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This is the last piece of this order. This gun cabinet holds 10 rifles. 2 locks on each door. There is also double locks on the drawers. 72" tall, 44" wide and 24" deep.

This was my 6th gun cabinet this year. No more schedled. However, I intend to build a couple more for display. This is made of Beetle Kill Pine. Finish is 2 coats of shellac and 5 coats of water based poly. Although far from perfect, I continue to learn and improve with every piece. Very much enjoying the journey.

Thanks for reading and all comments are welcome

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Very nice, Monte.
 

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Nicely done, Monte.

The whole ensemble is fantastic!!!
Ya done hit a bullseye with these….
Your customer will be very pleased.

I liked the blue "accent", on the sneak peak!!! ;^)
 

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Your work keeps getting better with each piece.
I love working with your BKP, easy on the tools, glues up good, screws hold and it sure is pretty, especially around the knots.
 

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Great job. I like these gun cabinets and you do this wood justice.
 

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Very fantastic Monte….you are bringing your own style of artform to live edge furniture.
 

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Nice work Monte. Do you use real glass or plexi? I just went thru a frustrating time with a shadow box and getting the glass just right…..
 

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I use polycarbonate 1/4"
 

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That one looks bigger than usual? But just as pretty! Just saw the live edge on the barrel notches-Nice!

How many keys does it take to get to your guns? I have not seen the key to my gun rack for almost 20 years.

Is the polycarbonate less "scratchable" than Plexiglas?
 

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Polycarbonate isn't as scratch resistant as glass, but is pretty darn good. It is significantly stronger than all the others.
 

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Monte,

Guess I forgot to post after I wrote a comment. You style is evolving, becoming more subtle, This is a fine evolution of Monte Pitman!
 

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And you can cut it with the tablesaw, right?
 

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Yes, I put duck tape on both sides before I saw it.
 

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Your journey to perfection is on the higher end. Beautiful work.
 

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And then clean the tape residue off with mineral spirits? Will acetone fog it?
 

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I haven't had any problems with residue sticking to the polycarbonate
 

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That's one heck of a set. You have to be proud of something like that.
 

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great looking cabinet, I like your idea of building ahead, I don't see how you find the time.
 

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Monty, I was so selfishly absorbed in my pens I didn't even see you sneaking up on top 3. I can be such an ass sometimes. But anyway, congrats! But no surprise, as the cabinet looks fantastic. I really like that BK pine and what you do with it.
 

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Definitely like the solid doors. Nicely done.
 
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