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Rembrandt
December 10, 2011, 01:17 PM
After nearly 40 years of hunting you tend to accumulate antlers. Having filled a couple of trophy rooms I could never quite figure how to display the racks that didn't get mounted.....here's something I've had in the back of my mind for some time.

Cut a 8' length of tree and mounted it to a drum dolly, then filled the base with concrete for ballast and stability. Casters make it easy to roll around for cleaning. Plan to paint and add plant foliage to the base.

Maybe I'll add a few lights for Christmas decorations.....(heehee)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmtrophyroom004.jpg?t=1323222275

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmtrophyroom006.jpg?t=1323222167

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmtrophyroom001.jpg?t=1323222075

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmpics3006.jpg?t=1323124264

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmpics3014.jpg?t=1323125013

Vt.birdhunter
December 10, 2011, 01:51 PM
Nice racks!! That big boy over the TV is a BRUTE!


You either have the coolest wife ever or are a confirmed bachelor.;)
One over the fireplace is all Im allowed.....and that took so doing.:p

TheGoldenState
December 10, 2011, 01:53 PM
Unique, I like it.


You have to get something big for the top.

shortwave
December 10, 2011, 01:58 PM
Very good idea Rembrandt.

As you, I've got a barn full of racks I've accumulated over the years. Just laying out there collecting dust

You'll never run out of room for someone to hand their hat.;)

Thanks for sharing.

Rembrandt
December 10, 2011, 03:14 PM
You either have the coolest wife ever or are a confirmed bachelor

Wife wasn't all that thrilled at first, but when the kids started hunting and bringing home game....she put her biases aside. It helps having two homes to store it all, sort of like his-and-hers.

Deja vu
December 10, 2011, 04:56 PM
I like it alot. That is a very good way to mount many antlers in a small area! :cool:

Gbro
December 10, 2011, 09:58 PM
Nice but it has to be a tad top heavy with all those bones! :D
I struggled with the same problem, although not to the extent of your collection and have my own solution. All my daughters and a couple grandsons have my racks in these changeable displays that I have made.

http://www.nashwauk.net/images/graphics/deerhead31.jpg

Kreyzhorse
December 11, 2011, 06:45 AM
Lot of nice deer in there Rembrant but it's the antelope that I keep coming back look over.

shortwave
December 11, 2011, 10:10 AM
...but its the antelope I keep coming back to look over

Not me, Its the tusks on the wall mount in the third pic down that's on the right hand wall. Looks like a mount of my x mother-n-law. :D