|Project by breadly||posted 02-13-2012 10:49 PM||3203 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Wifey wanted a saddle stand to store an old saddle that she doesn’t keep at the barn. I took the opportunity to build a rack to match the tack trunk I built her a while back with a small tray for tack storage and a hook to hold a bridle. I used 3/4” and 1/2” S4S red oak from the local lumber shop. #6 screws counter-sunk all around.
If i did it again, I would make it lower to the ground (it’s ~ 32” to the top now) and a little shorter end-to-end (it’s 32” long). I’d also truss the legs a little better. It’s sturdy enough to hold the saddle fine, but too high and too flexy to sit on with the saddle in place. Would use #8 or larger screws as i snapped a few of the #6 during assembly and had to spend a fair amount of time clearing them out…
A fun Sunday afternoon project!