People have many hobbies. Some love collecting stamps while some collect books, some also love collecting guns. If you are one of them then the collection should be kept in the display cabinets or showcases where others can see them and it would easy to maintain them as well. Constructing a gun cabinet requires a lot of advanced woodworking skills and proper tools. However, with some basic knowledge and easy-to-read guide can help you complete the project on your own.
2. Gather necessary tools and materials.
A good, solid gun cabinet is something that any firearm owner should consider. They offer many advantages over other popular gun storage methods, and can also add aesthetic appeal to a room in your home.
If you plan to keep your guns in the living room where they are seen as soon as someone enters the house, you may want to get a cabinet that will protect them from thieves. It is better to get a cabinet with unbreakable glass and a good locking system in order to maximize safety. Of course, if you are going to keep guns in your house, you need to have a good burglar alarm/security system installed.
6. And finally, there will be a huge range of options on the style, design and size of the actual cabinet, along with the materials it incorporates, so you need to select a cabinet for your own personal preferences, whether they have a leaning towards aesthetics, security or adequate storage capacity.
3. Whether the plan is available in paper form and/or as a file download e.g. as a PDF document. If the latter is an option, you’ll be able to get hold of your plan immediately after purchase, and there’s no chance the plans will be lost in the post. The other option is the ability to print the plans off online, but of course you’ll need a decent printer to ensure all the instructions are fully legible.
Yes, getting metal-framed cabinets or etched glass cabinets may be more stylish and more modern than getting wood gun cabinets. But for that same reason, you should get wooden cabinets for your guns because aesthetically, wood really compliments guns. Think about it: most probably, you collect guns because you occasionally go hunting in the woods. And when you do, you stay in a log cabin. Despite being made of wood which is something biodegradable, this log cabin is probably older than your collection and in some instances, it might even be older than you. So in terms of lifespan, wood really outmatches metal, glass or plastic. Metal rusts when exposed to the harsh weather, glass breaks and is excruciatingly expensive to replace, and plastic is just not right for a gun cabinet. The only enemy you have against wood is termites, but that can be easily fixed by curing the wood with an anti-termite solution.
The only sure way to keep your family safe from firearm – related accidents is to remove all firearms from the home. A secure gun cabinet is just one of several options to improve the safety of your family.
2. Some plans will include the blueprint of each part in full size. This makes it that much easier to size up correctly the various components of the cabinet. In fact, you can measure and trace direct from the blueprint if you want.
Parents can under estimate their child’s ability to gain access to firearms in the home or, the child’s strength to pull the trigger.