Gun Storage Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-25-2008 05:26 PM 10484 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom bed that was built for a customer. It is in pine with a rustic finish. It was a style that I built previously, but the customer wanted to add a gun drawer. I raised the height a little and made a cutout for a drawer to slide in. Built a drawer from ½” birch and attached some casters to the bottom. Inside the drawer I built a row of supports to hold the guns in an upright position.

I’ve built several beds that used similar iron and at first had them hand forged, but the prices got too high. Now I buy my iron form King Architectural Metals. I just now have to build around their sizes.

The rustic finish was a light color stain and then a dark pigmented wax.

Other uses I’ve found for the iron
bed sleigh sleigh 2
Spanish Rose

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#1 posted 04-25-2008 05:47 PM

Great job! I like the gun drawer.

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#2 posted 04-25-2008 06:11 PM

Very nice. The gun drawer was a great idea.

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#3 posted 04-25-2008 06:19 PM

I love the idea of using the iron with wood. It really adds something new to it. The gun storage is great, from the pics it looks seamless

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#4 posted 04-25-2008 06:35 PM

Can you say handy personal protection? Nice job.

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#5 posted 04-25-2008 06:57 PM

Hi Chris,

This is a nice bedroom suite and I can honestly say I have never seen a gun drawer incorporated into a bed before. Very unusual and interesting design. The iron does add a nice detail to the bed.

Well done.

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#6 posted 04-25-2008 08:22 PM

The bed with the gun drawer looks like it has a face and is pulling tongues :)

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#7 posted 04-25-2008 09:25 PM

Hi Chris

Great looking bedroom sets! Love the gun drawer idea and metal pieces used in your designs.

God Bless

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#8 posted 04-25-2008 09:41 PM

Another great idea… Chris, your shop definitely produces some quality pieces…

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#9 posted 04-25-2008 10:21 PM

Nice job!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 04-25-2008 10:34 PM

Like the rustic look but I’m not sure I would want a gun in my bedroom. After 31 yrs of marriage, it doesnt take a lot to really aggrivate the LOML. LOL. Have a great day.

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#11 posted 04-25-2008 11:18 PM

FlWoodRat, you got a point.

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#12 posted 04-26-2008 01:14 AM

Hello Chris

Great work. I really like the bed. I has been looking for a way to store my gun. I am not one that like to display them. I was going to build a hidden gun case in a built in wall unit but I could not take it with me if I move. I think a gun bed is in my future.

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#13 posted 04-26-2008 04:31 PM

well just look at that.. brilliant!!
Love the furniture, simply gorgeous. The storage is brilliant.

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#14 posted 04-30-2008 06:35 AM

cool design and big thanks for the iron link@@. I been using steel forged rivets as a construction detail on some of my projects.

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#15 posted 04-30-2008 07:05 AM

The finish on the bedroom suite is the best I have seen on pine. I think pine is under rated and your work is a very good argument that it should be used a lot more. Thanks for sharing that project. I have been trying to decide what wood to use on a cabinet project and with that finish I think pine is the answer. Can you tell I really like the finish….almost forgot about what it is on, which is also a beautiful job.


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