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Offline Ari24

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Picture frame cabinet
« on: June 26, 2013, 11:19:21 AM »
I was inspired by what Magnus had done so decided to try to put a similar display cabinet together.  I don't qualify as a rough carpenter let alone a cabinet maker so bear with me.

I started with a frame from IKEA -

this one happens to be 70 x 120 cm.

I used some 2x2s as spacers -

then cut a piece of peg board to the inside dimensions and fixed it to the wall -

and then attached the spacers around the peg board -

Not being a carpenter I neglected to make sure the spacers were all the same thickness and had to take this one off and plane it down -

a section of piano hinge to attach the frame to the spacer -

and we're done -

difficult to photographer glass without getting a reflection -

The spacers need a coat of paint and I should add a latch to keep the frame closed but otherwise it's an inexpensive place to keep the collection.  A few packs of silica gel will sit on the bottom space to reduce humidity. 

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Re: Picture frame cabinet
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 11:24:24 AM »
Ari24, I think it looks great!  {?|
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Re: Picture frame cabinet
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 02:14:16 PM »
Thanks, Sam.

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Re: Picture frame cabinet
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 08:07:47 PM »
Looks good . . . . .  ;D
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Re: Picture frame cabinet
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 10:45:59 AM »
Looking good Ari24!

It's a nice way to display the guns and also have them easily assessable.

Just a bit of paint/stain on the wood spacer to match the frame and it's top notch!  (T^
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Re: Picture frame cabinet
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 10:45:15 PM »
So, let me get this straight....

You have TWO Rogers & Spencer's? {:(
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Re: Picture frame cabinet
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 04:46:44 AM »
So, let me get this straight....

You have TWO Rogers & Spencer's? {:(

Well, yes.  After much hesitation and deliberation I broke down and got the London Grey from a shop in Poland.  There were cheaper ones advertised in the UK but the cost of export/import licenses would have far exceeded what I paid.  I'm telling myself ( and my wife) that eight are enough.That's all I can fit in the cabinet anyway.

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Re: Picture frame cabinet
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 04:08:11 AM »
What we are dealing with here is a life-time of pent up, unsatisfied demand suddenly given the possibility of being satisfied.  Having been denied access to firearms until recently, I'm now like the kid in the candy store grabbing everything I can.  This includes regular items like a CZ 85 Combat and a S&W K22.