If you’re an avid firearm collector chances are you’ll need somewhere safe to store them. Your trusted duffle bag might have done the job just fine for the last 30-odd years but in terms of safety – it’s time to upgrade. This is where gun cabinet designs come in, as you’ll most likely want a cabinet that’s not only safe but also stylish, similar to a sort of showcase. There are many types of designs to choose from but the number one priority here is to focus on safety and that means keeping it out of the hands of kids and minors. One main feature of many gun cabinet designs a built in safe or at least the ability to store one which would house all your bullets.
Due to the fact that this isn’t your normal everyday cabinet, this will require a specialized approach as well a checklist to be made to make sure you have a good balance between safety and stylish designs. Most common choices of gun cabinet designs are based on wood and glass etching, perfect compliment for your rifles which also have wooden fixtures. The first steps to follow would be the following which are of utmost importance:
- What firearms and guns do you own and how many?
- How much space will you need?
- Will you be needing locks for securing your firearms and guns?
- How many compartments are necessary? Do you need to store bullets and any other accessories that go together with your collection like cleaning materials
- Do you want Glass Etching designs like scenery to compliment the cabinet overall?
- What type of woods would suit your firearms; cherry, dark oak, walnut or just plain oak
- Do you want electric light fixtures built into the gun cabinet design?
Attention To Detail
If you hire a contractor or company to design your gun cabinet they need to know specific dimensions so be sure to let them know how much space you need and how many firearms you have. This process is slightly similar to custom home closet designs in where there’s more attention paid to detail in the overall layout. If you have extra accessories you might want to consider drawers to store them in as this will give the cabinets an organized un-cluttered feel. When it comes to the glass you might want to look into glass etching as this will truly give it that unique authentic look and if your gun cabinet is going to be somewhere like the lounge or study then you’ll want it to compliment the room too. Consider glass etching designs like scenery of forests or jungles with animals. Depending on whether you hunt or not you choices here are abundant, choose from deer to buck, bears or even tigers, I think you get the idea.
Of the many different kinds of designs the best and most common are usually wall mounted wood or glass cabinets. These are practical and very efficient so you might want to consider some interesting wood carvings to spruce it up after all you want your gun cabinet designs to look stunning for many years to come.