30 Gun Cabinet

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Project by ND2ELK posted 06-08-2012 01:14 AM 12658 views 6 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet I’ve been working on for the last couple of months. It is a 30-gun gun cabinet made of quarter sawn white oak. It is in 2 sections, an upper unit and a base unit, measuring 9 foot wide, 8 foot high and 16 inches deep overall. The drawer covers and doors on the base unit are made of 3/4 inch plywood trimmed in solid stock. The drawers themselves are made of 3/4 inch plywood and banded on the top edge. The glass doors have an inside frame which holds the glass in place, allowing you to replace the glass if necessary. The last two pictures show the cabinet once it was installed and filled. This was quite a big project for my small shop and I had to keep the two sections on dollies and move one unit outside in order to work on the other unit. This is by far the biggest gun cabinet I have ever built. You can see some of the previous gun cabinets I have made in my projects.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 01:24 AM

well look who just showed up
and with an even bigger and better work

your same quality and attention to details
is evident in this

good to see you again
do you get a break now
or back at it still

sweet cab
very well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 01:27 AM

Nice cabinet. Must be a bird hunter or trap or skeet shooter. Awful lot of shotguns ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 01:30 AM

That’s a BIG cabinet. As David said the detail quality is there. Great job.

A great piece of furniture for an inner city dweller. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 01:32 AM

If big is beautiful, this one is off the charts on beauty. Great looking cabinet Tom and as David said, it’s built to your usual fine standards.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 01:32 AM

Great cabinet, great work Tom.
You must have many many hours in that project.
This one is hard to beat…....thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 01:36 AM

Good to hear from you, Tom. That’s one beautiful gun cabinet (and quite a collection inside).

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

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#7 posted 06-08-2012 01:37 AM

Tom, thats a huge gun cabinet. But thats some beautiful work great job.

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#8 posted 06-08-2012 01:59 AM

This is an awesome gun cabinet! I’ll have to keep this in mind to build something like it someday. I just need 30 more guns and I’d be able to fill it up!

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#9 posted 06-08-2012 02:22 AM

Great gun cabinet Tom…...Your workmanship is outstanding!
How was your trip to Tampa back in April? I still would like to come visit you on one of my trips back to Iowa.

-- Jim, Virginia,

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#10 posted 06-08-2012 02:23 AM

I like the cabinet just as much as all that nice artillery. Awesome!

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

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#11 posted 06-08-2012 03:24 AM

Wow, that is a great cabinet! Wyatt Earp would be proud!!!!!!!!!!!!!..................Jim

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

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#12 posted 06-08-2012 03:45 AM

That is one awesome, beautiful, fantastic gun cabinet!



Thank you for posting!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#13 posted 06-08-2012 03:48 AM

That’s a GRAND cabinet standing tall! Very nice work, finish and design too. The collection is over the top too!

-- $tudie

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#14 posted 06-08-2012 03:54 AM

Nice ! And a very nice banding job on those doors too !

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#15 posted 06-08-2012 05:12 AM

Hey Tom that is a great cabinet and quite a collection of rifles.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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