Gun Cabinet

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Project by Thumper posted 02-20-2011 03:33 PM 2912 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little over a year ago, I ordered 800 BF of white oak and my best friend Andy Anderson helped me unload it from the flatbed semi that delivered it. Since it was 4/4 and in the rough, Andy (who is not really into wood working), commented that it was some really ugly wood. About two weeks ago Andy asked if i could make him a gun cabinet I figured it was appropriate to use the “ugly wood” for his cabinet. IMHO, I think it turned out OK.

-- The major stress in retirement is choosing what t-shirt to wear

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 04:06 PM

That ‘ugly’ wood sure turned out a nice project. Darn rough cut sawmill lumber has cost me a fortune! Years ago I got a book that showed how to make outdoor furniture from 2X4’s. Since then I’ve bought enough woodworking tools that my final purchase was a sawmill! Now I’m trying to make enough money with my woodworking shop to buy a bobcat or tractor to move logs to the mill and stacks of lumber to my solar kiln. (that I have to build) Gee, what some people will do for cheep woodworking supplies.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 04:45 PM

Great looking cabinet, and you’ve got a really nice shop too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 04:47 PM

Nice job!! I’ll take all the ugly wood I can find!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 05:44 PM

Nice job! There are alot of people in this world that don’t see the beauty of what lies beneath the surface. I have some Blue Oak in the rough as well and when I made Cabniet doors out of them they were amazed.

Well done.

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

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 06:36 PM

Nice looking cabinet.
thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#6 posted 02-20-2011 10:28 PM

Good looking gun cabinet. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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