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Grandson's Gun Rack

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Project by DonSC posted 361 days ago 1058 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently, one of my grandsons asked me to make him a gun rack. After seeing a cedar gun rack made bymember 49bill, I knew it was the type I was looking to build. Mine is made of red oak, dimensions are 24”wide, 33”high, and 5 1/2” deep. The back panel is made from 1/4” oak strips, 3” and 4” wide, glued together. Once the frame was done, I rabbeted the back inside edges to install the panel (with glue and small nails). Stain is Golden oak and I rubbed on three coats of gloss poly finish. I’ll be done with the project after I glue the boy’s initials on the oval at top- probably gonna let him do that. ( Sure hope he likes his gun rack).

-- Don, Culleoka, Tn.





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49bill

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#1 posted 361 days ago

Great looking gun rack nice job and a beautiful finish. Way to go Don I’m sure the Grandsons guns will look great on such a nice gun rack. If he doesn’t like it I’ll take it lol.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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TheeWoodShed

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#2 posted 361 days ago

Great job on the gun rack!!! Nice choice of wood!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 361 days ago

Nice gun rack.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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GaryNc

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#4 posted 361 days ago

Very nice work!!

-- Honey thats not a mistake, it's a design feature!

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1countryboy

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#5 posted 361 days ago

Looks like you did a Great job and you know the red oak will last forever. Very Nice!

-- You don't have to be good, just be good at hiding your mistakes.

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 359 days ago

Very nice! Great work and good job on the finish.
Keep in mind it offers absolutely no security.

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joein10asee

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#7 posted 359 days ago

”Sure hope he likes his gun rack”

You’re KIDDING, right? LOL

Nice rack! (Wait, that sounds wrong saying it to a guy! )

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 358 days ago

You really did a great job on it and I’m sure that your Grandson was pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DonSC

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#9 posted 355 days ago

When I see the level of craftsmanship on this site I realize how much there is to learn . You guys are too nice. I did leave out one thing- I needed to put some felt pieces on the gun rests , but then told my grandson he could do it. He was please d as punch to get to help.

-- Don, Culleoka, Tn.

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