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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:46 AM

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I am building floating/concealment shelves, they're constructed out of oak, measure 4" tall x 24" wide x 12" deep, also building them 10" deep. They are secured using a hidden magnetic lock and come with a magnetic you can attach to the bottom of an item to keep hidden but accessible. I have a few completed in a satin black finish ( look sharp and the grain really stands out), as well as can stain them any color you might want. The bottom opens at about 45 degrees for access yet not allowing your gun or other items to fall out, the inside storage free area is aprox. 2 1/2 x18"x8". I've seen some others like these for sale but seems like they're made of pine, or particle board. I prefer to sell to people local so not having to deal with shipping and possible damage during shipping and keeping price low. These are not a replacement for a safe but rather gives you a place to store your pistol, cash or jewelry out of sight but readily accessible when needed. Cost is $150.00 each, I can also make custom sizes. I'm located just west of Naperville. Hopeful the photos attached here, but I've had issues with that previously when placing ads selling gins on here. If you're interested please let me know and I can forward photos directly to your e-mail. I've sold a good amount to friends thru Facebook already and everyone is happy with them. 



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:10 AM

Pretty cool, I must say!  Beats the price I paid through another place.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:37 AM

Shelving designs like this are getting popular.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:50 AM

I assume the picture is upside down and that items e.g. a vase could be placed on top of the shelf.



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:07 AM

Do you have or can you post a link to any other pictures ? I might be interested but I would obviously want to see more pictures of the finished work. 


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 12:58 PM

I just ordered one last week. But i got the RFID lock instead of a mag lock. With the 2 kids i felt it was a better option then any magnet opening the lock. But might get one when i have extra funds again to keep other items in.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:19 PM

Quiet Observer, yep damn image loaded up side down !!

Craig I know what's out there and some of the pricing is a bit goofy and quality not really there.

Hatchet, I was thinking about doing the RFID but then gotta worry about battery and I am old fashion I like mechanical things, less problems especially with 2 kids.

MIC6010 If you want I can e-mail you additional photos directly as well as a short video. I'm also local so if someone was interested to purchase they can swing out and physically see shelf and really see the quality, I've built a lot of furniture and such over the years and am a trim carpenter by trade and take pride in my work. Anyone interested my direct e-mail is  jcmattony@aol.com and my phone is 847-417-8575.

 

I'll try to post more photos but the site is a bit hard to get photos to post in general.



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:37 PM

Do these hang on slotted shelf brackets or something nicer that matches the wood?  The track system in the photo is what I would be trying to avoid.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 03:48 PM

TRJ,    no these are a "floating "shelf. You attach directly to wall. I recommend at least 1 screw into a stud and then use 1 or 2 "toggle" type fasteners. I usually use plastic toggles called Pop-Toggle, they hold up to 60 lbs. per anchor and are available at Home Depot. If you want e-mail me for more photos, my e-mail in in this thread.



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:00 PM

I got some pictures from the builder of these. Maybe these will help prospective buyers.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

Nice work!  

 

How about replacing the chains with struts like on rear windows of SUVs, etc...  something like this if you can find one in the correct length:   https://www.ebay.com...15559863?chn=ps


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:44 AM

TRJ, thank you help posting photos !!

 

Carry, I was thinking about those but not easy to locate correctly sized down opening strut plus they're not inexpensive to buy and might kill the price point for this item. I'm old school and like mechanical things that can not go bad and wanted immediate access so the chain worked best, actually you're the first to not like the chain.

 

The finish on each is sprayed and nice and smooth !!



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:14 AM

Very nice looking product. I have to ask what your material cost is because I can't believe you are making much margin on them at $150 each (which is a good thing). Also have you thought about say putting some into LGS on consignment? 



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:57 AM

Very nice looking item.



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:46 PM

Interesting.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:51 PM

I have secret compartments built all over in my place with a number of easily accessible weapons in just about every room. I like this concept.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:53 PM

I have secret compartments built all over in my place with a number of easily accessible weapons in just about every room. I like this concept.

 

Can you remember them all?



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

 

I have secret compartments built all over in my place with a number of easily accessible weapons in just about every room. I like this concept.

 

Can you remember them all?

 

 

I have a frighteningly good memory. I also regularly check them, do quick-open checks whenever I enter the room and no one is there, to reinforce the information in my mind to habituate myself to doing so unconsciously, so I will react that way under duress.

 

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"A well educated Media, being necessary for the preservation of a free State, the right of the people to keep and read books, shall not be infringed."

 

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary for the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

 

Who gets to keep and read books? The Media? Or is it the People?

 

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“Hatred is the sharpest sword; the desire for peace is armor made of willow leaves in the face of an enemy who despises you, as neither alone will stop a strike that is aimed at your neck.” —Samurai proverb
 
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” —Robert Heinlein
 
“I reserve the right to take any action necessary to maintain the equilibrium in which I've chosen to exist.” —Me
 
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:31 AM

EdScubaDVR, my material costs are about $70- $75 each. no I don't really make much on them considering they take around 4 - 4 1/2 hours each to build and apply finish. I'm a contractor with my trade being trim carpentry, I looked at what was out there, the comments regarding the quality and felt I can offer better quality at an affordable price plus be local so if someone is interested they can put their hands on them and see the quality rather than ordering something on line and being disappointed when it arrives.

 

I was thinking about checking with a few gun shops about if they'd be interested in placing in shop on consignment but just haven't had the time. I've sold a dozen in about a 2 1/2 week period and everyone loves them. I also originally built for my own home but get enjoyment from building them. ( not sure how long that will last but it's still cold out so working in the heated garage on them is fine with me ! )



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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:07 AM

So I visited Jeff’s house yesterday and bought a shelf. Beautiful, very high quality oak. Will mount it later this week. If you want one, I recommend buying one before he raises the price. $150 is way to cheap for these.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:31 AM

Just wanted to let everyone know I'll be out at the Kane County Sportsman Show ( gun show) April 14th. selling the Oak concealment shelves. If you're out there stop by and take a look, I'll bringing about 20 of them out to sell. I've really had a lot of positive feedback and comments from people and feel pretty confident to sell out. As the weather warms up I'm going to take a break from building them and will probably resume back in fall/ winter. Hope to meet some of ya out there !!



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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:39 AM

OK guys, I'll be set up at the Kane county sport show tomorrow 4/14 at the Kane county fairgrounds with the concealment shelving. come on out and take a look if you're in the area !!



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:51 AM

Met Jeff at Kane county sportsman show, those shelves are "GREAT" very well made, look great.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:15 AM

Would you happen to be going to the NRA convention in Indy?


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 06:35 AM

No to Indy, I'd rather stay local.






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