Gun Cabinet

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 371 days ago 3318 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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 371 days ago


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 371 days ago

Nice work. I like it:)

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#3 posted 371 days ago

That’s pretty cool , nice .

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 371 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 371 days ago

Whew! :>)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 371 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#7 posted 371 days ago

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

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#8 posted 371 days ago

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 rout a whole bunch

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#9 posted 370 days ago

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 Robert

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#10 posted 370 days ago

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 370 days ago

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 370 days ago

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 370 days ago

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 370 days ago

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!!

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#15 posted 370 days ago

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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