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teamluhnacy
11-05-2009, 10:35 AM
Built this guy last year after looking at a bunch of pallets laying around the office. The beauty is you don't have to be that careful with the wood the more worn it looks the better.

http://www.teamluhnacy.com/photos/guncab.jpg
http://www.teamluhnacy.com/photos/guncab2.jpg

engine4on
11-05-2009, 10:36 AM
Very nice...did you burn the wood / stain / or both?

Triple 7
11-05-2009, 10:46 AM
nice, I started to make one like that one time but I lost interest. You did a really nice job on this.

twistedmidnite
11-05-2009, 10:47 AM
That's nice, is it possible for you to go into a lil more detail on how you built it?

teamluhnacy
11-05-2009, 11:06 AM
Most of the work is in pulling the pallets apart with destroying the length of the boards.

I basically built a frame out of the 2x4 portions of the pallet. And then used the 1x4 boards to cover the outer edges. It's built in two pieces. Its kind of hard to tell but the ceilings in this room are 11ft so this guy ended up being just over 8ft tall. I used a finish nailer so they went on pretty quick. I also built a desk for the office/hunting room out of pallets that turned out really nice. I'll get some photos of it when I get the room cleaned up a bit. I put quite a bit of work into both of them but it was worth it in the end. I love the rustic look.

The wood was burnt some around the edges and then stained. I used a light oak stain that a friend had left over from his house but it turned out to be darker than I had intended. It gives it a little more finished look and seals the wood a little. I think it would look great without the stain as well. When you don't stain the wood have a lot a variences in wood color which can be very cool. If I had it to do over I would probably stain it with a clear or very light stain to preserve the natural colors of the wood but hey it was free.

The glass was cut at Lowe's and I got some images I liked from the internet and vectorized them (this was tedious) with Adobe Illustratror. I then took them to a friend who has a decal business. He had some left over glass bead vinyl he used on a store front one time. We reverse cut the decals and laid them on the inside of the glass so unless you are really looking hard it looks like frosted glass. Found the hardware on www.directfrommexico.com they have some really cool rustic hardware that is perfect for furniture like this.

When I first told the wife hey I'm gonna built a gun cabinet out of pallets she laughed and said where are gonna put it (as if I would have to leave the hideous piece of furniture out in the garage) now shes loves it because everyone that comes over ews and aws over it.

rynolandscaping
11-05-2009, 11:16 AM
Very nice....

PROLINE19
11-05-2009, 11:27 AM
very nice work

Britt
11-05-2009, 11:30 AM
Looks great. Never would have guessed it was out of pallets.

Stros
11-05-2009, 11:56 AM
very nice work

jackh
11-05-2009, 12:00 PM
that looks awesome

bowhunter08
11-05-2009, 12:46 PM
Very Nice

Reaper33
11-05-2009, 12:53 PM
That looks great i love the look!!!

hotdog
11-05-2009, 03:50 PM
Nice job !!

bowd up
11-05-2009, 06:48 PM
looks good

jfox
11-05-2009, 06:51 PM
Looks good

rbridges00
11-06-2009, 06:47 AM
That's sweet!

Tom Kidwell
11-06-2009, 07:24 AM
Fine job!

shilohman
11-06-2009, 01:28 PM
Great job

Texastaxi
11-06-2009, 01:38 PM
Very resourceful ... I like it!
After the third time looking at it, I just noticed the bottom piece is the 2x4 piece complete with the fork notches!

Great work.

LWArchery
11-06-2009, 01:45 PM
dude that is cool

MEsquivel
11-06-2009, 02:16 PM
great job!

geauxgruene
11-06-2009, 05:02 PM
Good work. Did the finish nailer shoot through that hard oak OK?

blacksunshine
11-06-2009, 05:28 PM
<Borat voice>Very Nice</Borat voice>

tbryant
11-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Nice!!

Brannon74
11-07-2009, 09:39 AM
that is great. you got skillz.

FattLip
11-07-2009, 09:48 AM
Good job looks nice!

Rakkasan2187
11-07-2009, 10:33 AM
really cool.

TXArrowSlinger
11-07-2009, 11:33 AM
Man that looks sweet! Good Job!

windwalker
11-07-2009, 01:45 PM
Thats agreat lookin gun case

Moengo
11-08-2009, 03:13 PM
A very nice looking gun case...you done good!!

fulldraw_529
11-08-2009, 06:29 PM
very nice, I wish I had skills like that. Just out of curiousity how many pallets did it take?

dswaim
11-09-2009, 09:32 AM
great work...

kashmore
11-09-2009, 10:44 AM
i never thought about that! its cheap and looks nice

SCobraVT99
11-15-2009, 04:04 PM
looks awesome :)

bowhuntertex
11-15-2009, 06:24 PM
that is sweet....nice job.......

lotsofshots
11-15-2009, 09:39 PM
Wow, man. Too cool. Too cool.

TxAg
11-15-2009, 10:25 PM
That's awesome. You've got some skills.

J-flo9
11-15-2009, 10:32 PM
Thats some sick work brother

JEW
11-15-2009, 11:33 PM
Nice job

sky6150
11-15-2009, 11:48 PM
Now thats a darn good way too use pallets. I stack mine up front of the shop and they disappear. Thanks, they will soon be stacked in the back. Will let u know what becomes of my pile,

Smart
11-16-2009, 12:02 AM
Mad skills...mad skills!!!

teamluhnacy
11-16-2009, 12:17 PM
very nice, I wish I had skills like that. Just out of curiousity how many pallets did it take?

I think somewhere around 20-25. I didn't really keep track.

teamluhnacy
11-16-2009, 12:19 PM
Good work. Did the finish nailer shoot through that hard oak OK?

Yep. Had no problems with the nailer other than occasionally my aim got off. But thats the great thing about working with distressed wood, if you shoot a nail through in the wrong spot just pull it out and you can never tell. Its full of holes already so no harm done.

whitetailslayer
11-16-2009, 10:35 PM
Great lookin' piece! I really love the rustic furniture look.

rzrbak
11-17-2009, 07:18 AM
;)b ;)b ;)b

masters75
11-22-2009, 09:39 PM
Nice job!!!!

T H C
11-24-2009, 12:26 AM
You sir, have talent.;)b

I can barely build a fire with a pallet. LOL

Jed

Iced Down
11-24-2009, 08:44 AM
Looks really good.

waterhound
11-24-2009, 10:37 PM
thats freaking bad a**

shark
11-27-2009, 11:38 PM
I really like the gun cabinet!!!

jmscalf
11-30-2009, 09:31 AM
Nice!

saeldredjr
11-30-2009, 12:02 PM
that is awsome! great work

True Texan
11-30-2009, 01:57 PM
It looks fantastic, good job!

Landrover
11-30-2009, 02:01 PM
mad skillz!

MarkV
11-30-2009, 02:38 PM
Thats pretty awesome. I would also like to see the desk you made.

bobbyn
11-30-2009, 03:14 PM
nice job!

Honky_Tonk
11-30-2009, 03:41 PM
Excellent Job!!!

UNCLETUNA
12-01-2009, 09:25 PM
Thats sweet!

switchback
12-02-2009, 12:18 AM
Nice piece. How about the measurements (width, height and depth of both pieces).

spoter59
12-02-2009, 03:31 PM
very cool

badkarma
03-31-2010, 01:13 PM
did we ever get to see the desk made of pallets. I would love to see the finished works. Great job.

ty729
03-31-2010, 11:07 PM
I have between 80-100 pallets behind my building if anyone wants them for a project like this.

Free!

Come and get them in the NW Dallas/Farmers Branch area.

Swampa
03-31-2010, 11:23 PM
That's sweet.

txhunter
04-01-2010, 11:40 AM
Dude, you have some serious skills. Great job!

D u s t y
04-02-2010, 12:01 AM
Very nice work

Hamburgler
04-02-2010, 10:59 PM
Looks great.

mnsmokepole
04-03-2010, 05:19 PM
Good job!

*DW*
04-03-2010, 07:10 PM
Looks nice.

postman
04-04-2010, 05:05 AM
Bet that sucker is heavy, pallets are generallly made of oak..I have used them myself.....nice job.

medic40
04-11-2010, 07:48 PM
So much talent, so little time> great job man!

muley4x4
04-12-2010, 11:11 AM
Man that looks really good. Wish I had a creative side like that!

eljefe
04-12-2010, 09:09 PM
looks great

RandyL
04-12-2010, 09:18 PM
Very nice. I like it!

bloodbought
04-12-2010, 09:27 PM
That is awesome. Great job.

Bowhica
04-14-2010, 07:56 AM
Thats pretty awesome. I would also like to see the desk you made.

X2!! ;)b

Good looking project!!

Hey Captain crafty, I have some old steel in the garage, you want to make me a 4 wheeler? :D

Legdog
04-14-2010, 09:06 AM
Win!

63elmoe
04-15-2010, 09:35 PM
pretty a gun cabinet as i ever seen

poisonivie
04-28-2010, 05:13 PM
Great job.

HNT ETX
04-29-2010, 11:45 AM
I'm jealous!

TX-DLG
07-10-2010, 04:05 PM
looks great

Dieselman
07-10-2010, 04:56 PM
Nice Job.. Looks great !

*DW*
07-10-2010, 05:26 PM
Nice work.