Coffee Table with Locking Gun Safe

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Project by hoss12992 posted 181 days ago 6402 views 37 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been holding off a bit before posting these. This is our coffee table/gun safe with a lock that we made. We had posted a pic on Facebook a few months ago, and it went viral. I gotta say, that its a bit surreal to get on the internet, and see the pic everywhere, and have different captions on it being posted all over the place. Pretty cool. We have improved the design since the 1st one, and are pretty satisfied with where we are at now with these but Im sure we can and will still improve the design. These are solid oak and each one is a bit different, as we customized each one to what the customer wants. Basically, we made a gun safe, that slides into a coffee table and has either a combination lock or a key lock on it. We also put some shotgun shell inlay in the table top. We made the gun rest to be adjustable, in both height and length so the customer can unscrew it and move it to where they need it for a particular gun.

We also use a really heavy duty set of bearings on the back of the gun safe, and on the front of the coffee table for the gun safe part to slide in and out easily.
We also put a storage compartment on one side to store ammo, cleaning supplies or pistols or whatever the owner wants. We also made a smaller box that slides for more of their handy items to be placed into. Everything is glued and screwed or epoxy and screwed.

We have used different finishes on these, according to what the customer wants. Some are tung oil and poly finish and others are stained and poly finish. The 6th pic up top, is of the happy customers that drove up from SC this past weekend to pick theirs up. They were really surprised and impressed, and needless to say, very happy. Always nice to have happy customers.

We have also come up with matching end tables with locking pistol drawers, book cases with hidden locking gun safe in the rear, beds with hidden compartments for guns or medications. But those are for other post.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 181 days ago

Very cool. Awesome build sir!

-- 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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#2 posted 181 days ago

Very nice, my son saw this on the internet a while ago and wants to build one for himself, looks like we will be building two of these this summer. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho

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#3 posted 181 days ago

Thank you Monte. Glad to see your shop progressing along buddy. Enjoy following your blogs on rebuilding after the fire. I have thought many times while in the shop, that I would hate to have to try and remember everything that I have in there, and the thought of loosing it all in a fire, is terrifying to say the least. Much respect to you buddy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 181 days ago

Nice project! But you really need to blurr out the license plate number in pics 1 & 4 above! People could trace it to where this owner is and know they have guns and where to look even! I think you should not even show their faces!

-- Dennis, WV

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Todd Barrone

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#5 posted 181 days ago

That is so cool, very nice idea.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#6 posted 181 days ago

Love it!! Awesome job buddy.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#7 posted 181 days ago

Awesome build, are the one pictures from Gatlinburg? haha.

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#8 posted 181 days ago

Thanks for all the comments.

@ Tim, Thanks, I think your son might have been one that messaged me about plans. We dont have any plans. I always build things in my head and then go to the shop and make it a reality.

@ Dennis The license plate on the truck does not belong to the folks that ordered them. Good luck trying to get into the guy’s house that owns the truck, or getting onto the military base where the folks that ordered the tables live.

@ Todd, Thanks buddy

@ Jason, Thanks buddy

@Gixxerjoe04 Thanks, yes its in Gatlinburg. LOVE that place

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 181 days ago

Great design I dig it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 181 days ago

A great value all packed into a nice looking table. Good idea buddy. Adjustable holders and storage are excellent features. Now where’s the coffee?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#11 posted 181 days ago

What a really cool idea Hoss…NICE. Looks like ya built em to last as well…excellent work buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 181 days ago

Great idea!! I can see why these sell well for you.

-- Tommy

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#13 posted 181 days ago

Ultra cool design—love it!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 181 days ago

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#15 posted 181 days ago

Really great idea – you have a winner there my friend!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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