Tack-Room French Cleats

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Project by PG_Zac posted 1613 days ago 4133 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a long time my “Honey-Do” list has included a way to hang all the horse tack (reigns, bridles, cordeos, whips, etc) along the wall. Well, I eventually got to it a few days ago, and finished it yesterday except for the saddle stands.

As Marc Spagnuolo recently posted, French cleats are very versatile and strong.

Here is my process in a nutshell.
Take an old tar pole fence post and cut it into suitable lengths and split them down the center.

Throw away the pieces that cannot be used.

Note the pretty wood on the left after a brief sanding.

Trim the half-logs as desired, and cut a notch in the end to suit the wall cleat, and attach a small brace under the hanger.

A total of about 5 hours and that’s one more items off the Honey-Do list.
And yes, she is very chuffed with it.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#1 posted 1613 days ago

this is like getting 5 birds with one stone…. awesome! (not that I recommend getting birds with stones by any mean)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 1613 days ago

Slick and a great recycling job to boot. Nice work!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 1613 days ago

This is a very nice rustic look – perfect for the purpose.

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#4 posted 1613 days ago

what a wonderful idea… hmmmm !!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 1612 days ago

very cleaver…...perfect decor for a tack room.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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