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Building a Tack Closet
Topic Started: Jan 24 2007, 07:32 AM (1,191 Views)
BAC
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What kind of wood would be best to panel a small home closet that is going to be used to store a couple of saddles and several bridles? We were thinking of cedar or pine, wondering if some woods make for a healthier climate for tack than others? Thank you.
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Eleanor
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you know what is to funny, is that just below your post was a ad for "Easycloset.com" to funny.

If you are looking to save money you can just go to IKEA and get there pac closet that is want I just put in my tack room in the barn for my saddles.
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This is so nice. www.annstuart.com I would have got one or two of them if I could swing it.
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BAC
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The Ann Stuart ones are beautiful but we want to use an existing closet and just panel the interior in whatever would be most suitable for storing leather.
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BeastieSlave
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I can't offer help about what type of wood is best, but I can tell you what I did. When I designed & built my house, I put a tack closet in my garage. I decided it was more important to condition the space than have fancy paneling (I could only choose one) so the air conditioning went in instead of the pine.

My closet's walls are regular sheet rock. I had my carpenter put a vertical 1x8 in the center of the back wall. I knew I was going to do this and provided blocking between the studs behind it. I attached racks for three saddles to this
In addition to that, I had him run 1x6's horizontally at about 4' and 6' on the back and sides of the closet. These have bridle holders and hooks to hold bits, girths, martingales, etc. I have six bridle holders and about that many hooks. I could use more hooks :innocent:

I've been in the house over four years now and I LOVE my tack closet!! :cloud9: Good luck with yours BAC!
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Sing Mia Song
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Just talked to my cabinet-maker husband, and he says that the only choice is aromatic cedar (apparently you can get non-aromatic cedar--who knew?). He said that pine is too likely to bleed sap.

Now, if I could just get him to prove to me that aromatic cedar is the way to go...he promised me a tack trunk 10 years ago. :pissed:
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BAC
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SMS, is there a reason your husband recommends aromatic cedar other than for the smell? Thanks so much for the warning about pine, never even thought about the sap, that would be a disaster for the new Antares saddle and bridle that will be stored in this closet.
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