Pistol Display Chest by Robert Wolfkill
How the Chest was Designed and Crafted
Finally, a handcrafted heirloom quality pistol display chest worthy of your most prized possessions! Robert’s goal in designing this beautifully handcrafted presentation chest was for it to become a treasured keepsake. As a classically trained furniture maker, He uses old world techniques to craft each pistol display chest to order. Twenty mortises and 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 nickel locking mechanism. Robert purchases his timber rough-sawn from the mill and carefully planes and joints the wood to it’s final dimensions while obsessing over tone and grain selection.
About the Designer / Maker
Robert Wolfkill is a professional furniture maker/designer handcrafting one of a kind pieces from his studio near Palm Beach FL. His original designed Pistol Display Case and Double Pistol Display Case are adored by gun collectors across the United States and abroad.
What makes the Chest Special
The Pistol Display Chest is our largest and most luxurious offering, designed with a removable upper tray with ample luxurious velvet lined adjustable storage beneath. The upper tray is customized for two of your favorite pistols and a ample space for a challenge coin or polished stainless steel engraving (not included). The tray lifts out to reveal the lower velvet lined (adjustable) compartment for extra slides, magazines, ammunition and gun smithing equipment.
How the Custom Pistol Inserts are Crafted
Robert will mail you a block of high tech memory foam. Capturing the outline of your pistol and accessories is quick and easy. The foam block will be used to craft the custom 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, green or red. The edges of the wooden inlay are also perfectly lined with your choice of velvet so that your gun never contacts wood. The bottom of each Pistol Display Chest can be engraved with your name and badge number/military service number or any other message of your choice.
Crafted from the highest quality materials
The case is constructed from solid select hardwood carefully milled by Robert to final specs. Pictured is ebonized oak (his most requested offering). Connect with Robert to explore other timber types. It includes top of the line SOSS full mortise hinges and the finest box lock and escutcheon available, imported from Ireland.The chest pictured is ebonized and treated with numerous coats of tinted shellac to achieve to deep black tone and reveal the wood grain. Robert has numerous other wood types and techniques available for your custom chest including Walnut, Antique Cherry, White Oak Maple and Red Oak ! Regardless of your timber and finish selection, each Chest receives a dozen coats of French Polish applied by hand. This is a finishing technique that it time consuming but well worth the final results. It is often seen on fine antique furniture.
Because your chest is a handmade item, the dimensions will be customized to YOUR needs! This is a handmade item therefore all dimensions are approximate. Overall dimensions of pictured chest is 7.25”H x 16”W x 20.25”L. Display area dimensions 12”W x 16”L. Storage area dimensions with 5 removable inserts 2.5”D x 12.5”W x 16.5”L
Pricing and Lead Time for a Custom Order
The chest as shown is $1800 USD. Shipping costs vary due to the weight and destination.
Build time for a custom order is 4-6 weeks. Feel free to connect with Robert at (954-605-5367) or by email listed below. Robert’s connection with his client means the world to him!
Images graciously provided by Tee Sims from IET Ballistics (920) 455-0111
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