Wood gun cabinet plans are online at Popular Mechanics, Lee'sWoodProjects.com and The Design Confidential. Popular Mechanics' plans call for upper and lower cases to hold long arms and pistols, while locking drawers contain supplies and ammunition. Halogen lamps illuminate the cases
Building the Popular Mechanics plans requires advanced woodworking skills. Photos accompany some of the instructions. Solid cherry and cherry plywood are needed. Other materials include door pulls, drawer slides, hinges and green felt.
The text-based plans at Lee'sWoodProjects.com describe a locking cabinet that displays six rifles and has two drawers for smaller items and materials. The required lumber is cherry and birch. A do-it-yourselfer needs several types of tools for the project, including radial arm and table saws, a framing square, clamps, a planer and a boring machine.
The printable plans at The Design Confidential are for an Amish-inspired gun cabinet. It has long locking drawers only with no display case. Some of the steps in the plan have accompanying illustrations. An introduction offers suggestions for new woodworkers, such as where to find information about tools and finishing tips. The estimated cost to build the cabinet is $100 to $150 as of 2015. Lumber requirements include lauan or hardboard, plywood and a few different sizes of boards.