Wood River Ranch in Wyoming

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Project by Earlextech posted 12-16-2011 10:49 PM 7799 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of years ago my partner Mark Hensley and I had this job out in Wyoming, we both live in central Florida. The job was cabinetry for the horse barn. Both the tack room for the horses equipment but also a workshop, complete with stationary tools, for any of the metal and woodworking that may be needed on site. We were at a hunt camp about 40 miles from Metesee. Try to find it on a map!
That’s Mark in the first picture and the last picture gives you an idea of where we were, in the background is the horse barn. It got down to 27 below and snowed about 18 inches over the two weeks we were there.
All the parts for the job were cut and flat packed at our shop in San Antonio Florida. We shipped everything including tools to the jobsite and built everything there. It was two weeks of madness! I wish I could put up more pictures, it was awesome!!!
The cabinetry was all prefinished birch plywood, but all the drawer fronts were from a cedar tree cut down on the property, the handles are all antlers and there were lots of them!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 11:48 PM

Thanks for sharing the project and your experience.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 12:08 AM

This is my truly favorite kind of porject, one that is designed to make more projects with other materials. I can just picture hands sewing leather and shaping metal.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#3 posted 12-17-2011 12:27 AM

What a great job y’all did and what a great job to get!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 12-17-2011 01:23 AM

Looks really good, especially the drawer pulls, thanks for posting.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 12-17-2011 01:27 AM

Wow that’s a lot of storage space!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#6 posted 12-17-2011 01:30 AM

Looks great, I have storage envy.

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#7 posted 12-17-2011 01:59 AM

The pictures are great. I’ll BET that was a great project to do.

I’m from the next state south of WY, so—from the picture—you can’t tell: could be any month of the year ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 12-17-2011 02:43 AM

Wow! That was a great project and it came together very well – long distance from home. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 12-17-2011 02:50 AM

well your in my kind of country, what a blast that job must have been, it all looks great, really cool that you were able to pre cut and finish and send it…the views are pretty rough…and it doesn’t look like you had to deal with a bunch of folks out there…maybe a few it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 12-17-2011 03:22 AM

Wonderful, really nice

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 12-17-2011 04:23 AM

A great project but it probably would have been more fun in the summer time!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 12-17-2011 04:31 AM

wow what a job fantastic,in a horse barn yet.

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Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 12-17-2011 04:45 PM

Wow, what a clean design that has a stunning look. You have one heck of a sales territory!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#14 posted 12-17-2011 06:00 PM

Very cool…err cold. Thanks for sharing, beautiful work

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

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#15 posted 12-17-2011 06:29 PM

this is what its all about…love that some of the wood was harvested from the site. The story behind the wood makes it all that much better. Well done! I would love to have that barn!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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