Tack Box

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Project by Grantman posted 12-08-2010 05:51 AM 106713 views 35 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter rides horses and needs an armoire to keep her saddle, tack, boots, and various sundry items. Most of the armoires at the barns we’ve been at are simple boxes with crap all over the place and no design at all.

Therefore, because I love my daughter and wanted to show off, I build this tack box. 84” x 42” x 30” with sliding components for ease of access and lots of space.

Cheap birch plywood (should have bought better quality) and spruce (OK, 2×4s, but spruce sounds better, doesn’t it?) and some neat brass tack hooks screwed into canary wood.

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 06:00 AM

I love this! Will the slide rails on the saddle racks support a western saddle?

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 06:01 AM

You must love your daughter a lot. That’s the best tack box I’ve ever seen.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 06:07 AM

@Terri – yes. I’m not sure what size drawer slides I used but they’re easily adapted for 100 lb. drawer slides. I also put a steel support under the saddle racks. I’m not sure of the weight load but I’m pretty sure they’re over 100 lbs., too. Got ‘em at Home Depot.

@ AtomJack – yes, I surely do. You have no idea. She’s wonderful. I’m very blessed.

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 06:12 AM

As nice as this looks, you must love your daughter very much! I am sure she was very pleased. The hooks you picked makes it extra special. Way to go Dad!!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 06:13 AM

Wow, I will have to show some of the people I know at the horse barns. They will fall in love with it.

Very nice job, well done!

--, Making design and application one. †

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#6 posted 12-08-2010 06:49 AM

Great job! Lucky daughter. Awesome Dad. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 12-08-2010 07:20 AM

wow thats really cool and really functional! I like the “saddle holders” haha – great job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 07:28 AM

Awesome work
It must feel good to give this to your daughter and I bet she will cherish it forever

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#9 posted 12-08-2010 07:37 AM

Wow, that’s amazing. Definitely can’t let my girlfriend see that, though I’ll save this link for some time in the future in case ;P That looks very nice

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#10 posted 12-08-2010 08:51 AM

Hey Grantman,
Now that is one sweet job…well done.

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#11 posted 12-08-2010 02:49 PM

Very awesome tack box I really like how all the storage slides out for ease great job!

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#12 posted 12-08-2010 05:36 PM

No doubt, your favorite client. She is sure to enjoy it for many, many years. Well Done!!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 12-08-2010 05:37 PM

Nice! Where’d you get the horse head hooks?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#14 posted 12-08-2010 05:45 PM

@RiverGirl – I did a search for ‘tack hooks’ on the net and kept searching until I found something I liked. There are a number of sellers that have these. I think they were about $10 each. I have four or five more at home that I don’t need. Do you need some?

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#15 posted 12-08-2010 09:59 PM

As a long-time horsewoman and sometimes professional trainer, I’d LOVE to have a tackbox like this. I’m keeping this on file so I can build myself one someday! Thank you for sharing. The thought you put in to building something really useful for your daughter certainly shows.

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