Wild Cherry Gun Rack

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Project by MattMize posted 07-21-2013 10:01 PM 1808 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 07-22-2013 06:08 AM

very nice gun rack.the cherry looks great.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 07-22-2013 08:24 AM

Nice and love the look of cherry. But as I have said in the past- there is absolutely no security. It’s an open invitation to thieves.

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