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Advice Non Fac Makeshift Cabinet

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Reece999, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Reece999

    Reece999 Well-Known Member

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    88E4E2DC-9643-4976-AFA5-3B8AC68C87F4.jpeg 5C81AFD7-444E-4EDA-B2EE-424E36AC8084.jpeg 180B89E0-1365-4197-8418-44F95EB94A62.jpeg 1F606BCE-440E-457D-8977-7E3869C76B00.jpeg :up:Just picked this up for £20 off a guy who was having a clear out :thumb:

    I’ve given it a clean and picked up a cheap lock and latch from the local hardware store to keep the little ones out :rolleyes:

    Once I pick up my first air gun I’m planning to take the glass shelves out but maybe leave the top one to store bits and bobs…

    What are your guys thoughts on what I can do to secure my air gun in place when it’s in the cabinet?

    Also… I’m torn between two ideas. Do I put some black card behind the glass door to hide the contents or do I keep it how it is so it’s on display? :shrug:

    Cheers! :D
     
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    Nice cabinet for 20 quid , i could use something like that to display all my shooting trophies .. if i had any :D

    Yep , i would take those lower glass shelves out and leave the guns visible but i dont have young kids and glass doors always concern me around kids .
     
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    As long as it can’t be seen from outside or by casual visitors such as the postman you’ll be fine. You would need a lock to keep youngsters out but extra security isn’t needed but if it makes you happier then go for it. With a glass fronted cabinet there isn’t much you can realistically do.
     
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    If the glass isn't toughened or laminated then i would de-glaze it and put something safer in it's place, for peace of mind where young children are concerned, if young children are not present keep as is.
     
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    Reece999 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your replies, I’ve ordered some clear anti shatter film stuff off good ole eBay. I think you’ll be able to tell but rather that than someone put their hand through it :facepalm:

    I was tempted to just staple gun some wire mesh to the outside but the wife (quite rightly) said it’d look hideous.:rofl:
     
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    Hey @Reece999 , looking good! :thumb:

    I've just done much the same and picked up an oak display cabinet to keep all my kit in one place. Bargain from the local Oak Furniture Land store, 75% off a cabinet that has been on display on the shop floor.


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    I fitted hasps and locks to the front as well as there are children in the house and the cupboard is kept locked at all times, and sealed back up once I have taken out the kit I need.

    Obviously it wouldn't stop a determined thief but it's about taking reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorised access. My children understand gun safety, know never to touch any of my kit and they have zero interest in shooting so I sincerely doubt they would ever touch any of my kit but better safe than sorry! :thumb:

    The doors on this one are toughened glass. I was going to put some stick-on frosted sheeting over it but it looks pretty good sealed up, and it's tucked away in the corner away from windows or where any visitors would be so i've left it as-is for now.

    I've done what you suggested and took out the lower shelves to make space to store the rifles, and kept the top shelf in for the pistol cases and some accessories.

    To keep the rifles in place I cut up a carpet tile to go in the bottom and picked up some foam rifle rack blocks off eBay. The brand is called 'Racknetic' and the blocks have push out inserts for all different shapes/sizes of guns, are sticky backed to attach to anything and come with a magnetic strip for use in gun safes or or leaning against a car on a field trip etc. 2 of those stuck to the back of the cupboard keeps everything nicely in place.

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    Be sure to get some more photos when it's all set up and filled out with your kit :thumb:
     
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    Just after I arrived home with my first two rifles I started fitting a bespoke lockable cupboard inside a cupboard that contains alarm control panel, central heating controls, telephone and audio gubbins (I just call it the electronics cupboard). I'd not even finished that two-rifle store when another rifle appeared. So then I started on another, wider, four-rifle, lockable cupboard at the other end of the electronics cupboard.
    My wife came along, could see what I was doing and said she could have the smaller store for her 'stuff'.
    I'd not finished the four-rifle store when yet another rifle appeared! So, now I'm up to four rifles, and there is another two that I have my eye on.

    I think I'll have to claim back the two-rifle cupboard from my wife.
     
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    They do tend to multiply like that I've found :laff:
     
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    Your setup is impressive, I’m jealous :D

    I’m definitely going to look at some rifle rack blocks and I think a carpet tile or similar is going to find its way into mine too.

    In terms of theft prevention my main security measures are the porch and front door locks, if someone were to get in and wanted the rifle etc they might as well just take the cupboard as well to make the most of the experience :laff:
     
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    Although not particularly hard to remove if someone is determined enough, good secondary security can be put in place using a trigger lock on each rifle :up:
     
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    Reece999 Well-Known Member

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    That’s a good point to be fair
     
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    Where's the envious emoji when you need it!

    I have a 3 gun cabinet stuffed in the garage that will barely fits 2 scoped rifles in it. I can't sit watching telly sipping wine and casting a glance at that fantastic looking arsenal.
     
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