Nail Gun Storage Cabinet

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 08-15-2013 09:33 PM 18819 views 39 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a way to store my air guns so that they would be off of the floor and out of all of those bulky plastic storage containers. This storage cabinet is based on a photo from Wood Magazine’s “America’s Best Home Workshops 2013” (page 20). The cabinet is made from scraps of oak and birch plywood and solid oak (doors, hangers and face frame). The door panels are 0.093” acrylic that I had in the shop. The cabinet measures 27” h x 25.5” w X 6”d. Construction is glue, screws and nails. The back panel is 1/2” birch to support the weight of the air nailers. I arranged my guns on the back panel and allowed for clearance to get them on and off of the supports (photo 3 and 4). The nailers are supported at the handle on below the magazine to keep them from tipping. The doors are standard m&t joints. The cabinet is hung on french cleats.

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 09:37 PM

Very nice and yet functional. Everyone should have one of these. Everyone should have those guns too…..LOL

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 09:46 PM

I am sorry, you have way to many nail guns, will have to take some off of your hands. eneryone knows, one needs only an 18 guage and 23 guage.

Nice looking cabinet though. Also sanding cabinet and your scrap lumber sorting cart caught my eye too.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 10:23 PM

Very nicely done—I like the glass doors. Only question left is: now that you’ve got the guns organized, what are you doing about the nails and miscellaneous supplies? ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 08-15-2013 11:12 PM

I like a lot, compliments

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#5 posted 08-15-2013 11:27 PM

Very nice work!

You should need a licence for all those!!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 01:42 AM

you have a place to put them now. The challenge is to put them back. LOL!! good idea, nice execution.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 08-16-2013 02:17 AM

really nice project

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 08-16-2013 08:04 AM

Great job and nice set of guns! I really need to do this.

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

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#9 posted 08-16-2013 12:55 PM

Thats sharp! I think I need to make one of those for my nail gun collection..they are locked away in a rolling cart draw..I’d like to be able to admire them in a nice glass door cabinet..

Nice work!


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Vincent Nocito

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#10 posted 08-16-2013 01:41 PM

I originally purchased my pancake compressor kit that came with three guns (18 gauge stapler, 18 gauge brad nailer and a 16 gauge finish nailer). I later added the 23 gauge pin nailer and another 18 gauge brad nailer with a larger capacity. . The upper left is a 1/4” narrow crown stapler (PC NC100) used in upholstery work and to attach plywood backs to cabinets. Below that is a 23 gauge pin nailer (PC100) used to small moldings etc 1” max length. The bottom left is a 18 gauge brad nailer (PC BN125). Max capacity on that one is 1 1/4” used mostly for tacking on parts while waiting for glue to dry etc. The upper right is also an 18 gauge brad nailer with a max capacity of 2 1/8” used mostly for attaching millwork, etc (will be posting that project soon). Finally the lower right is a 16 gauge finish nailer (PC FN250). That gun is used for attaching millwork like baseboards and door frame. There is space below the guns to hold several packages of nails, etc. I may build a cubby to hold them at a later date.

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#11 posted 08-16-2013 02:28 PM

Vincent, thank you for sharing this project! I really appreciate you taking time to give specific details of the construction. That is what Lumberjocks is all about…sharing with others.

Your pictures have inspired me to follow your lead in the wall cleat system. I’m picturing the nail gun, sandpaper, and cordless drill cabinets side-by-side on a wall cleat.

I’ve added your great idea to my favorites. Thanks again for the inspiration!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#12 posted 08-16-2013 03:16 PM

Thanks for the info!

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#13 posted 08-16-2013 04:18 PM

I have dreams of a cabinet like that for my router collection.
Add some LED lights and you have yourself a winner.
Okay the lights might be over the top.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#14 posted 08-16-2013 04:19 PM

You know its bad, when you are sitting here wondering what you could pull off the wall so you could make room for one of these…lol Nice Build Sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#15 posted 08-16-2013 05:32 PM

Very nice Vincent. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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