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#5617806 - 02/24/15 02:10 PM Displaying Multiple racks
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Has anyone seen any taxidermy work that incorporates multiple whitetail racks displayed together? Just looking for ideas.

Reason I ask is I have about 6 racks.... 140's to mid 150's that I'd like to display somehow, but I'm tight on space. These are racks with some skull plate not the entire skull. I have a bunch of shoulder mounts so these are racks that just did not make the wall.

Any ideas...and photos would be appreciated...thanks in advance.

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#5621528 - 02/26/15 08:56 AM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: TonyinVA]
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Heres a custom piece I did with 3 racks, something similar could be done with more. It would just take some figuring out as far a placement goes for that many
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#5621734 - 02/26/15 10:48 AM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: TnT Taxidermist]
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Originally Posted By: TnT Taxidermist
Heres a custom piece I did with 3 racks, something similar could be done with more. It would just take some figuring out as far a placement goes for that many


Thanks for the suggestion. I had already thought about that approach, but I was looking for some other ideas as opposed to just having antler mounts on a vertical board. That said, it is efficient space wise. Again, thanks for taking the time to reply.

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#5623919 - 02/27/15 11:33 AM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: TonyinVA]
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Sounds to me like since you have a large amount of shoulder mounts already you may have a man cave or general area you have them in at least? Have you thought about a light fixture? I think a hanging chandelier would be really cool if it was all deer you have taken. I think this is a pretty classy way to show a pile of bone.

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#5624277 - 02/27/15 02:44 PM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: Capt.JVH]
TonyinVA Offline
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Originally Posted By: Capt.JVH
Sounds to me like since you have a large amount of shoulder mounts already you may have a man cave or general area you have them in at least? Have you thought about a light fixture? I think a hanging chandelier would be really cool if it was all deer you have taken. I think this is a pretty classy way to show a pile of bone.


Thought about that using some of my other racks, but the ceiling is only 8ft...I have about 30 shoulder mounts (deer, elk, bear, antelope, blackbuck, axis deer & Mouflon) so I am looking for something creative. I have a bunch of 120-130's (those would be chandelier material) but I have 6 that are a little better...140's to mid 150's ...those are the ones I want to display.


Edited by TonyinVA (02/27/15 02:45 PM)

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#5630853 - 03/02/15 05:26 PM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: TonyinVA]
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My wife uses them as decor. Uses them to accent end tables, puts them at the base of lamps, etc. She usually incorporates some "greenery" to make it look more like a natural setting... Also, we have one that is antler mounted on a pedestal - that way it doesn't take up wall space. I'll try to get some pictures.

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#5638024 - 03/06/15 01:37 PM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: TonyinVA]
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My bride pinned this on her Pinterest Account and asked me to try to replicate it. It just hasn't made it to the top of my to-do list yet.



Clearly those are not nearly 140" antlers, but I bet bigger antlers would still work.


Edited by HuntnFly67 (03/06/15 01:40 PM)
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#5638042 - 03/06/15 01:48 PM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: HuntnFly67]
TonyinVA Offline
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Originally Posted By: HuntnFly67
My bride pinned this on her Pinterest Account and asked me to try to replicate it. It just hasn't made it to the top of my to-do list yet.



Clearly those are not nearly 140" antlers, but I bet bigger antlers would still work.


Appreciate the suggestion, but I am looking for something that will take up less wall space then a horizontal display and more unique than a vertical display.

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#5641171 - 03/08/15 12:54 PM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: TonyinVA]
AllTheAbove Offline
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cool!

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#5641933 - 03/08/15 08:19 PM Re: Displaying Multiple racks [Re: TonyinVA]
dlrz71 Offline
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These should let you put them anywhere and as close as you want. http://www.skullhooker.com/skull-cap/
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