Walnut Gun Cabinet

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Project by DocK16 posted 08-05-2011 01:49 AM 5363 views 13 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut gun cabinet built for my cousin as a present for hosting our familly reunion at his home for the past 25 years. He has been very gracious; letting 100 plus people invade his home every year. I built one of these several years ago out of oak (on my LJs home page) but as my ww skills have grown over the years I have added some details in the form of half round fluted colums and hand carved ogee bracket feet. Finish is my own concoction of wipe on poly. Thanks for looking.

My shop is in the background of some of these pictures.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 02:07 AM

Dock, love the gun cabinet. I have always been a fan of ogee bracket feet. You did a good job on the cabinet. I plan to build one someday myself.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 02:15 AM

DocK, Beautiful gun cabinet and the details are great. Gotta love that walnut.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#3 posted 08-05-2011 02:45 AM

Great project. I like the design, and the wood selection is outstanding. Only one problem, your shop is way too organized and there’s no sawdust showing!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 08-05-2011 02:49 AM

Roger, this is a great looking cabinet and I think it is wonderful that you are able to give this to your cousin. I am sure he will enjoy this for many years to come. And you are right about your skill development. It has grown tremendously. This is a cabinet that any of us would be proud to be able to create.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 08-05-2011 02:51 AM

Without a doubt, this is the pretties gun cabinet I’ve ever laid eyes on!

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

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#6 posted 08-05-2011 03:01 AM

DocK, thats a beautiful gun cabinet.

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#7 posted 08-05-2011 03:04 AM

Great work Bud! That is one heck of a project.

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

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#8 posted 08-05-2011 03:15 AM

Nice cabinet. Your deserving cousin will be pleased I’m sure. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#9 posted 08-05-2011 03:31 AM

OUTSTANDING Work!!!!!! A classic Walnut gun cabinet is hard to beat for beauty and style!!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#10 posted 08-05-2011 04:45 AM

I’m with Charlie M. That is the nicest gun cabinet I’ve ever seen [and I’ve looked at a bunch of them looking for ideas]. Great build and a wonderful gift. I’d host your gatherings for that!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 08-05-2011 10:07 AM

Very well done. Its a real beauty! The details on this are spot on, super job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 08-05-2011 12:41 PM

Amazing work. I love walnut and the way it finishes out.

When I view projects like this it makes me realize that what I do in the shop amounts to tinkering with fine woodworking!!

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#13 posted 08-05-2011 01:16 PM

Nicely done, Dock. Black Walnut and firearms go together like lemonade in August!!

-- Dave

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#14 posted 08-05-2011 01:26 PM


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#15 posted 08-05-2011 01:54 PM

Nice, and love the detail you put into it. Ill be in your neighborhood tomorrow for the city yard sale.

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