Maple Gun Cabinet

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Project by woodrookieII posted 06-14-2012 03:32 PM 3981 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one’s for me.

It’s a 10 gun cabinet, maple (some tiger), very very very light cherry stain, multiple coats of tung-oil. It’s a 2 piece unit with the upper cabinet portion bolting (hidden) to the lower cabinet. Back is maple panel, everything else is solid maple. Knobs are porcelain from NRA.

Both doors lock, 2 of the 4 drawers lock (all keyed the same, I had to disassemble the tumblers and file/rearrange the pins to use the same key). Coated steel cable runs through trigger guards/levers and is bolted/locked to the base for a bit more security. Mirrored plexiglass was used at Mrs. WoodrookieII’s request. Door frames are mortised. Drawer fronts attached to drawer sides properly but did not use a router bit, all dadoes were cut on the table saw.

Fun project, but it’s full already!!!


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#1 posted 06-14-2012 04:03 PM

Congratulations on this gun cabinet. It’s really nice and has plenty of room.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 06-15-2012 02:43 AM

Nice job on this. Now build another one! LOL

One can never have too many guns.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 06-15-2012 11:50 AM

Again, not secure.

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 06-15-2012 02:56 PM

Looks very nice…. joinery looks tight and professional.

As for being secure…. for all we know, the room or house it resides in is built like Fort Knox :^)

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#5 posted 06-15-2012 10:19 PM

ssnvet, probably not! I read where a professional burglar worked for a security alarm company to learn how to disarm them. I just don’t want anyone to go through what I experienced- the loss of twelve guns in March, 1970. Three were my grandfather’s and were irreplaceable. The others belonged to my father and I. Two of those were new and never fired! As a hunter education instructor, I emphasize this to all my classes. This is part of the student manual for the class. A heavy locker or safe is the only way to secure firearms.
Count up what your guns are worth and check with your insurance agent how much you would get for them. First, you would have to verify that you had the guns. Take pictures and let your agent keep them in your file. We had to sue the insurance company to get the claim which wouldn’t come close to replacing the guns we lost. My grandfather’s were no longer in production so the problem would be finding guns like them. I will say that the cabinets on the forum are outstanding but I will hold to my position of proper security.

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#6 posted 06-16-2012 01:44 AM

Knothead62, while I can’t completely empathize, i appreciate your concern.

However, don’t hijack my project thread.

Please start your own thread in the Non-shop Talk forum.



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#7 posted 06-16-2012 07:44 PM

No problem, woodrookieII. Thanks for the reminder.

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