Look what I built all by myself... a Tack Cabinet!
Hubby doesn't like me playing with the power tools. (Hey, I am not the most graceful person on earth so I can't blame him) but two years ago when he left the country on business and didn't take me along, I made myself a tack trunk.
This month, he went out of the country on business again (and again, didn't take me) and so I built myself a tack locker.
I am so stinkin' proud of myself. It is far from perfect, but I am no master woodworker. Heck I never took shop class! I spent a couple of months creating the plans and measuring my horse stuff for a custom fit. Hubby and FIL kept saying they'd help me build one at some point... I just got impatient.
I do have to give my hubby credit for helping me hang the doors when he got home and to my MIL/FIL for designing the doors and letting me bounce ideas off of them.
Beautiful! I love the knotty pine! That is something to really be proud of! You should draw up the plans and sell them. Or better yet, make the cabinets and sell 'em.
Did you use a table or radial arm saw, or a hand-held circular saw?
Who says gals can't handle power tools?
The plans are actually very simple.
I am not Not NOT allowed to use the circular saw by threat of divorce. The large sheets (plywood and knotty pine) were ripped by Lowe's when I purchased them. The rest of the wood was cut via a Sawzall and a Jigsaw. I didn't aim for perfection... I don't know enough to be perfect. We don't own that many tools and the FIL would want to supervise if I borrowed his and then the MIL would be all over it. Sometimes, it's just easier to do it yourself.
I can't wait to take it out to the barn. I already have 3 people that want me to make them one... but I think that I will just offer up the plans and my "expertise."
Great job! I've one something similar I bought from a fellow boarder when she was moving to a barn that had tack lockers and would have no place for. Not quite as big as yours
and less shelves. Added a second saddle rack. Your lower shelves are an awesome idea--
methinks some remodeling may be in store!