Does anyone make their own floor pedestals

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I have some barnwood and will make an attempt to make my own floor pedestal. I thought about building a frame for it from regular timber and then covering with the barnwood.
Anyone here make their own pedestals?
 
A few years ago, I ran out of wall space, so I started to make floor pedestals so that I can also cover my floor space with mounts. :rolleyes:

All of my pedestals are either 6 or 8 sided. I start by making a frame made from 2x4s that are glued and air nailed together, then I glue and clamp the face wood over the frame.

My first pedestal was this pretty simple one faced with oak for my Musk ox.
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I put doors on the front of my Leopard pedestal so that I can put stuff inside. o_O The face wood is Alder that I chose to stain dark. The casters can be pulled out at the final placement.
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Another "cabinet" pedestal that I built was for this double Caribou mount faced with Oak.
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I used pieces of the back skins of my Zebra and Sables to fill in the panels on their pedestals. And this Sable pedestal was a little tippy, so I extended the base 3" on all sides.
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I faced most of my pedestals with Cherry wood.
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My current project is building a 12" high Oak pedestal for my Alaskan brown bear that I shot last year. I am looking forward to having that mount back before summer. :D
 
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Those are cool!

I plan to make my first one soon for a whitetail or mule deer.
 
I have some barnwood and will make an attempt to make my own floor pedestal. I thought about building a frame for it from regular timber and then covering with the barnwood.
Anyone here make their own pedestals?

I've had several made by a mate exactly as you describe, a pine frame with rustic timber over the top. I like them. I'm currently mounting a roaring red stag on another.

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Really like the kudu base color. That’s what mine should resemble.
I've built several for my larger mounts, buf, sable, eland. I like knotty alder and build them about 24 inches wide (octagon or square) and 26 inches high. I build in a false bottom about 6 inches high so I can fill it with sand for a counterbalance for buf or eland. I trim the tops and bases with live edge strips and stain to desired hue. On my big square one I fitted doors on the front for extra storage, more of a cabinet than a pedestal. One of these days I want to build a round one. I've got square, hex and octagon, straight sided and taper sided, with and without doors. I'll probably never hunt enough to use all of them but they are fun to build.
 
Old fence post, simple box for the base, easy build. For the floor base I used 2 pieces
1/2” plywood glued and screwed make a solid floor pad.
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Old fence post, simple box for the base, easy build. For the floor base I used 2 pieces
1/2” plywood glued and screwed make a solid floor pad.View attachment 452128
Nice. To build these things you are limited only by your imagination. Any old hunk of scrap lumber, tree stumps, limbs can be fashioned into an eye catching piece.
 
I used barn wood to make my eland pedestal
I have some barnwood and will make an attempt to make my own floor pedestal. I thought about building a frame for it from regular timber and then covering with the barnwood.
Anyone here make their own pedestals
 
I've built several for my larger mounts, buf, sable, eland. I like knotty alder and build them about 24 inches wide (octagon or square) and 26 inches high. I build in a false bottom about 6 inches high so I can fill it with sand for a counterbalance for buf or eland. I trim the tops and bases with live edge strips and stain to desired hue. On my big square one I fitted doors on the front for extra storage, more of a cabinet than a pedestal. One of these days I want to build a round one. I've got square, hex and octagon, straight sided and taper sided, with and without doors. I'll probably never hunt enough to use all of them but they are fun to build.
Would you be able to draw up some simple plans for your octagon pedestals, and post some pics?
Thanks
 
The octagon pedestasls are fairly easy to do. You have to have an accurate table saw to cut a 22.5 degree edges and decide if you want solid faces or open to use skins in. The glue up requires a bit more planning and doesn't hurt to have couple extra hands.
 
The octagon pedestasls are fairly easy to do. You have to have an accurate table saw to cut a 22.5 degree edges and decide if you want solid faces or open to use skins in. The glue up requires a bit more planning and doesn't hurt to have couple extra hands.
I build a double top and bottom. One is finish dimension and the other is smaller by the thickness of the wood I use for the sides. Set two slats on the bottom, one on each side and tack them to the smaller bottom and top. The others will fall right into place.
 
Would you be able to draw up some simple plans for your octagon pedestals, and post some pics?
Thanks
Pm me and I will email some. I don't know how to post online.
 
Just built an octagon pedestal 31 in high by 23 wide.
I used mahogany 1 x 4s, 1 x 3s, 1/2 in birch plywood for panels and 3/4 plywood for base and top.
I cut 16 x 1/4s that were 9.5 in long. Next I cut a 22.5 angle on each end, then used 1 in air nails and glue to make the octagon base and top with these. Make sure length is exact!
I then cut 16 x 1x3 at 29 in long.
These I cut at 22.5 angle lengthwise on one side, then put two together with glue and nailer.
When I had 8 of these completed I used them to connect the base with the top.
Before connecting base, I traced out the 3/4 in plywood on the base octagon, cut it to fit inside, then glued and nailed it in.
After all the stand risers were set, I cut 4.5 in filler pieces to fill the gaps between each riser on bottom and top.
At this point I cut 8 panels of the 1/2 in plywood at 6 x 29in and secured these to the back side of the risers.
I left a 1.5 in space between the top of each riser and top of octagon for the top plywood piece to rest on.
Lastly I filled some wholes, sanded and stained.
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