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  1. #1
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    Default 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.

    Anyway, I just wanted to show my latest project!

    Starting out:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...a&id=578147844
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...1&id=578147844

    Making sure I am on the right track:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...d&id=578147844
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...8&id=578147844

    No Doors yet:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...b&id=578147844

    Finished Product (minus door handles and locks):
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...e&id=578147844
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...3&id=578147844

    And last but not least... to the COTH'er, Tara, whose SO built and blogged about this is my HERO! I spent hours analyzing the pictures. http://walkinfridge.blogspot.com/200...ck-locker.html THANK YOU!
    Dreaming in Color



  2. #2
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    Oooh I like it.. very nice.
    ___._/> I don't suffer from insanity.. I enjoy every
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  3. #3
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    Me too. It's lovely!
    Proud owner of Gus & Gringo.
    See G2's blog
    Photos



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    Wow, that really rocks! Totally awesome job! Kudos to you for not being intimidated by the task and going for it! I have woodworking envy, LOL.
    Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
    Witherun Farm
    http://witherun-farm.blogspot.com/



  5. #5
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    Neat!
    Those hinges give it lots of character.

    That may some day become an heirloom to your grandkids.



  6. #6
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    It ROLLS?!?! How splendid. I'm jealous. Perhaps I'll go play with some "forbidden' power tools as well!



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    It's gorgeous! Any chance you're willing to sell a copy of your plans!?!? I think some COTH peeps would be willing to pay for them. I know I would!
    "Sometimes you just have to shut up and color."



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    Default Nicely done!

    When are you starting on mine? LOL!



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    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?
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams



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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    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."
    Dreaming in Color



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    Wow, that's gorgeous! I'm so jealous--of your ability! I could never in a million years make something that nice. I literally can't draw a straight line with a ruler.

    Kim
    I loff my Quarter horse clique

    I kill threads dead!



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    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!



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    ZOMG I want one!! That is gorgeous and so incredibly useful!



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    Default YOU GO GIRL!!

    Lovely job!!
    "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"



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    *Applause*

    Wonderful job and many kudos for building your own and not being intimidated!

    I want one now. Mr. PB better look out....



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    Well, that will teach DH to leave you home, power tools or not!

    Good job!
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat



  17. #17
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    Very cool. How are you going to *get* that to the barn? It's ginormous!! Lovely job!!



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    OMG, you are so talented! Love it!
    EDDIE WOULD GO



  19. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Cowboy View Post
    When are you starting on mine? LOL!
    Seriously you could go into the business. I had a carpenter build one similar and it wasn't cheap. I was so very sad to leave it behind when I moved.

    Very nice. Very well done.



  20. #20
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    All I have to say is WOW! Great job!



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