Trophy room started

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by AZDAVE, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. rinehart0050

    rinehart0050 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Looks great! Really enjoying seeing the room progress
     
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  2. Ridgewalker

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    Ugh! I just had an attack of jealousy! That’s going to be great! I really like the euros on the shield! Excellent idea! Oh and the barn doors are very handsome!
     
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  3. Tra3

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    Very nice!
     
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  4. AZDAVE

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    @Ridgewalker The barn doors are built from the beetle kill pine that I picked up the last time I was in Colorado. I am planning on building a pedestal for my wife's Black wildebeest coming in from last years safari from the same wood.
     
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  5. Ridgewalker

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    A pedestal out of that is going to be beautiful! Sad about all the trees being killed by beetles, but the wood from it is really nice!
     
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  6. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    That’s my next plan. Add on to the trophy room and add a vault. Just takes $$$
    Best idea though.
     
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  7. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Make sure everything has 3/4” plywood behind it. I missed this step in my lodge and it makes hanging heads difficult.
     
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  8. AZDAVE

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    @Philip Glass I put the OSB that is made to hold screw well, behind the dry wall, based on many comments I read on others who built trophy rooms. and it is working like a champ.
     
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  9. CAustin

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    Smart move!
     

  10. ActionBob

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    Loving it all Dave! Did you build that wildebeest pedestal yourself? I have a stash of that old grey barn wood with varying amounts of red paint still showing, just waiting for the right project;)
     

  11. steve ahrenberg

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    Hi Dave,

    What part of the valley are you in?

    Steve
     

  12. AZDAVE

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    @ActionBob yes i built the pedestal for the wildebeest and the Sable.. Planning on building a double pedestal for the Roan and waterbuck coming soon, and another for my wife's black wildebeest.
    @steve ahrenberg I am down south close to Tombstone.
     
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  13. Philip Glass

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    Sounds good. Like to near how you like it
     

  14. jeff

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    Very nice! love the doors! That shield euro mount is awesome.
     

  15. buckmarkhunter

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    Looks great, nice addition
     

  16. meigsbucks

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    AZDAVE, I’m jealous! Looks beautiful.
     

  17. AZDAVE

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    @Philip Glass I read all the reviews of people that had built trophy rooms and talked with my contractor about 3/4 in plywood and he said that the OSB would hold everything I planned on putting up on the walls (He did say that is it was a shoulder mounted elephant I might want to make sure I also hit a stud) plus the OSB will save $$$. I have really enjoyed just putting in a screw and hanging the mounts. Right now the heaviest I have hung is a cape buff European mount and once I put it up I pulled down with about 50Lbs of force to make sure and no issues. Will be glad when last years taxidermy is complete and shipped here. So I would recommend that route.
     
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  18. AB2506

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    Congrats on the room.

    I don't think I would have bothered with the window between the kitchen and trophy room. The antis can still see the trophies.
     

  19. kevin masters

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    Very nice room and very nice trophies!!! I really like the wood and the doors!!
     

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