Zone #29 - Simple Rifle Rack - Page 1
new C&R hobby has caused an over-flow
situation on my gun safe. I had been just
stacking them in closets, but knew that
was a temporary stop-gap measure. It was
time to build a rifle rack.
I didn't want anything fancy, just something
to keep them from leaning on each other
and scratching them up.
I noticed that I had a 5 foot section of
wall in my computer room between the bookcase
and the corner that would be just right
for a rifle rack.
I decided yesterday to build a rack and
did so in a couple of hours with some scrap
started out with the base, which I made
from a 2 X 6.
I wanted the finished length to be 5 feet,
so, knowing that it would have two ends
made with 3/4 inch stock, I cut the base
to 58 1/2 inches long.
I then rounded the front ends.
then cut the two end pieces from 3/4 inch
I tapered them from 4 inches at the bottom
to 2 inches at the top, and rounded off
I attached them to the ends of the 2 X 6
with drywall screws in pre-drilled and countersunk
Here's the bottom.
The top rest for the rifles was made from
a scrap piece of 1 inch lumber and ended
up 2 1/4 inches wide and 58 1/2 inches long
to match the base.
drilled a 1/2 inch hole every 4 inches,
1/2 inch deep.
I then cut 14 dowels, 3 1/2 inches long
and glued them in the holes.
the finished project.