Spalted Pecan Saddle Rack

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Project by SawDustnSplinters posted 01-18-2008 10:02 PM 3288 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of two saddle racks I designed for a lady officer stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. I used reclaimed barnwood for the tack box and I like the contrast between the lighter and darker woods. I would like to contrast the Pecan with a darker wood, perhaps Walnut. Only problem is there is not much Walnut around here. I think I might try Mesquite as a contrasting wood, although it does not grow very big around here I should be able to get some 5-6’ pieces to work with.

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#1 posted 01-18-2008 10:09 PM

Pretty cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-19-2008 01:47 AM

how wonderful. (and LOVELY pictures).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-19-2008 02:02 AM

very nice

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#4 posted 01-19-2008 11:51 AM

Does this piece stay outdoors, and will that degrade the coloration? (forgive my city-boy ignorance)

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#5 posted 01-19-2008 07:59 PM

Thanx to everyone for the kind words of encouragement. As to your question Rikkor, no the piece is not for outside use. I find I get better pictures in the natural light outside so I tend to shoot most of my pictures outside. If the piece were to be used outside it would be best to finish it with a spar or marine grade urethane but then that would amber the color some. Actually it depends on the piece and an individuals taste, I have experimented with different oils and I kind of like the amber effect on some pieces like mantles and tables.

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#6 posted 01-22-2008 01:24 PM

Nice and clever.

-- Jiri

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