source for pedestal woodworking plans?Contributors to this thread:
No Mercy 30-Dec-16
Rob Nye 13-Jan-17
Counting my mounts before they are even killed but I'm hunting South Africa in August and I want to do some pedestal mounts. Ready made ones are outrageous. Anyone know of plans available to build your own?
I am waiting on my sable to come back from Africa and am also interested in making a pedestal for it, hard to put a shoulder mount on the wall without a very sharp turn.
How high are your ceilings? I have a 51 inch Kudu shoulder mount on a 32" six sided base with about 4" to spare in 8 foot ceilings
About 8 ft.
There are some videos on making pedestal bases on youtube.
If you think that may work for you I can take some pics and try and upload. Please understand I am not a computer savvy guy. So try is all I can do.
My buddy and are heading there in august as well and I too am counting chickens before their hatched lol. I was fortunate enough to take a great oryx in Texas and hoping for a gemsbok while in SA so I am interested as well in the pedestal option to put both together. Let me know how you make out on the build.
My dad and I have made several based upon photos or ideas then create our own. mcKenzie Taxidermy Supply has lots of types in their catalog .
Here is dads zebra
I thought granite would be neat on my Kudu top- but even having the holes for the rods drilled was not cheap- I had about $500 into building it myself
For reference this is a 54" kudu but I have 10' ceilings in my basement game room
Somewhere I saw a multi-height base
Another idea was a pedestal of faux stone. I had a bunch of leftover after I did my walls, but man this thing is heavy.
Dad just got this back, You can't really see the woods, but dad built the pedestal.
Just saw this on FB from a friend, and my next one I'll build will be this one. I like the habitat underneath and the mount sitting on just a wood top.
From: No Mercy
Here's one I did out of barnwood from our farm.
I like the barn wood. Probably cause I have a shed full, and it's paid for. heh heh
Seriously, nice job on that ,No Mercy.
From: Rob Nye
Very nice no mercy; is that a fence post?
All of those are really nice! Thank you!
This one's a little different than maybe what you're thinking of doing. I did everything myself except the mounts themselves. Very satisfying.