Gun Cabinet

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-18-2013 02:43 AM 13940 views 3 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those of you kind enough to look at this, yes, I know that the upper door handles aren’t even. I also have not put the locks on the doors yet.

Overall I learned more on this project. Still several things that I need to improve on, but I do feel it’s a big improvement over a year ago. It’s 72 inches tall, 36 inches wide and 13 inches deep. Made of Beetle Kill Pine. The panels in the bottom doors are Eastern Red Cedar. I like the way the Red Cedar and Blue Pine go together.

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 07-18-2013 02:50 AM


The colors are complimentary, You can fix the handles with a fabricated wood plate? Is it the camera angle or are your doors warping?

What did you learn? It’s a Monte Pitman original!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 02:52 AM

Nice work. I like it:)

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 02:56 AM

That’s pretty cool , nice .

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#4 posted 07-18-2013 02:57 AM

Camera angle. I am very happy to say that the doors are fine.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 07-18-2013 03:12 AM

Whew! :>)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 07-18-2013 03:22 AM

Awesome Monte…! You have made one really unique gun cabinet out of some great looking wood.

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#7 posted 07-18-2013 03:26 AM

You didn’t make a mistake on the door handles, you added character!
It really looks amazing

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#8 posted 07-18-2013 04:06 AM

Nice gun cabinet Monte, you are right about the red cedar complimenting the blue pine. One of the nicest gun cabinets I’ve seen.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#9 posted 07-18-2013 07:23 AM

Looking good Monte,

I have been looking for Eastern Red Cdear here in Brisbane but have had no luck yet.

Its great to see what it actually looks like in such a nice project, well done.

I was also looking back on the projects I made 12 months ago and the improvements I can now do.

For example I would have never even considered making my own wooden hinges, now my next project will have them on it.


Robert Brennan

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 07-18-2013 08:01 AM

Nice work Monte, some great lookng wood to boot. Fixing the handles will be no problem for ya. Well done….

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

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#11 posted 07-18-2013 09:43 AM

Very nice but locks are useless on glass doors. Glass or wood doors offer zero security. Ask me how I know.

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#12 posted 07-18-2013 10:30 AM

Very Nice Monte, did you use glass for the doors? Live edges nice, that’s some really rustic looking cabinet.

I think Knothead62 hit on something there, I’ve seen dressers with hidden side doors on each side that hide and conceal rifles and hand guns along with ammo storage to boot, I’m thinking that’s where we are heading today, having to hide our weapons, I’ve been making my men’s valet boxes with the hidden compartment on top but they are only good for pocket and compact size hand guns, I’ve had a glock 9MM alone with two clips and ammo fit in them.

None the less Monte that cabinet looks very…. Nice!

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#13 posted 07-18-2013 10:58 AM

Good looking cabinet Monte. Locks seem like a good idea to keep children out.
Reminds me of the shefiffs gun cabinets of years past only nicer!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#14 posted 07-18-2013 11:56 AM

Very nice! I have always wanted to attempt a gun Cabinet. The beetle kill wood is a nice choice for this, like out of the old west. Nice work!!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 07-18-2013 12:07 PM

WOW Monte!

That is a fantastic looking cabinet!

Great choice of woods and an overall great build – thanks for sharing this!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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