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Old April 2, 2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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DIY Wood Pistol Rack - Finish?

Made the decision to pull my pistols out of the egg-crate foam they've been stored in and finally get around to building a pistol rack. I've noticed that most commercial racks use felt or a similar material for resting the pistol on - is there a reason for this? It seems unlikely that bare wood would affect the finish at all.

While on the topic of finishes, do I need to be careful about using stain or poly or anything of the sort? Doesn't seem like it'd be something that would react to gun metal, baring some uncured poly or something like that.

Advice, suggestions or maybe some pre-made plans floating around out there?
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Old April 2, 2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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I make mine out of a 2 X 4. Mark your spaces and cut holes with a Forstner bit, then bandsaw from the edge to the holes. Stand on the 2" side, and place your guns in it. Simple, cheap, and the bare wood won't hurt the finish.
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Old April 7, 2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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Bill DeShivs.....

can you post a picture? thanks
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Old April 8, 2012, 12:42 AM   #4
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Not a very good picture, but I didn't want to take all the guns out.
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Old April 10, 2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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I would avoid using felt or anything like that. My dad built me an oak display case for a couple rifles and lined the barrel hooks with felt. I don't know if it was the type of glue or just moisture wrapped in the felt, but the barrel on a shotgun started to rust where it was touching the felt.
It cleaned up ok, and after treating the felt with some gunstock wax its been fine ever since but it would have been bad if it had gone un-noticed long term.
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Old April 11, 2012, 07:44 AM   #6
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What redneck said. Felt retains moisture and that promotes rust. Leave the wood bare like Bill did.
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Old April 11, 2012, 09:37 AM   #7
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ok, thanks for the pic, good idea.
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Old April 12, 2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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After reading this thread I got inspired and made my own pistol racks. Used some scrap 2x4s and plywood. Notched the 2x4s five times in a foot span and screwed em to the plywood to keep em on their side.
Looks like crap but works great. It made it so I can use less shelves in the safe and they are not banging into each other.
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