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    Built-in cabinet?

    I was hoping somebody here may have some advice; I'd like to make some sort of 'built-in' rifle storage. Rather than have either one large or a couple of small cabinets, I'd like to fabricate something into the alcoves beside the chimney. The walls are all load bearing. Has anyone done this already? It would future proof my requirements and allow for a reasonable amount of room for the rifles / guns to avoid them being bashed together. I have about 1100mm between chimney breast and wall.
    i imagine fabricating it from at least 2mm mild steel sheet.
    ideas, especially from anyone has done this, would be appreciated.
    thanks, Rupert

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    Yes. I have two cabinets, side by side, in a brick alcove that was a sort of bulit in wardrobe. I measured the spaces, had a cabinet made to measure as a slide in fit and then bolted them in. Two, side by side. I have kept the original wooden door to the built in wardrobe and if wanted could in fact hide the cabinets by a sliding door or somesuch.

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    Hi Enfieldspares, thank you. Do you have a photo you could show me please?

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    Make a door and frame to fit the gap you could put a nice hardwood front to it.
    i made one out of 60mm x40mm for the frame then 25mm box for the door then welded 2mm sheet to that, two ways really. Fit the sheet inset into the box to fit wood flush or just fit the sheet and paint, atb Wayne
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    Thanks Wayne, I think your advice is good. Just need to get some decent locks too. Also, did you hinge your door with a big pin type of device? I guess that would need to be concealed and impossible to cut from the outside. Thanks, Rupert

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    Hi Rupert, you could use weld able backflap hinges or go with bright bar with tube, here's a picture making up a frame, the bright bar is simple to do 10mm or 12mm will be adequate with tubing to suite most steel stockholders will do what you ask for. Hinges I used gun cabinet locks these are not expensive and you will find them online at a lock merchants don't buy them from anywhere else you will get your leg lifted.


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