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Home decoration with skis?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Picked up a pair of 205 cm cross country? skis at a flea market last weekend. They are skinny,4.5 cm wide and long, 205cm. Nice hickory wood. Made in Norway, Bonna waxless. At any rate I don't plan on skiing with them but would like to mount,hang or some other way display them over my fireplace. Anybody have any experience with decorating walls with skiis? What do I use to mount them \or hang them?
My fireplace hearth top is about 40" from the ceiling and about 72" long. Any suggestions?

Mark:
post #2 of 14
Don't put 'em above the FP, put 'em IN the FP as an offering to Ullr come October!
post #3 of 14

it's a problem

I have had a few pair of wood skis and some of my oldies (original Head Standards and Killy SL's) in the garage for years.

Unless you have very "rustic" setting, they always look like some out of place "affectation".
post #4 of 14
Not crossed is my vote, side by side. Friends of mine have a collection of antique skis, I tell them to get a wood ski rack to hang them in the entrance way of the house. They haven't listen either.
post #5 of 14
You asked...

My first vote is for the burn. In spite of it being XDog's suggestion, it is a worthy consideration.
Ullr Fest is held in late January, but I suspect Ullr would take your offering even if he was busy water skiing.

But if you must....

My second vote is the hallway rack. RitSki has the right idea. Rack 'em just like you would your regular skis in a filler place in the home. The "above" the FP is too ski lodge-ish.

Did you consult your better half on this yet?
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Seven
You asked...

My first vote is for the burn. In spite of it being XDog's suggestion, it is a worthy consideration.
Ullr Fest is held in late January, but I suspect Ullr would take your offering even if he was busy water skiing.

But if you must....

My second vote is the hallway rack. RitSki has the right idea. Rack 'em just like you would your regular skis in a filler place in the home. The "above" the FP is too ski lodge-ish.

Did you consult your better half on this yet?
Actually I did that even before I bought the things. Hey for $7 including poles that must stand 10 ft tall it was a great deal! The house decore is not rustic tho and they may in fact look a bit out of place over the fire place. But what the hell I probably look a bit out of place too, at times. Thanks for the help and if it weren't so damn dark in the hallway I would use the rack. Maybee a bit of stretching on a rack would be a better bet?:
post #7 of 14
Those are really nice skis. Crucify or burn them and you will not see powder for a very long time. Ullr's not stupid. Ski them or give them to some one who will. You alpinos never fail to amaze me with your ignorance of our sport.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by telerod15
Those are really nice skis.
I know what you mean about the skis.
I'm reading a post about sacrificing/decorating with skis, and I glance over and see the same skis as those under discussion, still mounted, still propped up against the wall, still resting comfortably in the not-yet-ready-for-the-ski-swap region of my quiver.

Anyone want to buy some 190 cm original Mountain Noodles? Ah, forget it. You'd probably turn them into an Adirondack chair!
post #9 of 14
Gnarlito : "waxless"= structure? This is a plastic-base ski?
post #10 of 14
To me, any wood ski looks great mounted in any mountain house. I don't know how well you will be able to mount them crossed, however. They would be easier to mount side by side, I would think diagonally. I'd try some screw eyes, about three pair per ski, with one pair across the mounting area. Get thin wire (like the green stuff on a coil you get in the hardware store, and lash the ski to the wall with the screw eyes. The middle set being across the mounting area should keep it from sliding downwards.

We sell antique skis where I work and lots of folks use them for handrails, coat racks, or just decoration. If the house already looks lodge-y, they'll be great. If it's modern, well, send them to me!
post #11 of 14
In Bozeman there's a house with a used-ski perimeter fence that's the envy of passers-by. This makes a statement much better than a "native" sticker on your SUV.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sibhusky
To me, any wood ski looks great mounted in any mountain house. I don't know how well you will be able to mount them crossed, however. They would be easier to mount side by side, I would think diagonally. I'd try some screw eyes, about three pair per ski, with one pair across the mounting area. Get thin wire (like the green stuff on a coil you get in the hardware store, and lash the ski to the wall with the screw eyes. The middle set being across the mounting area should keep it from sliding downwards.

We sell antique skis where I work and lots of folks use them for handrails, coat racks, or just decoration. If the house already looks lodge-y, they'll be great. If it's modern, well, send them to me!
sibhusky,thanks for the practical advise. The fireplace is in the family room and it is made of relatively larger (12x6") irregular shaped and place stone in mortor. I think that I will try them diagonal as suggested and if it doesn't work I just might forward them to you.
Thanks.

Mark
post #13 of 14
use mirror mounting clips available at home depot.

DC
post #14 of 14
That also sounds good, depending on the thickness of the skis.
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