The "light colored" pics were taken with the camera. The "dark colored" pics were taken with the phone.
I still need to make the drawer handles, probably from coiled copper tubing.
For demo, the only guns at the camp are a pellet rifle and a BB gun.
I filled some of the holes in the "desktop" with the hand cut nails I pulled from the old lumber.
I didn't have full extension drawer slides and I'm not crazy about the ones I had/used. If we have problems with the drawers, I'll change the slides.
The shelves are easily removed. When I'm dead and gone, this cabinet may end up with someone who doesn't want it as a gun cabinet, so I made shelves, should someone want to use it as a China-type cabinet.
This was a fun project and I liked the idea of using old hand hewn lumber.... kinna had to improvise the mating of almost all sections, since there were no straight edges. For the panel assemblies, I did joint the mating edges, though.
Looks nice, like it has been there a hundred years or more. I remember gun
cabinets. I have not seen them in awhile. Politically incorrect and all
that. But that is OK. It looks good and can be repurposed at a later time.
And you planned for its conversion into polite company.
On Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:22:26 AM UTC-5, Lee Michaels wrote:
Thanks. The finish on it is water based Varethane Floor Finish, 3 sprayed
coats. It's a little too shiny, but it may dull with use. If not, I may
burnish it, to give a less new look.
incorrect and all that. But that is OK.
As the camp is, we don't have any good place to stash the guns & ammo, duri
ng hunting season. They are usually scattered about, beyond the "living"
areas. This cabinet should help.
Same with hanging hats, coats, etc., hence, the next project is a coat rack
Whether folks use the cabinet and coat rack, as planned, is another questio
n. We have lots of small tools, hardware, odds and ends, etc., there, and
I brought two work benches, with drawers and/or shelves, and hung a pegboa
rd, to store and accommodate stuff, keep all that stuff neat and tidy. Of
ten times, seems no one knows what neatness & tidiness is. Those work ben
ches and adjacent areas are a mess.
I don't have much of the hand hewn boards remaining and most of them are sh
ort boards. I need a small project to complement the, later, China cabine
Also insurance conditions, liability, in some jurisdictions statutory
requirements, etc. Remember that there are areswipe politicians out
there who have tried to make people liable for crimes committed with
guns that were stolen from them--more "blame the victim" mentality.
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