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gun cabinet plans?

Im new here, glad to be a part of the group. im looking for a few sets of plans for a gun cabinet. 10 guns at least, really have had no luck looking on line. if anyone could help me out that would be great thanks

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Im new here, glad to be a part of the group. im looking for a few sets of plans for a gun cabinet. 10 guns at least, really have had no luck looking on line. if anyone could help me out that would be great thanks

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Welcome Ryan, a google search turned up quite a few hits. I think many folks have moved away from display cabinets and racks for guns. Not the most secure way having them on display. I've seen a lot of empty, smashed gun cabinets...
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I have realized this as well. But I have recently acquired a nice barn find of old growth red oak. I plan on milling that down to make it out of. It's going to be setup with solid doors, and be secured like fort Knox. I want to build it just because really,that and it's not going to be much of a display thing. More or less my eyes only. I tried looking on Google but I don't have the patience to sift through all the junk on the internet. I'm not real good with computers and such.
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Have a real nice board that will become a table.
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Have a real nice board that will become a table.
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I have realized this as well. But I have recently acquired a nice barn find of old growth red oak. I plan on milling that down to make it out of. It's going to be setup with solid doors, and be secured like fort Knox. I want to build it just because really,that and it's not going to be much of a display thing. More or less my eyes only. I tried looking on Google but I don't have the patience to sift through all the junk on the internet. I'm not real good with computers and such.
A little patience goes a long way, if you are on the internet, you need to learn to be better with computers, so much at your finger tips.

I literally took 45 seconds and looked through google images of "gun cabinet plans" and saw some really cool ideas, hidden compartments, different methods of storing guns out of sight in the cabinet, etc. So it would behoove you to do some looking.

Otherwise someone here might come along and feed you some info, but around here we always ask folks to invest some effort...
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I'm always looking. Just haven't found the right sites that actually have good plans or good links.
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There is a subforum with hints, tips, and how to threads for this sight...

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f33/
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I have not given this much thought but....

I haven't thought much about this, but I would build an Armoire or standing wardrobe with a false back. The gun racks would slide out from the sides, looking like another raised panel. Clothing would store in front of the false back on a rod like a closet rod. No one would know what is really is .....hidden in plain sight.

Other gun hiding ideas are racks that slide out into the room on large moldings. If you just want to build a beautiful cabinet and store your guns inside, there are zillions of ideas for those on the net or in actual furniture store. Go in person, take photos and measurements with permission of course.

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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specfic. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo
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Welcome aboard.

How about a coffee table with hidden compartment for your weaponry?
I think you need at least ten posts before you can post pics.
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I don't think of that one.
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The difference between a 'gun cabinet" and a 'cabinet" is what you put in it. Googling for 'display cabinet' will likely feed you more plans than you could imagine, assuming that somehow 'gun cabinet plans' didnt return half a million results.

Heck, its a box with a fancy name. Live a little, draw up your own plans! :D

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Speaking from experience, cabinets are not secure against theft. Suggestions for hidden compartments would have merit as thieves don't want to spend time looking for guns or other valuables. This info is from our retired county sheriff. You might consider a safe or heavy steel locker and enclose it in a cabinet.
Also, take pictures of your guns, record a detailed description of them, just in case. Give the photos and information to your insurance agent as proof of having them. We had to sue our insurance company as they claimed we didn't have the guns on the claim!
IF they are stolen, you might be able to get them back due to them being entered into a database by the local law enforcement agency. I heard of one fellow who got a gun back 20 years after it was stolen. However, this was a rare instance. Mine have been gone since March, 1970. Old guns without serial numbers, according to a local gunsmith, are not recoverable and will be destroyed. He tried to buy a rare gun from the BATFE that was recovered in a raid. He even offered to put a serial number on it and give it to them. They turned him down and a piece of history was lost.

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