Taxidermy Time Again

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 12-18-2016 01:35 AM 1454 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Done for a local Taxidermist. 24” tall, 24” wide and 36” long. Door in back for installing hardware. Made of Beetle Kill Pine.

This might be a suggestion for those looking for occasional work.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

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

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#1 posted 12-18-2016 02:02 AM

I really like the look of this wood. I don’t know anything about Taxidermist. What does a Taxidermist use this for Monte?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 02:29 AM

Monte, nice finish, interesting octagonal shape, beautiful wood, but I don’t get it. What do you put inside the little door? Is it a garbage can. or fish tank stand, or place to put noisy dogs that you wanted to stuff later? What is the connection with taxidermy, and how would this box make a good part-time job?

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 02:30 AM

Looks good Monte. What kind of mount is going on it?

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#5 posted 12-18-2016 03:56 AM


They know where to find you. LOL! The stand description leaves us wondering. I’m wondering if the top is removable? Nice rustic yet finished look.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 12-18-2016 06:02 AM

Nice wood, and a great job.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 12-18-2016 01:10 PM

Another winner Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 12-18-2016 01:36 PM

Cool hexagon shape. Should be a winner.

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

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#9 posted 12-18-2016 03:40 PM

Monte, this is a very attractive taxidermy stand. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-18-2016 06:06 PM

nice work monte a mount should look great sitting on top of that stand,hopefully youll get more work from him.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 12-18-2016 07:31 PM

Very nice stand, Monte. What’s going on top?

For how much those taxidermist magazines charge, I’m sure you were able to cut them a deal and still make out on it.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#12 posted 12-18-2016 08:19 PM

Best thing to do is Google “taxidermy bases”. Then talk to someone local Taxidermists. I think most can build and sell for 30%-50% less than they are currently paying.

The door is in the back so they can reach in to tighten bolts. Some bases have cabinets under them.

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

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#13 posted 12-18-2016 11:30 PM

Lookin’ good Monte…

Don’t forget to post a pic when he mounts the dead critter to it.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#14 posted 12-19-2016 03:37 PM

Nice job executing a great idea Monte.

You are really making good use of BKP. Is your stock getting darker or did you just select those pieces?
Here in the Central Sierras we have millions of trees dying. It’s good to see ways to make use of it.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#15 posted 12-19-2016 03:49 PM

I think most of your pine is lodgepole. Ours is virtually all ponderosa. It tends to be darker color.

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

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