Introduction: Wall Mounted Weapon Rack

Cheap alternative to expensive weapons rack.
(gun, many guns that would necessitate an entire rack sword, staff, anything that will fit)

Step 1: Materials

coping saw or jigsaw

drill & bit

counter sink bit

screws (i used 2 1/2" drywall screws)

sander

wood 1 inch thick by 4 inches wide whatever length you need. (10 swords 4 ft long, 3 swords 13 inches long)

paint, or stain

optional leather of felt for scuff-proofing

Step 2: Trace and Cut

trace the templates (overlay for as many or few as you need) cut with jigsaw. Test fit. if more space is needed, trim with coping saw.

Step 3: Drill, Sand and Paint

drill support board if needed (i normally place on on the top, middle and bottom.)

picture of support after finished, it is just left over 1x4 mounted horizontally. drill and counter sink two screws on each side of the rack (outside) into support beams (inside)

paint how you like (black or red lacquer, metallic, stain, whatever your taste.)

optional cut and glue felt or leather into the openings for scuff proofing.

Step 4: Mount Display

mount to wall preferably into stud by pre-drilling holes and countersinking them at 16' intervals on support boards.

Step 5: Free Template

using my template (yes i drew it.) repeat template1 for as many holders as you need.

Step 6: Bonus

here is a bonus template for the tabletop model.

Comments

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Rich_Limburger (author)2016-01-24

Nice rack. I like the minimalistic look. I'll have to build a smaller version of that for my Bo, bone breakers, escrima sticks and practice knife.

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kelseymh (author)2014-09-22

Very nice, simple construction. One thing you might want to consider is that if you're dealing with _real_ weapons, or with expensive replicas, then you should have a lock bar which can go over the hooks, preventing the weapons from being removed.

This could be something as simple as a third template cutout, which rests upside down over the barrels, with matched holes for a hinge pin (at the top) and a padlock (at the bottom) to go through.

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raff (author)kelseymh2014-09-22

Brilliant! One could also dremel a channel into the "locking" template and drill or glue a post onto the main support to slide up and down for removal. If I ever make another i will try it and let you know, unless someone else beats me to it.

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seamster (author)2014-09-22

Nicely done!

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