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  1. #1
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    Default My nifty new storage locker at the barn . . .

    The barn where I board in the winter has small tack lockers for each person . . . tolerable, but WAY too small for multiple saddles and gear! I keep anywhere from 1-3 horses there at any given time, and with the very sad state of affairs I've had this year (each horse needing TWO entirely different saddles, yay me) . . . well, storage was a problem!

    I am slightly handy and OK with tools, but have NO time or patience to do a good job building stuff, and I didn't want some badly-built apparition sitting in front of my stall looking like crud, so I got creative.

    http://www.homedepot.com/buy/rubberm...shed-4749.html

    This handy little sucker cost $240 on sale, assembled in 10 minutes with no tools, weighs only about 60 pounds, and is HUGE. Add a freestanding saddle rack from Schneiders ($90) and a small modular unit from OrganizedBarn.com ($120) and for about $500 I have a spacious, nifty tack locker that is the envy of all!
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    That looks great!!
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    What a great idea!!



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    THAT IS (!!!) cool!
    so, curious: are you able to secure/lock it? And do you feel its well protected from mice (chewing) access?

    regardless: I'll bet you've started a trend!
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    It has a hasp for a padlock. Probably the thing could be dismantled with a few good swings with a sledgehammer, but I'm not worried about thieves--none of my stuff is that nice!

    It's probably not entirely mouse-proof, but far more so than the other wooden lockers were! I once put my foot in my tall boot at the barn and squished a live mouse!
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    Default NICE ~~~ works for you ``

    nice `` glad it works for you ``

    thanks for sharing ``
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    Way to go!

    I've had that exact one for several years now. They do hold up. While I wouldn't store food in there, I do keep all of my fine wools and sheepskin pads in it and they stay mouse free.
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    LOVE it!!!

    I could even see that being very, very useful for an at-home tack room to keep the leather goods all covered up and out of the inevitable dust. Nice!
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    Very nice!

    Before Mr. C'Mare built me my Tack Armoire' I considered one of those too but wasn't sure how to make it work (this was before I learned of the Organized Barn). Great job!
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    Very nice!



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    I love the model number, looks like wolves
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    Choco, I remember the tack armoire! It is the standard by which all such things are judged. I have a small tack trunk that was built by a carpenter friend. Talk about over-designed, over-engineered, WAY too heavy to lift but a gorgeous piece of furniture! It is actually sitting right behind the more humble Rubbermaid structure . . . never to move again, as the dang thing weighs 150 pounds empty.
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    My tack room is a storage room behind the garage, attached to the house, not the barn.
    Very secure, but not that practical for every day use, when you have to either take the day's tack to the barn, or lead the horse to the tackroom across the parking lot.

    I was thinking of some kind of storage for every day tack in the barn, but could not come with the right container, until you posted about this one.
    I think I will get one of those too, great idea, thank you.



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    Very nice, makes me think maybe I need one to put inside my tack/feed room (oh, who am I kidding, it's a vacant stall). My tack is all in saddle and bridle bags, but the dust, even on the bags, sorts of discourages me from riding.
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    I've been coveting that model.
    With your additions it looks Per-Fect

    Like M'sMom my "tackroom" is just a stall-sized space in the barn and the wire-shelving unit I put there 7 years ago is showing some rust besides being no deterrent to dust.
    Not so much for saddles, bridles, etc - but I'd like a place to store the stuff that now collects dust & bird-droppings on the wire shelves.
    Roadtrip to Home Depot today!
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    a tip for you............add hinges to it and it will hold up much longer. LOVE mine for outdoors but one gust of wind blew off the door causing me to have to reset it almost every time I opened it. With hinges on the doors it is so much sturdier.



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    Quote Originally Posted by casper324 View Post
    a tip for you............add hinges to it and it will hold up much longer. LOVE mine for outdoors but one gust of wind blew off the door causing me to have to reset it almost every time I opened it. With hinges on the doors it is so much sturdier.
    Good idea!



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    I really like it ! I don't currently need one but now I know what to look for if someone else does.. good job



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    It has hinges but they are pretty flimsy . . . you mean extra ones? There isn't any wind inside the barn . . .
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    Nice and tidy! How is the wire rack attached to the wall?
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