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How do you build a wood saddle rack?

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To build a wood saddle rack, you need to measure your saddle, buy the appropriate-sized wood and screws, as well as sandpaper and a saddle blanket to finish it off.

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How do you build a wood saddle rack?
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To begin, cut two boards to the length of your saddle out of 2"x12" wood of your choice, such as pine. These two boards become the top of the saddle rack. Then cut two more boards to the height of your saddle, making sure that they are tall enough for the stirrups as well. These two boards become the vertical sides that hold up the saddle rack.

Cut each of the tops of these vertical boards to about a thirty-degree angle, creating a point for each board. Holding these boards up, place the original two boards on top, leaning on the angle and touching each other, to create a house-like structure. Nail the boards together.

To finish securing the saddle rack, cut an additional piece of wood to the length of your saddle minus the widths of both the vertical sides. Once cut, nail in this supporting piece of wood between both vertical sides. Finally, cut two more boards to the width of the saddle rack and nail these boards under each side of the standing vertical sides. To complete the look of the wooden saddle rack, sand down any bumps and place the saddle blanket on top of the stand.

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