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Ammo Storage Shelf Project

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by TDog, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. TDog

    TDog Hillsboro Member

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    I found this idea online (google ammo can storage shelf) and customized it for my needs. I thought I would share this as it is fun, easy and cheap to do. I used basic tools such as a power miter saw, skill saw, hammer, tape measure, speed square, finish nail punch and a putty knife. It is made from 2x4's, pine boards and a 5mm underlayment backing (all bought at Home Depot). I am planning on putting cabinet doors on the front soon. It will hold 4 of the ammo cans shown across each shelf. I guess i need to get some more ammo cans! Anybody else have ammo storage shelfs/ cabinet projects that they would like to share?

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  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Looks great.

    I am lazy and untalented at such things so I got the gray plastic honeycomb shelving at Home Depot. It can hold about a third the weight of metal shelving which isn't bad. Avoid the black shelving. It is too wimpy for the weight of ammo.

    Put heavy stuff toward the supports on the outside and light stuff in the center.

    No comparison to your nice wood shelves in terms of looks or quality though. If you ever make those for others I'd be interested. Especially if it can hold the weight of 12 full ammo cans.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/100006...d=10051&N=5yc1vZc2mm&R=100006678#.USlcY2c6ogo
     
  3. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Awesome Dude!
     
  4. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Good job. I'm not brave enough to put my full ammo cans on anything other than the floor under my reloading bench. A 50 cal ammo can full of 45ACP is fookin' heavy!!!

    But this may serve as an inspiration for me to get off my duff and make something like this with my band saw and arc welder.
     
  5. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    My wife said this to me too. Then I pointed out that there was no problem with the old Waterbed. Want to talk heavy?


    This storage cabinet looks great. Got just the place in my garage for it. I'll be able to take at least 4-5 fully loaded 50 cal boxes out from under the rear seat in my truck. :cool::cool:
     
  6. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    50 cal in the truck? Got a M107 in the rifle rack?
     
  7. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    I have been using an old Stack-on gun safe. Build shelving on the inside. Have it mounted to the wall and locked.

    In these days, ammo is worth almost as much as the gun anymore!!
     
  8. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    here's my storage solution
     
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  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    It is cool and looks very nice, I guess I just dont understand why. They are meant to be stacked on top of each other in the first place. Second for the same amount of space the shelf takes you could stack cans 5 high vs 3.
     
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    I picked up a nice oak file cabinet, took the file rails out & reinforced the bottom of each drawer with 3/4 plywood! It is very strong & the wife likes it because she doesn't have to look at the ammo cans.
     
  11. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    My wife has a walk in closet where I dont have to look at her shoes. She let me build my rolling ammo pallet and keep it in my closet so she doesnt have to know how much ammo I'm not letting her look at:)
     
  12. TDog

    TDog Hillsboro Member

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  13. beavernation

    beavernation Canby Active Member

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    Looks great Tdog!!.....There is something simple and enjoyable about building something w/ your hands. I love simple "organizational" projects. My only suggestion is add some heavy duty casters and make it portable as it will never be located in the "perfect" spot. I wouldn't hesitate one bit to put 12-15 full cans on their as properly assembled wood is so much stronger than most people think.........
     
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  14. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Looks really good! Don't forget, once you put the doors on to put a sign on the front that says "old magazines", or "tax law books" to deter looters :)

    When I moved last, I hired movers... I put 50 cal ammo cans into cardboard boxes and then stuffed those into milk crates. All of the boxes were marked "books". Funny how they all showed up at my new place without a lot of fuss (except for rabid complaints about weight)
     
  15. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    that looks great, stain it!