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    11-02-2009, 05:18 PM
My dad did one for me as a kid that was a simpler version of JustDressageIt's. It was about half the size width-wise and about the same height and depth. He used regular sheetboard and 2x4s (like you get at lowes) and I don't think he stained it. It held up great. Actually, I was recently at my old barn and it is still there. Since it isn't being used, I am thinking of asking the BO if I can take it.

Mine had a full shelf up top and a half shelf about 1-1.5 ft off the floor, a saddle rack and 2 or 3 hooks on the inside. If you don't need the saddle rack, but want a clothes place, you could use that room to make a rack for hangers or add additional shelves for blankets/supplies etc. Or you could make it 4 ft high instead of 6 or 7 ft high and that would make it cheaper and give it a smaller footprint if space is an issue.

I asked my dad recently what he thought it would cost to build it again and he guessed probably about $200 or so, depending on materials. I think I looked at some outdoor sheetboard recently and it was about $30 or $40 for a 4x8 ft piece (about half that if you get indoor sheetboard, but won't hold up as well) and 2x4s are pretty cheap too.

I like JustDressage's idea of adding the plastic storage box. Gives you additional storage without the cost of building drawers. Very clever. :)
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    11-02-2009, 05:28 PM
I'd be very interested in buying yours if you are selling it. Do you have pictures?
    11-02-2009, 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by Angelhorsegirl    
I'd be very interested in buying yours if you are selling it. Do you have pictures?
Hmm...Well, the problem is that I don't actually have it right now, because it is at my old barn (and has been there for quite a while, so my old BO is within her rights to say no to me taking it back even though I don't see why she would since it isn't being used.) Plus, it kind of has sentimental value and I was thinking of using it for myself once I get to the point of having tack again.

I will try to get some pics though. And, of course, if you are interested, it might not be entirely outside of the realm of possibilities for my dad to build a similar one for you. The biggest difficulty (expense) would be getting it to Boca. We're in Tallahassee and that thing is HEAVY.
    11-02-2009, 08:07 PM
Hmn, well, I would be very interested and would love to see pictures! :)

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