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    My ideas may not work with your closet idea. My first gun cleaning table was a piece of countertop mounted on top of a small rolling cabinet from Sam's Club, it had a back piece with racks on it, room for holding a couple of guns plus cleaning rods, etc. It also had a fluorescent light mounted above. At one time I had a pic of it here on DC. It was cheap to build and very handy with rollers for moving it. It and my tools burned up in my shop fire.

    My most recent was one of those giant thick wooden top, rolling cabinets, with multiple drawers from Sam's Club. That's it, no modifications, I have the drawers dedicated to gun parts, cleaning/lube stuff, and tools. I just roll it out of the way, and roll it out a bit when I use it.

    Warning, those rolling cabinets must be assembled, even the drawers, not really difficult, but more tedious than anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lzoto View Post
    I am customizing a closet to hold my husbands guns. His birthday is coming up and I would like to make him a table to put in that room so he can clean them or work on them. I am on this site because I really don't know much about it so I don't know what one would want. A build-in gun holder? Lighting? Any input would be appreciated.

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    I would suggest soft white lighting, a non-porous table surface at about waist hight, a gun holder and possibly small vice (not sure what his skill level is) would be good additions. Small drawers under the table, and depending on the size of the room and his tastes, make the table fold up onto a wall.

    That's all I have for now.

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    Wow! Nice job on the gun storage projects!
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    Welcome aboard lzoto from the great state of Pennsylvania!

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    Welcome aboard lzoto, great gift to your hubby. He must be very proud to have such an awesome better half.
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    Welcome! I need to start dropping hints about a table to my wife.
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    Welcome from South Carolina... My compliments on your initiative! Hubby is a lucky guy....
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    Welcome from MD..... WOW!!!! I'm still in shock that you're doing all that for him. What a great wife you are!!!
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    I built a small folding workbench in my last garage, it was a small one car so it needed to fold up an out of the way. Pretty simple project, I built a box frame on the wall out of 2x4s, used a piano hing for the back of the top so it folded up and latched the box shut. I installed peg board inside of the box for holding tools etc. It had folding legs and made for a pretty clean and neat install. I would think your carpenter could easily put this together. Go online and look for folding workbench plans and modify accordingly.
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