Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Folding rifle rack

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by spleify, Jan 27, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. spleify

    spleify Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Colorado
    Well I am not done with these yet but I think they turned out so good I just had to post up some pics of it so far. I made two so far and I already had a buddy ask me to make him a smaller one so I am gonna made one that fill hold 8 total, 4 on each side. These ones will hold 16 rifle, 8 on each side.

    I still need to sand them and stain and clear them and I will add some felt on the bottom and in the cut outs on top.

    35W x 32H x 7D

    I will post more pics as I complete these


    IMG_6724.jpg

    IMG_6725.jpg

    IMG_6726.jpg

    IMG_6727.jpg

    IMG_6728.jpg

    IMG_6729.jpg

    IMG_6730.jpg
     
  2. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,961
    Location:
    Near Camp Perry
    I like it
     
  3. desidog

    desidog Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,338
    I like it too.

    Maybe a 1/2-round down on the outer edge of the lower cross-piece to retain butts better?

    And some felt, or perhaps some of that rubber weather stripping stuff as a bumper...
     
  4. hogshead

    hogshead Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    987
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Sweet!
     
  5. spleify

    spleify Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Colorado
    Thanks folks. Yes I will be putting felt on the them too. I was hoping to get time today to work o them guy I got tied up at work.
     
  6. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,060
    Location:
    The Old Dominion
    ...but does it hold guns?

    Like seeing a commercial for an empty pickup truck.
    Put something on it!
     
  7. hq

    hq Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,151
    Location:
    Finland
    Very nice! I've been looking for a solution like this for a while. Mind if I call my soon-to-follow (non-commercial) reproductions "Spleify Racks"? :)

    Guns hanging from coat hangers, trophy antlers, lighting fixtures etc. have been a constant problem for several years when we've had around 10 people hunting grouse and everybody wants to bring a shotgun AND a rifle.
     
  8. Kinnison342

    Kinnison342 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Illinois
    Suggestion

    What about putting a pair of step ladder spreaders to hold and lock it apart?
     
  9. MOCOS

    MOCOS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    nice design...think it needs to beefed up a bit...16 rifles at 8-10 pounds each will really put those hinges to the test and the chains should be a solid piece to both keep the racks moving....the workmanship shows you're an accomplished cabinet maker?
     
  10. Geno
    • Contributing Member

    Geno Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    15,217
    That looks sharp. I've always liked to do wood working. I agree with the previous observations about the hinges. I like piano hinges, because the stress is distributed across all of the width. Then again, I tend to "over-build". Too, the ladder spreader/lock might work more effective when under full-load.

    By the way, my birthday is coming up in May...hint. :eek:

    Geno
     
  11. Well Now

    Well Now Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    94
    Location:
    The other side of the tracks
    You'll have to have a few of them. One to hold your rifles and shotguns, the other put mesh on it for a brass catcher.
     
  12. spleify

    spleify Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Colorado
    Thanks for the kind words folks. The ladder spreaders, or locking hing type was actually in my original design but I could not find them anywhere. If anyone has advice where to get them, let me know.

    I am not at all concerned about the weight on this. It is very beefy and sturdy. Might not look like it in the pics, but she aint going anywhere.

    I love the name "Spleify Racks" I may have to use that name!!

    Thanks again for the kind words and advice.
     
  13. travisd

    travisd Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    333
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Last time I was at Scheels they had a rack that looks just like that with some rifles on it. Anyways looks pretty good.
     
  14. Mauser lover

    Mauser lover Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    969
    Location:
    SD!
    ummmm, could you take them off of a beat up ladder? Or maybe check a garage sale? (for a beat up ladder)
     
  15. xfyrfiter

    xfyrfiter Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    726
    Location:
    NW New Mexico
    Woodworkers supply (chest lid supports)
     
  16. edwin41

    edwin41 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Messages:
    225
    Location:
    holland
    very sweet !
    i like this sort of home made things with a clever design.
    im currently trying to make a gunrest wich will be used to sight in rifles.
    i will put some pics on this forum when i completed it !

    keep up the good work , it sure beats the television don t it ? :D
     
  17. spleify

    spleify Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Colorado
    Ok, finally finished one up. Stained and added felt to it! And cut a "grab handle" in the top middle of it.

    IMG_6805.jpg

    IMG_6806.jpg

    IMG_6807.jpg

    IMG_6808.jpg

    IMG_6809.jpg

    IMG_6810.jpg
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page