Gun Cabinet #4

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 05-24-2014 10:37 PM 2603 views 2 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is by far my best selling item this year. This is the 4th one I have built since January. I have 2 more to build. It holds 9 rifles. In the bottom is just open shelves. It’s 73” tall, 38” wide and 18” deep. Beetle Kill Pine. The last picture is before any finish is put on.

Although I think that this is some of the best I have done so far, I still see many ways to improve. Hopefully the next one will be even better.

Thanks for reading

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 05-24-2014 10:52 PM

Looks great, Monte. I’ve moved to gun safes due to liability issues these days, but really miss a nice gun cabinet. The BKP looks fantastic.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 10:55 PM

That live edge really sets the cabinet off. Looks good with… and without the finish.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#3 posted 05-24-2014 11:04 PM

That is a great looking gun cabinet Monte…Gotta love those beetles…They sure have provided you some great lumber to preform your woodworking magic.

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#4 posted 05-24-2014 11:05 PM

Visually stunning. Possibly adding a keyed lock would increase the safety relating to children? You’re doing well sir. Makes me happy to see it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-24-2014 11:07 PM

That’s another great piece Monte. Like the live edge. That sure would look good in a hunting lodge. Looks like I see locks on all doors. Good idea there. Keep the honest ones honest.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#6 posted 05-24-2014 11:42 PM

Nice work mr Pittman. Really beautiful grain in that wood

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#7 posted 05-25-2014 12:03 AM

It’s a super nice gun case Monte. That’s why you’ve got a waiting list. Build em, build em, build em.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 05-25-2014 12:08 AM

Looks great Monte. What finish are you using?

-- Jay -

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#9 posted 05-25-2014 12:17 AM

Another winner!
My hinge idea won’t work without a face frame :(

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 05-25-2014 12:19 AM

Great looking cabinet Monte.
They are evolving and improving which each one.

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

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#11 posted 05-25-2014 12:23 AM

Great job on this. I really love those side slabs…....beautiful wood! Keep on, keepin’ on Monte!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 05-25-2014 12:29 AM

Great job, Monte! Really like the combo of the live edge and the glass! Almost missed the lock on the top. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 05-25-2014 12:39 AM

The finish is 2 coats of danish oil and about 5 coats of Polyurethane. Finish is still an area I need to improve in.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 05-25-2014 12:53 AM

Nice work and the BKP adds so much to it. Have you got a secret for keeping the bark edge from flaking or breaking off?

A friend of the wife and a member of our church came for a visit and liked my BKP table so much, she wants me to make her a coffee table very similar I’d like to try that when I get some really good Pine. Problem is that this is a very attractive woman in her 40’s and unless I read the signals wrong, she would like to pay with something other than cash. Even if I wasn’t married, I’m 76 y/o and I’d much rather have the cash than fun and games.

I have given her a price and hope she will take me up on my offer cause I can’t take her up on hers. Where were women like this when I was able to use their services?

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#15 posted 05-25-2014 12:54 AM

It’s no wonder that you have more in the queue.
Cabinet is stunning!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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