Barnwood Gun Cabinet

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Project by Hanman posted 01-07-2012 07:15 AM 16954 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift I made for my father. It sits in a very narrow room so it’s tough to get a good picture, but I was happy with it. Love working with old barnwood and other types of re-claimed/recycled woods.

-- It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 07:44 AM

Welcome to Ljs
This is a really cool gun cabinet ,well done.


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#2 posted 01-07-2012 08:58 AM

I like the contrast with the old and the cleaned up wood. Good work.

-- Carpe Diem

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 01:01 PM

Great looking cabinet. I love rustic projects like this one.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 03:22 PM

Looks very nice. I especially like the material you chose, Re-claimed material. Keep on building and sharing !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 04:45 PM

Thanks guys. Going to start re-building my late grandfather’s old pool table in a couple days. Now I have somewhere to get advice when I need it. Just stumbled across this website yesterday and I’m already loving it. Can’t believe I just now found it.

-- It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 05:08 PM

Like the old look of this and the contrast,nice build ! Welcome to the club, You will find it very addictive to say the least !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 05:32 PM

Nice cabinet.

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#8 posted 01-07-2012 06:28 PM

Nice use of the old barn wood. You gave it new life and a great gift to your father as well. That rifle looks like a Remington 22 automatic. Is that what it is?..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 01-07-2012 06:39 PM

Hanman, This is just beautiful! Really well done! You gotta love a piece with a history….it has character and is a one of a kind.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#10 posted 01-07-2012 07:42 PM

@ Jim Jakosh- No that’s his muzzleloader. Not sure of the caliber off the top of my head.

@ 3Gwoodguy- speaking of history, that’s one of my favorite parts of working with the reclaimed wood. You just can’t duplicate the real deal. I live in cattle country so most of my barnwood comes from old barns, corrals, and windbreaks. The weathering makes beautiful lumber but it’s next to impossible to find any good hardwoods around here.

-- It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman

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#11 posted 01-07-2012 09:54 PM

Good Job! I like the fact you use old wood and recycled wood. I to myself use both more often than new wood. I like the panels they pop against the barn wood.

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#12 posted 01-08-2012 04:38 AM

awesome colors. Ilike it very much.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#13 posted 01-08-2012 06:10 AM

Very nice job! Love the hardware. You may want to put a wooden padlock on it check this out on youtube…

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#14 posted 01-08-2012 07:19 AM

I love the contrasting colors and the reclaimed aspect.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#15 posted 01-08-2012 02:39 PM

oh yes. recycle recycle recycle…. awesome place to keep some good stuff.

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

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