Corner Gun Cabinet: Corners waste space in many furniture layout plans because few designs fulfill a function in that area. Furniture shoved into a corner is often less than accessible or usable.
This type of wooden gun cabinet is an excellent way to make good use of that typically non-functional part of the room. Here are three reasons for putting your gun cabinet in the corner.
Two Kinds of Corner Gun Cabinets
There are primarily two types of these wooden gun cabinets. The simplest corner cabinet resembles a triangle when looking down from above it. It is straight across the front and ideal for a few rifles and shotguns. The kick against it is there is limited space inside because of the narrowing design toward the rear.
A general size for the flush corner cabinet is around 36" across the front and it only comes out of the corner about 18" both ways. This cabinet holds about seven guns comfortably, and has storage beneath behind wooden doors.
The other corner style has a 3-sided front that pops out to allow for more space inside. There are three glass panels on the front, but only the center panel is a door.
The same is true of the wooden storage area beneath the long guns. This cabinet comes out 29" from the corner in both directions, which means it takes up considerably more floor space than the 7-gun model.
Inside, an oval mounting bracket allows more long guns than would be possible if the bracket were straight. This cabinet will hold fourteen guns total. Due to its design, other narrow furniture can fit up close to it on either side.
Many architects and interior designers like to incorporate angled walls into their layouts. You also see the same with sofas and component furniture. This look has long been one that appeals to people, and the corner gun cabinet makes good use of the concept.