Wall Mounted Saddle Rack

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Project by Cory posted 01-30-2012 08:32 PM 17491 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have two nieces who are very into horseback riding. For Christmas they both got new saddles and asked me to build them a rack so they can get them up off of the floor. I was thrilled they thought of me, so I went right to work. My rack is based off of a couple of different designs I saw on line. The rack measures approximately 12” wide x 24” tall x 21” deep. It’s made from solid cherry for the frame and cedar for the slats. Finished with a few coats of wiping varnish.

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#1 posted 01-30-2012 09:27 PM

Wow that’s a great idea and such fancy wood too.Nice job.

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 12:18 AM

giddy up Cory.. very nice. I like the cedar. that’ll probably be good on the leather, etc.

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 01:04 AM

now there’s something you don’t see every day, good job

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 01:49 AM

Very nice!.. The wifey has been bugging me to build her a saddle rack for a while now.. What angles did you use for the tops of the rack?

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 02:50 AM

Great job, I have a buddy with 2 horses. This would make a great gift for him, thx for the idea.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 04:23 AM

Cory, Nice saddle rack. Now put a couple of hooks on the front to hang bridles and spurs and they will be set.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 06:02 AM

Hi there Cory,very nice looking projects and doing something for family members is always a priority in My book ! I am sure they were all smiles when You presented these well crafted fixtures. I had a co-worker who had an interest in horses and had me build him what I call a saddle buck for displaying a prize saddle he owned. Not knowing of any designs or examples and not having much luck with searches on the net, I came up with a design of my own(posted in my projects)and it was something he could keep inside his home . Anyway, if they aspire to Blue Ribbon status in the future and You are looking for a floor model design, feel free to take a look !! Once again unique and well made racks,You have made Your Nieces something they can appreciate for years to come !.............ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#8 posted 01-31-2012 03:18 PM

Thanks for all the comments.

Willeh: I have no idea what the angles are….I just tried to size it to what my eye thought looked nice. If I remember correctly, the top slat is about 3 1/2” and the side slats are about 5”. The overall width is right at 12”. I started out with a shape that I like for the side supports, then let everything kind of flow from there. I kept a template of both parts. If you’re really motivated to make one, PM me your address and I’ll send you a copy of my template.

gfadvm: Great idea on the hooks for bridles! I’ll see if I can’t get that done.

Robsshop: Nice job on your saddle rack. I asked about a floor standing version, but they didn’t want to take up that much room in their garage. (They take their saddles back and forth to their riding stable)

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#9 posted 05-31-2015 04:16 AM

A local Eagle Scout is offering to build 12 of these saddle racks for our equine therapy foundation. Can you send me the template for it? Thank you. We are a 501C-3 equine therapy foundation helping wounded soldiers and first responders.

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