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My father asked me to build a gun cabinet to display two winchester 94s, I will post the final project but here are some progress pictures, Its curly cherry with veneered birdseye maple panels. Mirrors will be placed behind the rifles.
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#1 posted 02-28-2013 07:37 PM
Love the look of cherry. I understand it will darken a bit in time.Permit me to point out that the cabinet offers minimal security. Do him a favor and buy him a heavy steel gun locker or safe. Do yourself a favor by his keeping them secure to pass on to you.
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#2 posted 02-28-2013 07:51 PM
I was going to something similar for one of my guns. How did you mount the rifle to the box?
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#3 posted 02-28-2013 08:03 PM
Knothead- He has a heavy gun safe where he keeps the guns most of the time, he just wanted to display the rifles in his basement when he’s home. I guess he understands the risk, but knowing him an intruder wouldn’t probably make it to the basement ;).
Dougin- I just cut out pieces of wood with a hook and covered it with a piece of leather for protection. Simple but looks great.
#4 posted 02-28-2013 08:07 PM
This was one of my very first projects and I enjoyed making it. I would like to make a similar one to collect antique fishing lures.
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#5 posted 02-28-2013 10:20 PM
Nice job. Looks beautiful. Will this sit on a mantle or table?
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#6 posted 03-01-2013 01:14 AM
It mounts on the wall via french cleat.
#7 posted 03-01-2013 11:22 AM
“knowing him an intruder wouldn’t probably make it to the basement ;).”
That only works if you are home. Very few break-ins occur when the home is occupied.
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#8 posted 03-01-2013 11:53 AM
Great looking cabinet. I have my dads old old single shot 12 ga. Would like to build a cabinet to display. I have a gun safe and have mixed feeling about displaying it. It would look great over the mantle in my living room.
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#9 posted 03-01-2013 12:27 PM
Post a pic of the finished product, because the in-progress pics look like a very nice piece!
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#10 posted 03-02-2013 01:53 AM
That’s a fine looking display cabinet!!
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