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Tack-Room French Cleats

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Project by PG_Zac posted 11-19-2009 01:50 PM 4494 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.

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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.

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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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PurpLev

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#1 posted 11-19-2009 04:24 PM

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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RobS

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#2 posted 11-19-2009 04:55 PM

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

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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mtkate

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#3 posted 11-19-2009 10:13 PM

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

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 11-19-2009 11:15 PM

what a wonderful idea… hmmmm !!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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nmkidd

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#5 posted 11-20-2009 08:58 AM

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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