So mad i could breath fire. anyone built a tack box?

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    11-20-2012, 07:30 PM
So mad i could breath fire. anyone built a tack box?

So sometime in the last two days, something did a number on my barrel saddle. There's ahuge chunk of rawhide chewed off the cantle, and the entire top part along the top of the cantle is chewed, as well as one of the rawhide stirrups. I just want to cry. Don't guess ill be selling it now lol. It will make a good extra to hang around. Tack trunks are expensive, so I want to make one. Has anyone ever made one, pictures, plans?
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    11-20-2012, 08:35 PM
Was it a dog? You could probably get it fixed. Sorry never made a box, but I can't see it being to hard.
    11-20-2012, 08:39 PM
No I would imagine it was a squirrel or some rodent of some sort. I imagine I could get the rawhide replaced, bit it would proboly twice what the saddle is worth. Plus havingng to replace stirrups. I just don't see it being worth it. I thought about buying one of those large metal cabinets if I can find one deep enough and sturdy enough to not tip over with three saddles in it.
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    11-20-2012, 09:12 PM
Green Broke
My grain box can fit a saddle stand on the open side. It is 4x4x4. Locks on the front.
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    11-20-2012, 09:12 PM
See what Tractor Supply has for boxes for the back of a pick up. I got a good stout one by Rubbermaid. Big enough for a saddle and lots of stuff. The lid is strong and has a locking handle that can be padlocked. Since mine is inside it's lasted 15 years. It's called Action Packer, there are several sizes. Mine is the biggest and we got everything needed at a show in it. These boxes are strong and it would cost just as much to build one out of wood.
    11-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Thanks for the ideas. I need something big enough to put three saddles in, two western and an English. Saddlebag, howdoes your saddle sit in it, do you keep it tipped on the horn or does it sit on something with the fenders folded under?
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    11-20-2012, 10:20 PM
Green Broke
Well my box could easily fit my western and two english on the one side. But it cost $100 and two days to make. But the bf had to make it perfect so he spent good time on it. But I've seen the ones made big enough for everything that are pricey.

You don't realize how big my grain box is until you see it lol. We built it big enough that if I moved barns I could use it as my grain box and my tack locker. You could easily make it another foot or so taller and put a standing saddle rack in it but then you might as well buy one.
    11-20-2012, 10:32 PM
Green Broke
OP, I see you think rodents did the vile deed. That being the case, you might want to try and look for something made of metal as those little critters can chew through wood and whatever most of the material rubbermaid products are made of. The one that Saddlebag mentioned sounds like, while it's Rubbermaid, it might be heavy enough.
    11-20-2012, 10:42 PM
I don't think it was dogs. The saddle was on the bottom tier of the saddle rack, but the way the entire top if the cantle is chewed, it had to be something with a tiny mouth. I text the BO and told her I put all my tack in her trailer and she said they had a problem with squirrels chewing the wires in the tractors. I wish I would have known this before so I could have saved myself some saddle damage. I'll lol at tsc tommrow and see if they have any of the truck boxes. I'll proboly make a trip to the used furniture store to see if they have any metal cabinets as well, and go from there.
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