Barn wood European mount display board

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  1. jwedel1777

    jwedel1777 Active Member

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    After doing some thinking, I finally decided how I wanted to display a couple deer heads I needed to do a European mount with. I had some old barn wood, so I fashioned up a neat display board.
    Best part is, my wife liked it enough, it's in the living room!
    Let me know what you guys think! :cool:
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  2. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    It turned out nice. Did you do the skulls (using beetles) or had it done?
     

  3. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done!
     
  4. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Active Member

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    European mounts are my fave. Classic looks, DIY, and no heads jutting outta the wall. Very nice job.
     
  5. jwedel1777

    jwedel1777 Active Member

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    I simply boiled the head in a big turkey fryer, then hit it with a power washer. After 3 cycles of boiling for an hour, then power washer, it was 100% clean. I let them soak in a big bowl of 3% hydrogen peroxide for 2 days, then they were done.
     
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I just hang mine on the barn:D
     
  7. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Active Member

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    Spraying with Kilz in white works well too. Gives it that snow white look without the sheen.
     
  8. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    looks simply awesome
     
  9. Buckwas

    Buckwas New Member

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    I couldn t decide on how to mount mine until i seen you display panel. Thanks for posting
     

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  10. HighKnob

    HighKnob Well-Known Member

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    I have some different ways, but i like the barn wood. I'm planning on doing a pheasant standing on a barn board with some gold rye grass behind.
     
  11. dieseldoc

    dieseldoc Well-Known Member

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    Very-very nice,clean looking also. Good job, thanks for sharing.
     
  12. USGILT

    USGILT Well-Known Member

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    That looks outstanding great work! :)
     
  13. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    Looks great.
    I just made a picture frame out of old grape stake style fence boards and it came out great.
    Old wood has such character. It adds to the picture or in your case the heads. Great job.
     
  14. Barbarajelleme

    Barbarajelleme New Member

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    I would like to buy one of these! Could you make another? How much would it be?
    I need it right away for something .
    Barbarajelleme@gmail.com