Built my first gun cabinet for a customer today

Built my first gun cabinet for a customer today

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    Built my first gun cabinet for a customer today

    I work at a custom cabinet shop and build all sorts of interesting stuff day to day. Today I'm looking at the schedule and see a gun cabinet on the top of the list. I go grab the plans for it, and the whole time I'm thinking why anybody would want to build a gun cabinet out of wood. So I start building it and finished it up, and the customer came to pick it up a short time later. So why would anyone want to spend a couple hundred bucks on a cabinet made of wood that can be breached with just about any tool, when they could buy a gun safe made of steel for a couple hundred bucks more? Anyway It turned out very nice looking.
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    pictures?

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    Because inside a safe room, a cabinet would look nicer?

    That's just one possibility. When I grow up and finally settle down I plan on strengthening one room/area in the house as a safe room/firearm storage area. Inside of there I have been toying with the idea of wooden gun cabinets. Maybe he's thinking the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonan View Post
    So why would anyone want to spend a couple hundred bucks on a cabinet made of wood that can be breached with just about any tool, when they could buy a gun safe made of steel for a couple hundred bucks more? Anyway It turned out very nice looking.
    You answered your own question!

    I'd like to see some pictures too if you got 'em.
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    I usually take pictures of what I build, but the customer was there to pick it up within 5 minutes of finishing it and I was very busy so... It was pretty basic small cabinet that holds 6 rifles and a few pistols. Wish I had pics. You can see stuff I built at
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    If any body wants a gun cabinet or something else we can work something out. If you can imagine it I can build it.
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    Not everyone feels the need for a 1000lb safe. Myself I only have a cheap little stack on locking metal cabinet to keep the kids out.
    Given the choice I wouldnt mind a nice wood and glass cabinet more for display than security.

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    Just my humble opinion but the security of a $200 "safe" or a metal cabinet is only marginally better than a wood cabinet.

    I have a vault-style safe for my firearms for security, If I want to show one off I remove it from the vault.

    I admire fine cabinetry, but not for firearms unless I am running a museum.
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    Maybe the guys exterior structure is solid, difficult to breech, hence a custom wood cabinet for his firearms. It's his choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jacket View Post
    Maybe the guys exterior structure is solid, difficult to breech, hence a custom wood cabinet for his firearms. It's his choice.
    Never said it wasn't. Just said it wasn't my choice.
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    No pictures noonan? YOU'RE FIRED!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    I've been toying around with building a gun cabinet this year. Or, a book case with a hidden compartment for a gun. I've got all sorts of ideas, I just need to hone in on one and run with it.
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    I'm in the same boat, pictures would give me ideas. But I think this concept would work for me maybe. Very interesting as each home has it's own complexities as mine does.

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    ^ Agreed. My wife doesn't sound too excited about a gun cabinet, so i'm thinking that a book case with several hidden compartments could be the answer. False bottoms, fasle back, even a false molding drawer underneath the lowest shelf.. I like the idea of having a back up shotgun stowed away, and maybe a smaller compartment for a handgun. Ammo in another compartment.
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