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DIY Saddle Stand Made From Reclaimed Wood Pallets

Updated on September 21, 2012

Handmade Saddle Stand

Build Your Own Saddle Stand For Less Than $20

As a horse owner/breeder, I know that raising horses is not a cheap hobby or business at all! So, a horse owner needs to save money anywhere possible. A horse saddle can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Storing an expensive saddle on the ground is not an option if you want to maintain your saddle properly. And saddle stands can cost from $50 and up. You can save money by building your own saddle stand from reclaimed wood pallets. I have built numerous saddle stands and I can assure you that my stands are built to last! By using reclaimed pallet wood my cost to build a very solid stand is less than $20, probably less than $5 but I want to keep it realistic.

DIY Stained Saddle Stand

Basic DIY Saddle Stand Guide

I cannot begin to tell you how easy it is to build your own saddle stand. I am not an expert wood worker by any standard! I have very basic construction/wood working skills. I can build a saddle stand from scratch in 2-3 hours. A little longer if I stain the stand.

DIY Saddle Stand Guide

  • find a couple of discarded wooden pallets (not hard at all - just drive around your hometown for about 5 minutes and you will come across more than you could imagine)
  • Use a cut saw or circular saw to cut (18) 32" boards - (4) 19" boards - (2) 32" 2X4's
  • Find a large wooden spool if possible and cut the round ends in half
  • Use a nail gun or screws to assemble as shown in photos
  • Use a large metal screw in hook for hanging tack (see photos)
  • You can stain your stand (optional)

You will see for yourself that your handmade saddle stand is just as good and probably better than any store bought stand!

Three Ways to Dismantle Pallets

Unfinished DIY Saddle Stand

Unfinished DIY Saddle Stand Side View

Saddle Stand - Tack Hook

DIY Barrel Type Saddle Stand

DIY Barrel Saddle Stand End View

DIY Barrel Stand - Tack Hanging Hook

DIY Barrel Saddle Stand - Unfinished

Stained Saddle Stand - Tack Hook

DIY Saddle Stand - Comments

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  • TMHughes profile image


    6 years ago from Asheville, NC

    Another great hub! Love the use of pallets, I will be making one of these too!

  • Sherry Hewins profile image

    Sherry Hewins 

    6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

    That's pretty cool. I like it!


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