Wood And Materials Used
Hello, I'm hoping someone can give me advice on something I'm going back and forth with in my mind before I build a commissioned gun cabinet for a customer. The cabinet will be build out of solid white oak and in total will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 120 BF. With the doors and lower drawers being removable, I would say the cabinet will be use somewhere around 100BF on the actual main cabinet portion. I originally wanted to build that as one solid unit that doesn't come apart because I wanted to provide a rock solid and sturdy project for the client. But as I was offloading the lumber the other night, it occurred to me that I severely underestimated how heavy 6/4 white oak is. Even with the doors removed, I think this cabinet would be very close to 500 lbs which seems absurdly heavy. My question is, should I leave this as one solid unit or break into 2 pieces? If I should separate into an upper and lower, what is the absolute best way to attach the two sections that will be as rock solid as humanly possible? For reference, my general design will be similar to the link below, but mine will be slightly larger to accommodate 2 more guns.