White Oak Saddle Display Racks

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Project by gfadvm posted 09-27-2014 03:24 PM 1902 views 3 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My oldest daughter wanted 2 saddle racks to display a couple of old saddles on either side of their fireplace at the ranch so these resulted.
They are made from white oak that I milled off of my place.
Dimensions: 33 1/2” tall at front, 30 1/2” tall at rear, 7” wide uprights, Feet are 15” wide, slats are 7/8”wide x 25” long.
Finished with sprayed on Spar Urethane.

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

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#1 posted 09-27-2014 03:31 PM

Those are going to look really nice by the fireplace!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 09-27-2014 03:34 PM

Looks solid. Those will display nicely.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 09-27-2014 03:38 PM

You can practice your roping in the living room NOW!

Neat job!

-- just rjR

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 09-27-2014 03:39 PM

Very nice saddle racks! I bet they will give that fireplace a huge face lift!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 09-27-2014 03:39 PM

They sure will make a nice display and look well built .
It’s nice that you used lumber from your place which makes them even more special .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 09-27-2014 03:54 PM

A tree once stood proudly upon your land….
Now, to stand proudly in your daughter’s home….
These will do the saddles proud!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 09-27-2014 03:57 PM

Stellar job on the saddle racks…..You made your daughter happy…..I’ll bet the Lone Ranger and Tonto wished they had them when they unsaddled at night…...No…that wouldn’t work…Then where would they sleep, if not on their saddles…..? That’s how us cowboys did it when out on the trail…...The 4 6’s ranch and the Pitchfork are mighty big…....

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#8 posted 09-27-2014 04:08 PM


You do it all! From the horse to the saddle! And you have a happy daughter.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 09-27-2014 04:29 PM

Those look great. Nice saddle too. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 09-27-2014 05:09 PM

Really nice Andy. As hoss said, good looking saddle, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 09-27-2014 05:12 PM

Great display racks. The features in that oak only add to the beauty of it all.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 09-27-2014 06:20 PM

Quite beautiful and rustic, in fact, it’s kind of a shame that the saddle covers as much as it does. You made a great choice with that oak.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 09-27-2014 06:59 PM

Great job. They will be passed down for generations.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 09-27-2014 07:12 PM

it is nice to be able to make great things like that

And it’s nice your daughter can say that her dad made them

Really Nice


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#15 posted 09-27-2014 08:09 PM

Those are some very nice saddle racks Andy. What makes them even more memorable besides the fact that you made them for your daughter is the fact that you used your own wood.

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