Home Made Gun Rack- Finished Product


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35 Whelen
November 16, 2008, 03:57 PM
For those of following the Home Made Gun Rack thread, I finished and hung one and snapped a couple of pictures to show it as it is intended to be used.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/Done.jpg

Hope someone can use this!
35W

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gunNoob
November 16, 2008, 04:24 PM
looks good!

MT GUNNY
November 16, 2008, 05:02 PM
I like it! What about your pistols?

Wedge
November 16, 2008, 05:35 PM
I like it! What about your pistols?

Belt and holster!

Auburn1992
November 16, 2008, 05:39 PM
nice looking.

Whats that third gun from the left?

Mossberg88
November 16, 2008, 06:33 PM
looks good. personally, i'd put on a coat of varnish.

35 Whelen
November 16, 2008, 07:23 PM
I like it! What about your pistols?

Most pistols stay in the safe 'cept for the one under my matress. If I need one to carry while I'm out working, I usually grab my Rossi 3" 38 Spec. out from under the seat of my pickup and stick it in my waistband.

Whats that third gun from the left?

Third gun from the left is a Mossberg 142-A. It was a Boy Scout Rifle. I found it in a pawn shop several years ago. 3 of my 4 kids learned firearms basics using it. Nice little rifle.

looks good. personally, i'd put on a coat of varnish.

Thanks. I didn't want to use varnish or any other finish because that would take away from the rustic look I was after.
Weathered wood such as I used for this rack is extremely popular around here. People make all kinds of furniture, crafts, and especially picture and mirror frames. A couple of years ago I was able to salvage a lot of old (70+ years) wood from an abandoned farm in Oklahoma. Most of the wood came from the barns and outbuildings. I used the wood in our game room and it looks soooo sweet. I covered the walls with the wood and also used it and some old rusted tin on the ceiling, so when you're in the room you get the feeling of being in a barn.

35W

tn-dave
November 16, 2008, 08:15 PM
I wanna see pics of the barn room..!!

MIL-DOT
November 16, 2008, 08:18 PM
Looks OK, but I think maybe you should saw off that protruding end of the board near the lower right side.:)

35 Whelen
November 16, 2008, 08:46 PM
I wanna see pics of the barn room..!!

tn-dave...You're going to get me in trouble on this one....

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/House/GameRoom5.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/House/GameRoom8.jpg
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/308Scout/House/GameRoom9.jpg

35W

Mossberg88
November 16, 2008, 09:43 PM
+1, see what ya mean.

CZ.22
November 16, 2008, 11:58 PM
Hmm. Add a higher board at the bottom, a loccking crossbar near the top. and a locking drawer at the bottom, and you've got a fairly cost-effective security setup.

Fleetwood_Captain
November 17, 2008, 12:03 AM
Every time I see a gun rack it reminds me of that really cheesy quote from the movie Waynes World..

"I don't own a gun, nonetheless a multitude of guns which would necessitate a rack."

Good work though. Although I think the rustic factor kind of clashes with the modern door and window. Unless of course the rest of the furniture not seen in the photo makes it blend in.

You may want to consider adding a crossbar to prevent the rifles from falling out should someone slam that door.

Props on the barn room.

35 Whelen
November 17, 2008, 12:35 AM
Good work though. Although I think the rustic factor kind of clashes with the modern door and window. Unless of course the rest of the furniture not seen in the photo makes it blend in.

LOL If you only knew...this house is "Deforestation Manor". 12" pine plank flooring, stained pine interior doors, stained pine baseboard, door and window trim, built in oak entertainment center and bookshelves, oak kitchen cabinets, built in computer desk with a stained pine top, etc. The wife and I love wood. And to add to the "rusticness", I'm preparing to rock my fireplace with rock/sandstone off my property. We're also discussing the installation of stained wainscot paneling in the laundry room, so I think it'll be OK. Oh yeah, and I recently completed the construction and installation of stained cedar shutters on all of our windows.

You may want to consider adding a crossbar to prevent the rifles from falling out should someone slam that door.

If you'll take a look at the original thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=406462), you'll see that I designed it specifically so a gun cannot be pulled off the rack when removing the one next to it. In order to remove a gun from the rack, its butt has to be lifted from the "socket" in which it rests. I believe it'd take nothing short of an earthquake for those gun to fall out of the rack.
35W

Samgotit
November 17, 2008, 12:49 AM
"Deforestation Manor"

I laughed so hard, I think let out a few microliters of tinkle.

Great rack design. I think I'm going to steal your intellectual property there. I need a rack to temporarily hold my long guns during those mass cleaning sessions.

JColdIron
November 17, 2008, 10:29 AM
Nice work! Looks like recycled barn wood. We use it alot here at the museum for rustic displays.

If you want to camoflage the cut portions of the wood you can get a light grey stain and hit the areas that had to be cut. We do it all the time.

Beatnik
November 17, 2008, 10:40 AM
I really like the finished look... but for the right side of the buttstock crossbar. It keeps poking me in the eye. Everything else is so well fit and trimmed, I don't think the ragged edge belongs.

'Course, I'm the kind of guy who would have looked at this as an excuse to go buy a dado. It's all personal preference.

How's it fastened? Good ol' glue-and-screw?

tn-dave
November 17, 2008, 01:26 PM
thanks for the pics..!! great looking room. A friend of mine had kitchen cabinets made out of "barn wood" in a house he was renting. Only thing he liked about that house though.....

I've got a few picture frames of this style with autographed B&Ws up in my basement

35 Whelen
November 17, 2008, 07:54 PM
Thanks to all for the compliments.

If you want to camoflage the cut portions of the wood you can get a light grey stain and hit the areas that had to be cut. We do it all the time.

Thanks for the idea JCold. I Googled "Aging wood" and many sites said to put a piece of steel wool or some nails in a container of vinegar. Let it sit for at least 12 hours, cut it 50/50 with water then brush it on the bare wood. All I lack is adding the water and brushing the solution on. Someone else on this forum said to said to mix baking soda and water, brush the solution onto the bare wood, then sit it out in the sun. I may try that too.

I really like the finished look... but for the right side of the buttstock crossbar. It keeps poking me in the eye. Everything else is so well fit and trimmed, I don't think the ragged edge belongs.

LOL you're not the first to mention that.

How's it fastened? Good ol' glue-and-screw?

Yes, screws and glue. Some of this wood is really weathered and somewhat frail, so with anything that is load-bearing, I drilled it for screws and glued it. Then I screwed the whole thing to studs in the wall.

Glad you liked the pics, Dave.
35W

Mud4Brains
April 9, 2009, 09:29 PM
Well, I used your idea and modified it a bit to fit my needs. I thank you for this idea and I hope you don't mind.

Here's a link to the pics of my gun rack:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Mud4Brains/MyGunRack?feat=directlink

I made it a little wider to accommodate 5 guns instead of 4 as I'm building an AR-15 and will need the space. The rack is 3' wide inside the uprights (37 1/2" Overall Width) and 4' Overall Height. I also put a place on the end for my Cold Steel .625 Magnum Big Bore Blow gun, however I think once I mount the rack on the wall, it'll be difficult to get it in the hole. :banghead: I may install a riser of some sort on the rifle shelf so that I can use the hole to hold my slug barrel for my Mossberg.

In addition, I expanded the lower shelf to be 11" deep instead of 5 1/2". Also I think my shelf is a bit taller at 9 1/2". The lip on the front of the lower shelf is a piece of 1x2.

I stained the rack with Minwax Special Walnut. Being a prototype, I just used cheap pine from Home Depot, however I'd really like to make this rack again with oak.

For wall mounting, I intend to cut a 1x8 down to the rack's 37 1/2" width, then rip it right down the middle at a 45 degree angle. One half will mount on the rack with the point of the 45 out, and the other half will mount on the wall with the lower part of the angle on the wall side so all I'll have to do is lift the rack and hang it on the wall mounted board. We have a white board at work that is mounted this way and that white board weighs about 80lbs.

Gamera
April 9, 2009, 09:37 PM
Sweet!

paintballdude902
April 9, 2009, 10:28 PM
can i get a link to the thread where you built it i need one and i like yours :)

Mud4Brains
April 9, 2009, 10:36 PM
Sorry, I didn't actually blog the build, but I'll post plans for it here.

paintballdude902
April 9, 2009, 10:42 PM
awsome thanks it looks great man

35w what is the 3rd rifle to the left of the shotty

Hardtarget
April 10, 2009, 12:48 AM
Had a cousin that lived in the boonies. He had a rack much like yours. He always had a long gun with him and the rack made it easy when he entered the house. I always liked going to see him...brought back good memories. Haven't seen him in twenty years.

Mark

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