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Old 01-11-2021, 07:18 PM   #1
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Ok I’m not very good at building anything but overall I’m pleased with how it turned out. Been kicking around ideas in my head for a while mostly how to do the base and attaching the post to the base. I found a cedar tree with a fork in it I liked. Wished I had cut a little longer but I made it work.
Stripped the bark off, sanded down some of the rough edges and then put some sealer on it.

Put mount on the bad side just see see how it was gonna look.
For the base I used cedar 2x4 for the frame 18x21in
Then used cedar 2x6 for the top of the base.

I used 2 5 1/2in lag bolts to attach the pole to the base.


I used 3 1/2in corner brackets to attach the horns to the pole. They fit good in the hole in the back of the skull. Just bend them to an angle you like for your mount.
The bolts in the back are to work like a backstop. Works ok but I still may drill a hole further up and use a little taller screw.
Finished up I was happy given my skills lol
If I did it again I’d mount the pole farther back instead of centering it so it would be closer to the wall.


I need to figure what I want to put on the base was thinking few cool rocks from the lease.


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Old 01-11-2021, 07:19 PM   #2
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Awesome....made my own also. I like “euro trees”
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:26 PM   #3
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Looks good
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:45 PM   #4
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Nice
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:03 PM   #5
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Looks great!!

Had a TBHr’s son make one for me last year. Almost got it full and will have to do another one.
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:05 PM   #6
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Very cool!I like it.
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:06 PM   #7
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Man, I like that a lot!
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:09 PM   #8
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Looks very nice.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:17 AM   #9
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This looks great. I think you’ve chosen exactly the right scale for the number of mounts you’ve included. Really looks good.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:04 AM   #10
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Great job! That is neat!
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:05 AM   #11
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Looks great!!

Had a TBHr’s son make one for me last year. Almost got it full and will have to do another one.
You promised me pictures!
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:26 AM   #12
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Looks really nice. Made one myself a few years ago. I think it is a great way to display your euros.
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:02 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone. Feel free to post pics of yours I like to see other ideas for the future something I could improve on mine.


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Old 01-12-2021, 09:10 AM   #14
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Here is the one I did for mine. If I had to do it all over again I would have done a few things different. Like figuring out where I was going to put it first. LOL.....the door hits it when it opens. I did not strip mine I just cleared over it and the bark stays pretty well.






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Old 01-12-2021, 09:20 AM   #15
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Here is the one I did for mine. If I had to do it all over again I would have done a few things different. Like figuring out where I was going to put it first. LOL.....the door hits it when it opens. I did not strip mine I just cleared over it and the bark stays pretty well.






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I like that. How did you attach to the base?


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Old 01-12-2021, 10:59 AM   #16
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I like that. How did you attach to the base?


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I built it using a 3/4” piece of plywood on the bottom and cedar planks in the sides. I screwed the tree to the plywood then filled it with foam. Then I used elmers glue and play sand to get the dirt look.


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Old 01-12-2021, 11:38 AM   #17
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I built it using a 3/4” piece of plywood on the bottom and cedar planks in the sides. I screwed the tree to the plywood then filled it with foam. Then I used elmers glue and play sand to get the dirt look.


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Thanks. It looks great.


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Old 01-13-2021, 11:53 AM   #18
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Looks great guys! Made one myself out of an old cedar stump and turned out great
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:21 PM   #19
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You promised me pictures!
Ooppps

I’ll get some good ones this weekend. Might be able to get the last 3 heads on it by then.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:09 PM   #20
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Looks good. JBARR has a couple full length floor to ceiling that are loaded with euros and they look awesome.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:09 PM   #21
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Looks good. JBARR has a couple full length floor to ceiling that are loaded with euros and they look awesome.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:40 PM   #22
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HERE is the one I started for my daughter. The "tree" portion is complete. But I'm working on building a taller base for it to get it higher off the floor. She has a pup that loves to chew on antlers.

I have the base mostly built, just need to figure out what color stain to use on the wood. I'm using pallet wood and we haven't decided yet between leaving the rough texture or sanding it down first before the stain.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:01 PM   #23
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That’s cool. I cut another one today to mess with for a buddy. It will be taller than mine


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Old 01-14-2021, 09:25 PM   #24
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This is my tribute to our time ( and harvests) in ND. The post was original from the 6K acres ranch we hunted. Even has charred marks from a big fire in the 50’s.





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Old 01-14-2021, 09:50 PM   #25
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I’ve never seen a euro tree before but I like all of these a lot! Well done!
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:09 PM   #26
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All of them look great
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:53 AM   #27
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Very nice!
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Old 01-25-2021, 05:03 PM   #28
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They look great, need to finish mine as well.
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Old 01-25-2021, 05:36 PM   #29
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Nice work all of you on those Euro mounts, trees and bases. Adding rocks, limbs, etc. from the lease to the base looks cool!
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:06 PM   #30
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The one I did for my dad for Christmas used a split rail cedar post.


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Old 02-01-2021, 04:01 PM   #31
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great job!
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Old 02-01-2021, 04:21 PM   #32
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I'm working on one now that has a rack of my dad's one from my brother and one of mine. I've lost my dad and brother both who I miss very much
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Old 02-17-2021, 10:59 PM   #33
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Very interesting way to display trophy’s. I may have to try this.
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:07 AM   #34
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I'm in the process of getting a "skull tree" made, mine is going to be on a thick mesquite slab base with a straight sanded and stained mesquite limb about 6 foot high.

Here is another idea, its not mine but I have one like this, except mine has 3 skulls all coming from the same property.
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:16 PM   #35
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I'm in the process of getting a "skull tree" made, mine is going to be on a thick mesquite slab base with a straight sanded and stained mesquite limb about 6 foot high.

Here is another idea, its not mine but I have one like this, except mine has 3 skulls all coming from the same property.
Looks good MAP, and I like that “same property” connection the mounts have.
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:38 PM   #36
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Great job to all, thanks for sharing!!
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:25 PM   #37
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This is one I did for my 2017 Bucks
Base is triangle to fit in corners
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:46 PM   #38
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About 1,5hrs for cedar base/pole. I have been doing euros and plaques with mounts for years. Post came from a deer blind bed i made my son in 2011. Cut native brush and old barbwire from ranch, add cheap light.
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