|ShannonSevenfold ||08-07-2009 05:48 PM |
My new handmade (home-made) saddle stand - Saved me almost $100. :D
Me and my grandpa made this today. It took us about 3 hours to do. We made it out of a 12-foot-long cedar 2x4. If you can't see it, there are 2 hooks on the front to hold my bridle and reins. We made it custom to fit the measurements of my saddle, and it folds flat. We modeled it after a saddle stand I saw in a catalog that retailed for about $100. The picture at the end is me and my grandpa. Sorry, that's probably the worst picture of me ever. haha
|MIEventer ||08-07-2009 06:04 PM |
Awww that is so sweet! That is great that you got to share that time and experience with your Grandpa, that is something you'll beable to cherrish forever.
|ShannonSevenfold ||08-07-2009 06:11 PM |
mhm. It was pretty fun. =) My grandpa has a huge woodshop and I was talking about how my saddle has been sitting on the back of my computer chair since I got it and he said he could probably help me make one if I had a picture. So I found the one I had wanted and he helped me make it. :D
|themacpack ||08-07-2009 06:13 PM |
What a wonderful memory to have made. Very nice stand.
|Vidaloco ||08-07-2009 06:35 PM |
Besides the great time working with your grandpa, that is a great saddle stand.
He needs to make more and sell them on Ebay :D
|ShannonSevenfold ||08-07-2009 10:32 PM |
Actually, now that I know how to make them, I plan on perfecting it and then maybe trying to sell some.
|iridehorses ||08-10-2009 10:37 AM |
Very nice workmanship! Some paint or stain and it'll look professional. (BTW, I think those are 2X2 not 2X4).
|goldilockz ||08-10-2009 10:39 AM |
|Jillyann ||08-10-2009 11:54 AM |
That is awesome! My brother and boyfriend like making things like that, and they want to make me a new saddle rack as well. How much did all the supplies cost all together? Cause I found a metal one online for around 35, and if it turns out its going to cost more then that, i will just buy one.
|ShannonSevenfold ||08-10-2009 06:42 PM |
iridehorses - It was 12 foot 2x4 that we split 3 times with a skill saw. =)
Jillyann - I really couldn't tell you. My grandpa has a huge woodshop so he just went out to his shed and found something that would work. And he's the parts manager at a John Deere dealership so he got all the hardware for free. haha
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