Antler Tree.....


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Rembrandt
December 5, 2011, 08:10 PM
Merry Christmas.....the Antler Tree

After nearly 40 years of hunting you tend to accumulate antlers. Having filled a couple of trophy rooms I could never quite figure how to display the racks that didn't get mounted.....here's something I've had in the back of my mind for some time.

Cut a 8' length of tree and mounted it to a drum dolly, then filled the base with concrete for ballast and stability. Casters make it easy to roll around for cleaning. Plan to paint and add plant foliage to the base.

Maybe I'll add a few lights for Christmas decorations.....(heehee)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmpics3007.jpg?t=1323124370

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmpics3010.jpg?t=1323124651

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmpics3006.jpg?t=1323124264

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmpics3014.jpg?t=1323125013

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Bobson
December 5, 2011, 08:27 PM
Neat idea. I think it'll make a great conversation piece, if nothing else.

Cob
December 5, 2011, 08:32 PM
You need something on or near the top of the two forks ...(kind of like the "star" at the top of the tree)... maybe a mounted squirrel holding an acorn, a mounted bird, like a duck or a pheasant, or some foliage.... or maybe your favorite hunting cap... one in hunter's orange & one in camo.
I like it

Liberty1776
December 5, 2011, 08:44 PM
that's just braggin'! (nicely done...)

ridgerunner1965
December 5, 2011, 09:34 PM
i shure like that idea! im thinkin of doing it on a peeled and stained cedar log tho. no bark fallin off years from now.

saltydog452
December 6, 2011, 12:39 PM
That would hang LOTS of hats. Cool beans.

salty

Sav .250
December 6, 2011, 12:59 PM
A true hunters ....tree. :)

lowerunit411
December 6, 2011, 01:03 PM
the tree is cool..what i want to know is where you hide the gate key to the spot where you got all of these!

saltydog452
December 6, 2011, 01:09 PM
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Kingcreek
December 6, 2011, 06:29 PM
I have an attached and finished garage with the front wall filled with skull mounts and shed antlers. My wife calls it the Bonehead wall.
I like the antler tree. my wife would hate it.

Rembrandt
December 6, 2011, 09:52 PM
Here's what it looks like in the trophy room....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmtrophyroom001.jpg?t=1323222075

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmtrophyroom006.jpg?t=1323222167

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/farmtrophyroom004.jpg?t=1323222275

birdshot8's
December 7, 2011, 04:20 AM
Rembrandt, My first deer a spike had antlers similiar the ones you have dispayed over the window.

rodensouth
December 9, 2011, 06:09 PM
That looks most excellent in the trophy room!

I love that mount with the tusks and red eyes, you've got a good sense of humor.

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