PM

Very nice cabinet,good work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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