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Building A Tack Cabinet
Well - I took my mill list to the yard the other day, and
it will cost about $180 for the plywood and 2x4s. I'm using 3/4" good-one-side,
and studding the walls for the built-in saddle racks (it will hold four western
saddles). I'm reinforcing the floor, using a 2x4 as little joists. That way, I
can stand inside without bowing the floor. I'm cutting air vents and will screen
I found some sites on the 'net, and boy, the prices are
fierce! I could only find dinky little ones you take to shows, nothing like I'm
building. I have seen tall Rubbermaid storage cabinets that could work very
well, but I'm not into the plastic look.
The cabinet will be 4x4x8. It will have a double door.
I'm still debating if the saddles will go on the side or the back wall, each
wall will be four feet wide, so width is not an issue. I'll make up bridle racks
and a couple of shelves. I won't be buying anything that I can't make. I'll have
room for a couple of the grooming boxes, a step stool, etc. I will make up a blanket bar for drying and mount it on the outside.
I'll have wheels on it.
I have two trunks which I use for wraps, boots, pads and
blankets. I'm thinking of building a nice big trunk after I finish this
Should be a fun project. I'll keep you
Thanks for all the ideas!
Cheryl in WNY
Horse Kids Kit, Bobby & Dani
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