Tack Box

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Project by FHG1 posted 05-02-2015 12:07 PM 1501 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Received a call from someone who has seen some of my work and was asked to make a Tack Box for her equestrian needs. It boasts a solid 7/8 ” oak top, custom trim, a torsion base, a 3” side continuous hinge, and five 3” casters (two locking).

On the inside ….. the door has room for polo’s and a bottom deep pocket. It also has two bridle rings and a space to receive a riding crop.

The main cabinet has two blanket bars, a saddle rack, a continuous hinge door space for the helmet, and a removable grooming tray. There are also two long (and deep) drawers with matching custom trim to match the exterior trim.

The complete work is stained with Golden Oak and has two layers of Helmsman poly to protect it from the elements.

This is the first one of these that I’ve ever made and had a wonderful time. I hope you enjoy it too.



-- AnthonyG, Brockport New York

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#1 posted 05-02-2015 12:34 PM

Congratulations. This turned out so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 05-02-2015 01:28 PM

Beautiful design, lot of storage space,very practical on those wheels.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-02-2015 02:32 PM

Well done. Very compact and thought out to maximize storage.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#4 posted 05-02-2015 11:42 PM

That is just way better than the tack trunks that most want. You did an excellent job and there should be room for everything in there. Adding some vent holes to allow sweaty tack to dry would also allow mice to enter. Just thinkin out loud as sweaty leather really mildews quickly.

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

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#5 posted 05-04-2015 09:23 PM

Best tack box I’ve seen. Love that it is upright.

-- Ben in Va

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#6 posted 05-04-2015 11:51 PM

@ gfadvm …. I hadn’t thought about venting. next time perhaps i should put two hole in the back with metal screening? Thoughts ….... ?

-- AnthonyG, Brockport New York

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 12:30 AM

Anything to allow some air flow while keeping the varmits out should work. The mildew really doesn’t hurt the leather but people get really agitated when their tack molds! I run a tiny fan 24/7 in my tack room.

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

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