nosnaParticipantDecember 29, 2011 at 8:52 pmPost count: 185
I have struggled for a few years with how to make my European mounts for the wall. This Christmas I was home on the family property and decided that I would use some cedar for the mounting board. A little sanding and varnishing later and I think they turned out pretty good. Cheap too! The three bucks on the wall are my 2009,2010,2011 (left to right) archery harvests in central Iowa.TeamAsgrowParticipantDecember 29, 2011 at 8:56 pmPost count: 9152
how did you slab cut the cedar? Did you dry it? They look real nice. I tried to make a wall hanger for my buck this year and ended up turning it into a stand to set on my TV.
Nice work. I hate paying for something I could makeMaverickParticipantDecember 29, 2011 at 8:59 pmPost count: 4709
Those look great! I really like the corrugated steel used as wainscoting look in the game room. Very nice!
Do you live in the Iowa City area by chance?nosnaParticipantDecember 29, 2011 at 9:11 pmPost count: 185
I just used a chain saw and cut it at an angle (I know, real professional). Then I dried it by a wood stove, then fireplace for a few days. 4 coats of varnish, it really soaked it up.
Mav. Thanks, the women said I had to have a “man cave” in order to put up “dead animals” showed her 🙂 I do not live in IC, Des Moines..MaverickParticipantDecember 29, 2011 at 9:16 pmPost count: 4709
Years ago I knew a guy in the Iowa City area that has/had a similar room with the corrugated steel on the ceiling, just wondered if that happened to be you or you bought his house. Very nice mounts and room!TeamAsgrowParticipantDecember 29, 2011 at 9:17 pmPost count: 9152
Nice. I really like the whole rustic thing you have going on. Then again all my stuff is in the living room, the GF says “when we buy a new house, it goes to the basement” and I just keep putting stuff up in MY living room.Hunter DanParticipantDecember 29, 2011 at 9:20 pmPost count: 777
Looks great! How big around was the cedar you started with?TeamAsgrowParticipantDecember 29, 2011 at 9:26 pmPost count: 9152
looks like a pretty good sized one.7-9″?nosnaParticipantDecember 30, 2011 at 1:20 amPost count: 185
I think 7 to 9 is about right, the tree had been down for prolly 10 years so so it was fairly dry.mhockParticipantDecember 30, 2011 at 4:05 amPost count: 3353
Very well done. Me likey. Would looke nice with a walnut slab also.DMRJIGGERParticipantDecember 30, 2011 at 4:14 amPost count: 155
Nice! You like the big 8s and 9s! Me too, looks great!Antler ObsessionParticipantDecember 30, 2011 at 5:45 amPost count: 370
These are absolutely awesome nosna! I’ve been trying to find a way to get mine displayed and I love this. Seeing your corrugated steel wainscot made me think that a piece of galvanized threaded pipe with flanges connecting to the wall and the cedar would be a really cool way for you to hang them. I think it would fit in well with your industrial man cave.nosnaParticipantDecember 30, 2011 at 6:34 amPost count: 185
I really like that Idea of the pipe, you mean the black gas line type? I think that would look awesome. Thanks for the compliments. I have a curse of the 9’s ( you can’t see the 9th point in two). Either way, I have been very fortunate the past 3 seasons. Hopefully tomorrow am pays off late muzzle. The bucks sure have slowed due to the high heat. Too bad we can’t have 2 1/2 feet of snow and sit on field edges 🙂spiritpercherParticipantDecember 30, 2011 at 2:27 pmPost count: 633
I really like how the reddish-purple heart of the woods seems to outline the skulls, I am not usually a big European Mount fan, but I like those. Great Job.Antler ObsessionParticipantDecember 30, 2011 at 2:56 pmPost count: 370
Quote by: nosna
I really like that Idea of the pipe, you mean the black gas line type? I think that would look awesome.
Actually I was thinking more the galvanized pipe. Any Bomgaar’s, Theissens or Lowes has it. The black gas line would look cool too though.
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