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Here are a couple of shots of the finished gun rack.
I decided that the Liquid nail just was not going to work, so I dug it out and filled the cavities with wood glue, then drove a piece of dowel it to them. I center drilled the dowel and after putting lots of glue on the end of the collars that I made around the legs, I tightened them all the way up.
I think the dowel expanded a bit as I drove the 3 inch screw in to them, so that tightened them up even better.
I feel that they will hold.
What are your thought about mounting this to the guys wall. He has a two story house so the studs should be on 16 " centers and the rack is 24 inches wide.
I am leaning towards two screws at the top and two in side the little ammo cabinet.
I plan to carve two small 3 D stars and place them over the screws on the exposed top portion.
It will have two pump 12 gages on it so that should hold it up there pretty good.
Let me know what you think. I have a few days until I plan to deliver it.
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Very nice, David. The star really makes a nice focal point.

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Dave if wall placement isn't critical then I would try and line up with studs. If you can't then this type 1/8" LONG DRIVE HOLLOW WALL ANCHOR | Allied Bolt Products LLC is my favorite wall anchor where you are only through the drywall. The others will probably hold well enough since 90% of the weight is straight down but I like the insurance that this type anchor gives you as it spreads like a butterfly toggle does but with a much smaller hole and the sharp point allows you to drive them in instead of having to drill.

I like the theme of the rack a lot and you did a bang up job on that star. That isn't an easy shape to make and do well.

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Very nice, David. The star really makes a nice focal point.
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I would put a mirror in the middle section. Then you could make a strong cross bar from side to side and screw through that. With the mirror on sticky pads, there would be no evidence of fixings, and the reflection of the guns would give depth to it.

I think you should NOT fix through the top, however good you try to hide the screws the eye will be taken away from the star. If the mirror doesnt appeal. fix through the sides so that the guns hide the screws as much as possible.
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Dave if wall placement isn't critical then I would try and line up with studs. If you can't then this type 1/8" LONG DRIVE HOLLOW WALL ANCHOR | Allied Bolt Products LLC is my favorite wall anchor where you are only through the drywall. The others will probably hold well enough since 90% of the weight is straight down but I like the insurance that this type anchor gives you as it spreads like a butterfly toggle does but with a much smaller hole and the sharp point allows you to drive them in instead of having to drill.

I like the theme of the rack a lot and you did a bang up job on that star. That isn't an easy shape to make and do well.
Thanks Charles. That star gave me the most problems. Most of which I brought on my self. My wife says I am my worst critic. Every time I assembled it, I found it to be slightly out of shape and did some fine adjustments to it. I finally just glued it on.

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I would put a mirror in the middle section. Then you could make a strong cross bar from side to side and screw through that. With the mirror on sticky pads, there would be no evidence of fixings, and the reflection of the guns would give depth to it.

I think you should NOT fix through the top, however good you try to hide the screws the eye will be taken away from the star. If the mirror doesnt appeal. fix through the sides so that the guns hide the screws as much as possible.
Those are some very good ideas. I have been tossing around carving out two small ( about 1 inch) 3D stars to cover the screw holes. If I counter sink the screws and add a small piece of dowel to the back of the stars to fit in the counter sink hole, that should not take too much away from the large star.

I am not seeing what you mean by the cross bar. Can you draw that out for me?
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+1 ,
The star makes it for me
The 3D star was always something that I had wanted to include in the build. Plus the deer feet. As a matter of fact, I have never met the guy that ordered this rack. All he said was he had two shot guns and ask if I could build a gun rack for them.
I mentioned to Sandra, that if when I get there with it, he has a hissy fit over the killing of poor little Bambie. I'll sent the rack to my brother in law in northern Wisconsim, he shoots deer off his back porch.
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