Barnwood Pedestal For Whitetail Mount

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Project by mc269 posted 12-08-2016 03:43 PM 10115 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to do a little something different with my deer I got back from the taxidermist this year. Instead of making another flat wall panel I decided to think outside the box. So I went with a floor pedestal made from reclaimed oak barnwood, has plexiglass on 3 sides of the base and a recessed light to shine down into the enclosed cabinet to display another skull mount I had. I used an old fence post I found in a brush pile on our place for the mount to hang on. It was actually a pretty neat find. The post had been hewned on 2 sides with an axe, maybe it came from an old log barn at some point and reused as a fence post? Who knows, but I thought it was neat. I finished it off with some rusty barbed wired, leaves, pine cones, moss and some wheat to enhance the look. Very happy on how it turned out once it all came together.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#1 posted 12-08-2016 05:02 PM

That is truly wonderful. You should be happy with how it turned out, it’s great.

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#2 posted 12-08-2016 05:07 PM

I love this. I just had my first buck go to taxidermy. This would be a great idea for it. (if my wife would let me) Thanks for posting. Hope you don’t mind if I steal the idea for myself.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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#3 posted 12-08-2016 06:26 PM

Great looking stand. Buck looks darn nice too. I like the skull mount in the bottom also. Only thing I’d change is I’d put an arrow (or part of an arrow) in the bottom with the skull.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#4 posted 12-08-2016 10:52 PM

This is a very nice piece of work.

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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#5 posted 12-09-2016 12:07 AM

that’s NOT a Pennsylvania buck …... LOL …....what a very nice job on something different then a typical mount …..very nice buck and display …...... GREAT JOB


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#6 posted 12-10-2016 01:27 PM

Incredible idea for display! Classy presentation!
(Yes, I will probably have to borrow that idea if you don’t mind…)
Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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