|Project by MattMize||posted 07-21-2013 10:01 PM||1905 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Back in June I was down in Georgia at a family reunion, and my Dad’s cousin gave me some wild cherry he had cut down several years ago. A lot of it was checked and split up, but I did find some pieces that were big and in good enough condition to make something out of. Knowing my Dad’s cousin as good as I do, I figured it made the most sense to make a gun rack out of what was usable. I looked at some people’s designs and guessed at the measurements, planned it out how I thought would work, and made it. I made templates first so I could make more if I liked the design. I made two shelves instead of a drawer or a cabinet like most that I’ve seen. I wanted to keep the first one simple.
I think on the next one, I’ll try putting the pieces that hold the forearms of the rifles an inch or so higher, so the rifles will sit a little more level. The .30-06 on top isn’t too bad, but the .45-70 on the bottom is tilted more than I would like.
The camera on my cell phone doesn’t really do the grain of the wood justice. It’s darker and had a lot more character in real life.