Other people just aren't appreciating this for it's awesomeness, so I had to share with some people who would really think it was cool!
My dad, handyman and woodworker extraordinaire, came over last weekend to build me an EPIC TACK CABINET. There was a nice chunk of my garage between the water heater and the door to the house that had a "leaning tower of Pisa" stack of horse stuff. Trunks on the bottom, plastic totes on top of that, blanket bags to top it all off. It was a safety hazard at best!
So I sketched out a cabinet that would hold all my stuff. The tricky parts were wanting to get two trunks and two saddles in there. We discussed the plan and then he got there and we got started. The plan evolved as we built as we figured out how to do the shelves and the supports.
And - being the woodworker that he is - he insisted on finishing the thing out with a coat of varnish on the doors, paint on the cabinet, and quarter round along the edges.
So what I have now instead of the pile of inaccessible crap? A BEAUTIFUL cabinet with two trunks on dollys, space for two saddles, but racks that can come down when I'm only storing one, two full-depth shelves, one half depth shelf, 6 bridle racks, space for additional hooks as necessary, three bucket hooks, a tack cleaning hook, and two HUGE open shelves up above it all.
I would love to have a handy dad like yours - very, very awesome! I wouldn't trade my dad for anyone else, but let's just say he was super excited he didn't electrocute himself removing switch plates prior to having his house painted...
My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.
Originally Posted by katarine
If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed
Love it! One of my Christmas presents from DH is to get my tack box refinished and adapted a bit. Unfortunately, a few other emergence projects have stalled it, so it's still kinda in pieces: something about water in the house and my car running being more important? LOL Congrats on a weekend job well done!
"Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"