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Project by benihun posted 01-01-2020 07:30 PM 1272 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first time I created a gun rack. After my research in the existing solutions to similar gun racks, I decided to design my own look and structure on this.

I wanted to give it a unique curved look on the hangers and at the same time minimize the size and weight to get an elagant look.

So, I drew a shape on a paper with a pecil, then I scanned it and traced it in Photoshop with a Bezier curve, to have a nice and smooth shape, and then I printed it in its real size. Then I cut it out and copied it on a thin plywood which I could carve out easily and then have it as a template. On the solid wood I roughly cut out the curves with a jigsaw, then I used a router and the plywood template to reach the final curve.

Finished with an orange oil based oil and wax combination. It gives the wood a bit warmer and more saturated color which I usually like, especially on oak.

I think I reached my goal but I’d like to hear your thoughts.





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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 01-02-2020 11:50 AM

That’s a nice rack and some nice firepower you have there.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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bugradx2

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#2 posted 01-02-2020 03:17 PM

I like the joinery and the finish, nice job

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 01-02-2020 05:53 PM

I like it well.
I have made gun racks—years ago—similar idea about the hooks.

The only thing I can say I am not super hhappy about yours is the solid back.
My opinion is would look better with just some nice oak cross bars. Two or three of them.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 01-03-2020 03:38 AM

i like the rack but here in california id never leave my guns out in the open,id be asking for trouble.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 01-03-2020 04:04 AM

Very nice job on the curves. A jigsaw is never my friend so i find that impressive. I do agree some cross members would bring in some detail to the back panel.


i like the rack but here in california id never leave my guns out in the open,id be asking for trouble.

- pottz

The city I live in would get your house robbed with a rack like that in the open. I keep 2 out for home defense purposes but neither is visible from anyone peeping thru a window.

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pottz

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#6 posted 01-03-2020 04:10 AM



Very nice job on the curves. A jigsaw is never my friend so i find that impressive. I do agree some cross members would bring in some detail to the back panel.

i like the rack but here in california id never leave my guns out in the open,id be asking for trouble.

- pottz

The city I live in would get your house robbed with a rack like that in the open. I keep 2 out for home defense purposes but neither is visible from anyone peeping thru a window.

- sansoo22

oh i have my special friend for protection too,not even the wife knows it’s hide away.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 01-04-2020 03:31 AM


i like the rack but here in california id never leave my guns out in the open,id be asking for trouble.

- pottz

Yep, gone are the days when you see them out and about.

We now live in the land of conceal.

-- Think safe, be safe

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benihun

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#8 posted 01-06-2020 09:07 AM

This was made for a friend and those are just airsoft weapons.

I’ll think about the cross bars and maybe next time I’ll improve my design with some.
Thanks for the suggestion!

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