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Gun Cabinet
« on: March 28, 2017, 06:21:31 PM »
Started working on refinishing a gun cabinet, passed on from my in laws.


Mandy's great grandfather built the cabinet.


I am going to refinish it and make some changes/repairs







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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 06:22:29 PM »
Started disassembly the other day...


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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 06:39:14 PM »
Looks like an older Sears unit -- good luck Tim

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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 06:58:15 PM »
Nice Muddy, woodwork is fun.
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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 08:02:07 PM »
Looks like an older Sears unit -- good luck Tim
Did they offer kits? This was clearly put together at home...

You can tell it's not professionally made.
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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 09:38:47 PM »
He may have copied one a friend bought from Sears.  Looks like good ammo storage in the bottom. 

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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 10:17:34 AM »
Finally back to it....

Got it all sanded down

I added a lock to the bottom doors just to keep kids out. I know this won't keep would be theifs out, just the honest ones.

Then I put a support piece at the back, to secure the top better.

Then i reattached the barrel rest.

Now she's ready to be cleaned and painted or stained. Haven't made my mind up yet.



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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2017, 10:21:00 AM »
Looking good Tim -- a nice heirloom for sure.

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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 10:50:57 AM »
Reminds me of the one I bought and redid much as you are years ago. Very close in design. Add an under the cabinet florescent light under the top board and put a little roll switch inline on the cord. I used to love having that lit at night it looked pleasing to me. I also found a cool old vintage looking Remington Arms picture or tin and installed that at about face level against the back panel.

I could not have that out once I moved to Topeka. I feared that having the guns out on display would be like inviting them to be stolen. Now my guns are in a steel cabinet that is secured to the floor and wall in a small closet and would not be easily broken into. I do miss my old wooden gun cabinet though.
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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2017, 01:14:21 PM »
Get it done, and fill it up.  Be something you can be proud of.  I have a similar size cabinet, rescued it as it was heading to a dumpster,  glass door was cracked so the guy was tossing it!  Originally a CD/DVD cabinet, my long guns fit just nice.   Took the five shelves and made another storage compartment on top, for ammo,  bits, pieces, and military items. 

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Re: Gun Cabinet
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2017, 04:28:28 PM »
Nice job Muddy. I've been lazily looking for something similar for mine but haven't come across anything that struck my fancy yet.

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