Corner cabinet with Hidden Gun storage

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Project by Alongiron posted 02-24-2015 01:20 PM 28067 views 41 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build a corner hutch that would also have hidden gun storage. Not having any plan to go by, I went to Sketch-up and started to design what I thought would work and slowly it all came together. The client asked that it be Knotty Pine. I finished it with Amber Shellac and 2 coats of clear Shellac. It turned out great and the customer is very happy. It was a difficult but fun project to build.

Here is a short video of how it works:

Here is my Sketch-up design. Once I got this far with the design, I had it figured out and went to the shop and got started

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 02-24-2015 01:24 PM

Woodworking and firearms go together nicely. Good job

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#2 posted 02-24-2015 01:31 PM

I’m genuinely impressed! That is so cool. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 02-24-2015 01:45 PM

Very nice use of the corner space.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 02-24-2015 02:01 PM

That is a great idea and nice work. What sort of hardware are you using for the storage compartments to slide on?

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-24-2015 02:05 PM

Thanks for the nice comments! I appreciate it! Charles I used self closing full extension drawer slides rated for 150 lbs and they work great! I secured them in the front first. To make the pine panels fit flush to the outside, I shimmed both vertically and horizontally the back side of the drawer slides before I secured them in place. It took a bit of time but in the end they worked out great.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#6 posted 02-24-2015 02:13 PM

I never have used or hung a compartment that heavy but it sounds like you worked it out just fine. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 02-24-2015 02:29 PM

WHAT? No room for a RPG-7??? BLASPHEMY!

-- If you don't Play, you can't win

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#8 posted 02-24-2015 02:57 PM

Very nice.
With horizontal shelves, this same design would work great for storing DVD’s (do people still buy them??..I wouldn’t know, I still have VHS tapes)
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 02-24-2015 03:42 PM

Great work, love it..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 02-24-2015 03:47 PM

You win the internet! Very nicely done.

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#11 posted 02-24-2015 04:30 PM

THAT is deserving of the Daily TOP 3 and thern some ! great job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#12 posted 02-24-2015 04:45 PM

wow awesome job!! but i guess you kind of gave away your secret :) thanks for sharing this gives me a million ideas!!!

-- Jeff Midlothian. Texas.

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#13 posted 02-24-2015 04:54 PM

Outstanding design and very nice build! Congratulations on a well deserved DT3.

-- 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 02-24-2015 05:10 PM

So where is this house at…?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#15 posted 02-24-2015 05:26 PM

Great idea, I really like it.
How do you open it once it’s installed?
I noticed in the video you grabbed it from the back side, which would be against the wall after installation.
(just man up and grab hold where ever?)

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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