Pistol Display Case

A handcrafted heirloom quality pistol display case for your prized possession

My goal in designing this handcrafted pistol display case 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 the finest 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 built 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. I value each custom project and the relationship built with my clients. I hope this webpage will answer any question you may have about ordering a custom made case, but if not please feel free to 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 always 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

I often make dimensional changes to the size of my cases for custom projects. Connect with me via the form below to discuss!

The exterior measurements of my standard sized single pistol case is 13 1/2”L x 10 1/4” W x 4 1/4” H. This will generously fit up to a Desert Eagle 50 cal pistol.

The Interior display area measures 11 1/2” L x 8 3/8” W. Use these dimensions to check the fit of your pistol! This is a handmade item therefore all dimensions are approximate.

How to get started with your custom build.

My pistol display case is available by custom order only. This illustration should help answer some of the most common questions regarding the process. As you can see there are many choices such as timber/ velvet selection and interior case layout.

The exact outline of your pistol and accessories will be captured via a piece of high tech compression foam which I will mail to you. I will use this outline to craft the wood and velvet insert for the interior of your pistol display case.

Build time for a custom pistol display case is normally 4-6 weeks but connect with me to receive a more precise timeline! Feel free to use the contact form below or call (954-605-5367). Any questions you may have will be addressed.

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 United States.

YES! I ship overseas, connect with me for a quote.

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. In some US States it is illegal to leave a firearm unsecured. We always advocate responsible firearm ownership and advise you to follow all state laws pertaining to securing your firearm.

HARDWOOD OPTIONS

American Cherry

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 timber’s buttery smooth texture makes it a pleasure to work. Contact me for pricing due to the increasing demand and on-going price increases in the timber.

EBONIZED OAK

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 solution which reacts with the tannins in the oak and permanently changes the tone to a glorious ebony. This technique is far better than black stain, paint or tint because ebonization becomes a permanent part of the wood which then retains all its grain and character.

Sapele Mahogany

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.

This special edition case is now available for purchase and customization for your pistol! Select cherrywood was used for the exterior of the case. The cherry received a hand rubbed oil and wax finish and will patina to a darker ton with age. The interior is a gorgeous select quarter sawn Jatoba trimmed with walnut. We love the complimentary interior and the way the three different woods come together to create a one of a kind piece. Connect with me to discuss purchasing this case and starting the customization of the interior for your prized possession.

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