This step by step woodworking project is about saddle stand plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a beautiful wooden saddle stand. We have designed the plans to keep the expenditures under control and to involve the least amount of work possible. The simple saddle stand is ideal for your workshop even as a decorative piece.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the saddle stand won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Saddle Stand Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 24″ long SIDES
- B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 20″ long BASE
- C – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 11 1/4″ long, 6 pieces – 22 1/2″ long 2xSHELF
- D – 9 piece of 1×2 lumber – 24″ long TOP
- 1 piece of 1×12 lumber – 4 ft
- 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 4 ft
- 6 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- filler, stain
How to build a saddle stand
The first step of the project is to build the sides of the saddle stand. Use 1×12 lumber and cut the slats at 24″. Round the top of the planks with a jigsaw. In addition, make a round notch to the bottom of the slats. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper, if you want to get a professional result.
Build the base for the saddle stand out of 1×4 slats. Cut the ends of the components in a decorative manner, by using a jigsaw. In addition, cut out a curved notch to the bottom of the slat. Smooth the edges with 120 grit sandpaper.
Fit 1×2 cleats to the interior faces of the side components. Use glue and 1 1/4″ screws or brad nails to lock them together tightly.
Attach 1×2 slats to the cleats, as shown in the diagram. Place a piece of wood between the slats to create consistent gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the slats to the cleats.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to attach the 1×2 slats to the top of the sides. Make sure the edges are flush and drill pilot holes before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Smooth the exposed edges with 120 sandpaper.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden saddle stand with bench from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.
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