I plan to order some that are very similar to that to put in my tack room. I am assuming that those are english saddle racks, correct? In my opinion, the only ones that are better are the ones that are collapsible so that you can fold them down out of the way when you are not using them.
Well, you cannot put a western saddle on a rack designed for english saddles. Mainly because the shape and weight is completely different and a western saddle does not need support in the same places as an english saddle. Are you looking for a western saddle rack? The one that they show a smaller picture of at the bottom of the page on the website you posted would be considered a "western" saddle rack.
Okay. From the pics alone those look a lot sturdier than the one I found here in Japan (too bad we have no local TSC, free delivery to Japan would be great). Our saddles are mostly Abetta western saddles.
A second question, although I think I know the answer, should I think about just buying wood and making something myself?
That is a possibility if you are good with working wood. I'm not so I would never dream of something like that LOL. We had 2 handmade wooden saddle racks in our old tack room, but they were braced against the floor; more like saddle stands that happened to be nailed to the wall. I am sure there would be a way to do it, but I'm not sure how to make a free-hanging wall rack out of wood so that you could stack them on top of each other.