A handcrafted heirloom quality pistol display case for your prized possession
My goal in designing this beautifully handcrafted pistol display was for it to become a treasured keepsake. As a classically trained furniture maker, I use old world techniques to craft each pistol display case to order. Sixteen tenons are used to construct the carcass of the case. No detail is overlooked including hand carved legs, chamfered edges, mortised glass top, cove molding, fully mortised concealed high quality SOSS hinges and highly polished stainless steel locking mechanism imported from Ireland.
About the maker/designer
I am a fine furniture maker/designer working from my studio near Palm Beach Florida. This pistol display case is my original design, so much more than a “gun box”. It is designed and constructed like a piece of fine furniture. Each pistol display case is build exclusively with my skilled hands and requires approximately 40 hours to handcraft. I received my training at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (CFC) in Rockport Maine. CFC is one of the finest furniture making schools in the United States. I value each custom project and the relationship built with my clients. Connect with me for a free consultation.
Select your timber
Each case is handmade to order. Choose your favorite species of hand selected timber for your pistol display case- Walnut, Cherry, Antiqued Cherry, Rift sawn White Oak, Ebonized Riftsawn White Oak, Maple or Sapele Mahogany. I purchase the timber rough-sawn from the mill and carefully plane and joint to final dimensions, obsessing over tone and grain selection. My pistol display cases are never stained, the beautiful tone and grain produced by Mother Nature takes center stage! Your pistol display case receives several coats of a high end, hand rubbed oil and wax finish which protects and showcases the natural beauty of the wood grain.
Customize your new pistol display case
The exact outline of your pistol will be captured via high tech memory foam which will be mailed to you. I will use these dimensions to craft the wooden inlay. When the inlay is perfected, your pistol “nests” inside the presentation case on top of finely padded velvet in your choice of black, blue, red or green. I can also apply velvet trim to the inlay around the outline of the pistol. A magazine, challenge coin or finely engraved plate are usually chosen to accompany your pistol. The bottom of each pistol display case can be engraved with your name and badge number/military service number or any other message of your choice.
Standard Case Measurements
Exterior measurements are approximately 13 1/2”L x 10 1/4” W x 4 1/4” H
Interior display area measures 11 1/2” L x 8 3/8” W
This is a handmade item therefore all dimensions are approximate.
Pricing and Shipping
Contact me today to commission your presentation case –pricing for a standard single pistol display case is $900 USD with shipping and handling included to most US States. YES! I ship overseas, connect with me for a quote.
Commission your handcrafted presentation case
I would love to connect with you about your custom project. Feel free to use the contact form below or call (954-605-5367). Any questions you may have will be addressed. Once you have finalized your timber and velvet type, an invoice can be emailed to you. Payment is normally conducted with any major credit card.
This case is for display purposes only- your firearm must be stored unloaded. Ensure magazine is empty and no round is in the chamber. The case is not enforced in any way to protect from accidental discharge or theft.
Cherry is a beautiful American hardwood found in quality antique furniture. It has a light brown tone with reddish hues and light colored grain. Cherry can be left with its natural tone after being milled or an old world technique can be used to patina your cherry to a medium brown tone. Both methods will result in a beautiful heirloom quality case.
Southern American Walnut
What more can be said about American Walnut. It’s classic medium chocolate brown tone with dark grain was used by our ancestors for fine furniture. In the past few year it has become especially coveted by designers and furniture makers and had become increasingly expensive and difficult to source. The timbers buttery smooth texture makes it a pleasure to work.
Ebonized Oak is probably my most requested finish. White oak is coveted by designers and furniture makers for its deep straight grain, strength and density. I use the highest quality white oak normally using rift-sawn pieces for the carcass of the case. Oak has a high tannin content which makes it a great choice for this technique. The technique relies on a metallic solution which reacts with the tannins in the oak and permanently changes the tone to glorious ebony. This technique is far better than black stain, paint or tint because it becomes a permanent part of the wood and retains all its grain and character.
Sapele Mahogany is an African timber which greatly resembles our American Mahogany. The timber has a gorgeous medium brown tone with reddish undertones. The timber is incredibly straight and true and is a pleasure to work. I often use quarter sawn boards which reveal an amazing straight grain with incredible chatoyance.
Maple with birdseye maple insert
Maple is a beautiful timber with a light amber tone. It is cherished by Furniture makers for its strength and density. When fresh milled, maple presents as a very light cream color but over time it will patina to a beautiful amber tone with translucent grain lines. I often accent the interior of a maple case with rare figured versions such and Birdseye or Tiger Maple.