Red Oak Saddle Stand

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Project by breadly posted 02-13-2012 10:49 PM 4176 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wifey wanted a saddle stand to store an old saddle that she doesn’t keep at the barn. I took the opportunity to build a rack to match the tack trunk I built her a while back with a small tray for tack storage and a hook to hold a bridle. I used 3/4” and 1/2” S4S red oak from the local lumber shop. #6 screws counter-sunk all around.

If i did it again, I would make it lower to the ground (it’s ~ 32” to the top now) and a little shorter end-to-end (it’s 32” long). I’d also truss the legs a little better. It’s sturdy enough to hold the saddle fine, but too high and too flexy to sit on with the saddle in place. Would use #8 or larger screws as i snapped a few of the #6 during assembly and had to spend a fair amount of time clearing them out…

A fun Sunday afternoon project!

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 11:04 PM

Very useful…and looks nice too…

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 01:15 AM

Nice looking saddle stand

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 03:49 AM

I just like the whole look of this…..nice work!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 02:35 AM

Very nice looking saddle stand,looks well built ! I put together something like Yours a while back for a Co-worker that needed something for a prize saddle he won(posted in My projects page) !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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