More Wood For AR15

So I posted that article about Wood For Your AR. That wood furniture is nice but I prefer a more modern approach. Here are two examples by Instagram accounts @TheZombieMilitia and @anibal999r made some wood accessories and accents to their modern style AR15s.


Here is the AR by @anibal999r

Zombie 6


@thezombiemilitia was inspired by @anibal999r and made his own. The wood was hand cut other than one saw cut he made.

Ended up redoing the handguard. Love the way it came out. Minus an initial saw cut, everything else was done by hand. next gonna work on the stock, then staining!

Zombie 5

Going to put veneer on the cheek piece. I borrowed this idea from @anibal999r

Zombie 4


Here is his work. He is still waiting on the upper and the rest of the components to complete his AR build.

Zombie 3

He made a wooden vertical grip that is detachable.

Zombie 2 Zombie 1


Compared to the WoodForAR15 classic style wooden furniture, these looks amazing. I would actually like to get a set to run on one of my ARs.

Nicholas C

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  • Giolli Joker

    Oddly cool.
    Or rather warm, indeed.

  • mig1nc

    That’s pretty awesome. Any idea on weight?

    • Nicholas C

      I dont expect it to be too heavy. I don’t think those wood pieces are very thick nor dense.

      • iksnilol

        It is important for operational integrity.


        • Nicholas C

          LOL I don’t think this guy is kicking doors with this thing.

          • Jwedel1231

            Well, he does have one of those new-fangled PDW-style stocks.

          • Core

            Real operators always pack wood..

      • Anibal Salinas

        it weighs 5.5 lbs

  • BattleshipGrey

    I like that much more than the high gloss finish furniture in the other article. This furniture looks like you could use it anywhere and not think twice.

    • M.M.D.C.

      Yeah. It looks a bit like AK furniture.

  • Bob


  • wetcorps

    Nice. I like the way he worked “with” the rifle rather than just changing material.

  • M.M.D.C.

    The veneer over carbon fiber cheek piece is a very good use of mixed materials. The hand carving is a nice touch as well. Not exactly the look I would go for but very well done.

  • Damocles

    I love it. With that style of receiver it works well and kind of gives it a Cetme flavor.

  • I’m a bit surprised, I like the looks of the anibar rifle. The other one does not appeal to me though.

  • Renegade

    Now THAT is what I like to see with wood furniture.

  • smartacus

    ok i’ll bite:
    howbout a mother-of-pearl.AR

    • iksnilol

      Nickel plated of course.

    • BigFED

      To paraphrase General Patton, something about a New Orleans pimp…

  • William Johnson

    They have a very alternative history kind of feel to them. I have never really been a fan of wood on ARs, but these look good.

  • Rock or Something

    “It’s the wood that makes it good.”

  • Jwedel1231

    I like how it is old school wood, but used in a new school, modern tactics way. PDW-style stock and top side C-clamp grip stop made of wood? This really appeals to me.

  • Sianmink

    That looks darn nice. Nice trick with the 1911 grip.

  • >’w'<

    木 十五

    Woods fifty???

    • >’w'<

      Sorry, fifteen.

      • Simon

        Found the weebo

        • Twilight sparkle

          Sheesh, next the bronies will show up…

  • Anomanom

    Interesting. I have not seen a 1911-type grip on an AR before.

  • SirOliverHumperdink

    Neat, looks AMT -ish.

  • 1leggeddog

    I love it. I’m digging the 1911 style grip

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I like it.

  • Rimfire

    Anibal’s front grip looks so Thomson Tommy gun!! Love it, o yeah!

  • Swarf

    Nice work. Looks good… for an AR.

  • Riot

    Wooden cheek weld might be good for the cold.

  • Travis


  • Joseph Smith

    How soon until dowel-lok-mod?

  • noob

    impressively symmetrical. was it freehand whittling or does hand carving mean you can use guides of some kind?

  • I like it!

  • Whysoserious

    These actually look…nice…and not corny at all. Awesome work whoever produced these.

  • Southpaw89

    Look like zombie used that 1911 grip on his AR, if they’d make one in the style of an arched mainspring housing I’d be interested. Still, both are nice looking products, using the wood as an accent rather than the stock itself was a good idea.

  • Joshua Madoc

    I dunno about any of you boys, but this screams retro or vintage. Can we get this on Fallout New Vegas or Fallout 4?

    • jcitizen

      That’s what I thought – got a little WW two look to it; kinda like a Gustave M45, but more wood to it. I think it looks cool!

  • Harrison Jones

    I really hope someone makes a limited run of this furniture!

  • Leigh Rich

    Looks like a want to be AK. Why not use a good wood like walnut instead of plywood?

    • Anibal Salinas

      It’s Zebrawood

      • Leigh Rich


        • Anibal Salinas

          It’s pretty wood but a pain to work with and likes to break along the grain. On my next build i’ll be using some exhibition grade English Walnut.

          • Leigh Rich

            I have always loved wood and metal rifles which are not being made much anymore. It does totally change the appearance better than most wood used on AR’s.

  • Nicholas C

    Yeah but those look like the style of furniture from These look cooler.

  • rt66paul

    how come there are no wooden mags?

  • Mark Apsolon


  • daveBW226

    anyone know the manufacturers of the Stock, upper, and hand guard on the anibal’s rig? i really like the look of it but can’t tell what brand the base parts are.

    • Anibal Salinas

      The receivers are made by Battle Arms development inc.

      • davebw226

        thanks anibal, beautiful stuff. what about the hand guard you used?

        • Anibal Salinas

          The handguard is a chopped down Fortis Switch rail. I purchased a 12″ and cut it down to 7.5″

          • davebw226

            thanks so much…i’m sorry one more question. where did you find a pistol grip without the sides? did you cut one down?

  • BigFED

    Try as I may, I do not find the look appealing. I also suspect it will be fragile in use.

    @Leigh Rich – I suspect that the plywood offers superior multidirectional strength than would “good wood” under the same stresses.

  • Don’t know you mister, but please take my money!

  • No-Mo-BO

    My dad was a gunsmith and turned out some awesome black walnut stocks and grips for all kinds on firearms. These are great!

  • Jason Floyd

    It just needs a wood-panel magwrap.

  • Kyle Sherrer


  • RickOAA .

    I dig the modern retro approach.

  • Rick Wetherill

    Put more of these out there and perhaps idiots won’t perceive ARs as “assault rifles”

  • Anthony Rosetta

    Nice, I wish I had that talent! How much does it weigh?

  • gdnctr

    Add some Scott’s Liquid Gold to your workbench repertoire?

  • janklow

    wow, those do look fantastic

  • valorius

    Wow, gorgeous.