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Bh_liberty 02-25-2017 07:29 PM

6x7 bow blind
 
Officially started my blind build today. I'm building a 6x7x6 bow blind for the lease for me and the wife to hunt out of next fall. This will be a slow build I'm going to take my time work on it when I feel like it and do it right. Any comments or suggestions are welcome with this build. I'll post pics often and try to keep y'all up dated.


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ReydonPete 02-25-2017 07:32 PM

You may want consider the frame height of 6.5 rather than 6
Depending on how much your floor and inside ceiling braces may reduce your overall inside height

We built one that was 6 foot height on outside of frame, framed out of 1.5 inch square tubing frame and added 3/4 plywood flooring and had issues with taller hunters bumping head slightly
Because inside height from top of floor to bottom of ceiling frame was about 5' 8"
Just a thought to consider when building

Bh_liberty 02-25-2017 08:25 PM

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Got the base almost finished this evening


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Bh_liberty 02-25-2017 08:28 PM

I put the other 2 cross braces on also but it was to dark for pictures. Gonna put the girls to work tomorrow hopefully painting the base.


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Bh_liberty 02-25-2017 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReydonPete (Post 12235788)
You may want consider the frame height of 6.5 rather than 6
Depending on how much your floor and inside ceiling braces may reduce your overall inside height

We built one that was 6 foot height on outside of frame, framed out of 1.5 inch square tubing frame and added 3/4 plywood flooring and had issues with taller hunters bumping head slightly
Because inside height from top of floor to bottom of ceiling frame was about 5' 8"
Just a thought to consider when building



Very true I had already considered making the inside dimensions 6'6" tall I was justified trying to keep it as small as possible for heating purposes. My girls are cold natured.

ReydonPete 02-25-2017 09:18 PM

Looks like your off to good start with the base
I'm following to see you results
Keep posting progress

Bh_liberty 02-25-2017 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReydonPete (Post 12235979)
Looks like your off to good start with the base
I'm following to see you results
Keep posting progress



Thank you will do.

KNEE DEEP 02-26-2017 03:14 AM

What kind of brackets are those for legs ? Good start.

Bh_liberty 02-26-2017 03:28 AM

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Originally Posted by KNEE DEEP (Post 12236284)
What kind of brackets are those for legs ? Good start.



E-Z tower elevator brackets. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out.

Thank you

hoythunter02 02-26-2017 05:34 AM

Looking good, looks soild.

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Bh_liberty 02-26-2017 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoythunter02 (Post 12236301)
Looking good, looks soild.

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It is. You might have to come help me un load it though it's already getting heavy

hoythunter02 02-26-2017 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Bh_liberty (Post 12236674)
It is. You might have to come help me un load it though it's already getting heavy

You know I will bud.

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2BigMethod 02-27-2017 06:07 PM

Depending on your plans for frame work, i used 2x4 and ripped them in half helps bring cost down lil, as well as makes each wall not quite as heavy when trying to lift up on the platform.

Bh_liberty 02-27-2017 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 2BigMethod (Post 12240437)
Depending on your plans for frame work, i used 2x4 and ripped them in half helps bring cost down lil, as well as makes each wall not quite as heavy when trying to lift up on the platform.



I had planned on framing out of 2x2's. Is it cheaper to rip 2x4's?

Catfish270 02-27-2017 06:11 PM

2x2 inside framing is plenty and cuts down on the cost, but more on the weight.

Catfish270 02-27-2017 06:13 PM

Maybe not so much cheaper as a better board if you rip 2x4s. Hard to find good, straight 2x2 in the pile at places like Home Depot/Lowes.

Bh_liberty 02-27-2017 06:31 PM

6x7 bow blind
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Catfish270 (Post 12240451)
Maybe not so much cheaper as a better board if you rip 2x4s. Hard to find good, straight 2x2 in the pile at places like Home Depot/Lowes.



For sure. Thanks for the input

Bh_liberty 03-01-2017 05:02 PM

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My girls started painting the base today while I was at work. Looks like they had fun and did a good job


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ReydonPete 03-01-2017 05:06 PM

That young painter looks like an expert
Good pic

Bh_liberty 03-01-2017 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ReydonPete (Post 12246762)
That young painter looks like an expert
Good pic



Thank you

HUNTNETIME 03-04-2017 11:08 PM

Keep the pics coming. :)

hoythunter02 03-05-2017 09:57 AM

Nice Brandon! Looking good brother.

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Bh_liberty 03-05-2017 10:01 AM

Thanks Tony. Didn't get anything done this weekend due to nasty weather and lack of motivation. We'll start framing walls next weekend.


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lsoutdoorstx 03-05-2017 12:59 PM

Looks real nice

walker1983 03-10-2017 02:36 PM

Looks nice. Are you going to keep the base and the blind separate for weight & transporting?
If you are building it as one piece, and lifting, I would probably put 4 more braces on the legs to make an X. That will be a lot of weight up top.

Unless you are using a pre-fab door, or are a really good carpenter (I'm not), I would looking into building your entry door as a trap door through the floor. The last two I did were this way, and they keep bugs out better than a framed plywood door.

Bh_liberty 03-10-2017 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by walker1983 (Post 12269919)
Looks nice. Are you going to keep the base and the blind separate for weight & transporting?

If you are building it as one piece, and lifting, I would probably put 4 more braces on the legs to make an X. That will be a lot of weight up top.



Unless you are using a pre-fab door, or are a really good carpenter (I'm not), I would looking into building your entry door as a trap door through the floor. The last two I did were this way, and they keep bugs out better than a framed plywood door.


I think I'm doing the walls bolt together so the top will come apart in 5 pieces. I'm also going to be building a porch slash landing and stairs door will be dead center in the back wall. When it's completely assembled if it's needed I'll at the extra braces. Right now it's not necessary. Thanks for the input.

RJamesC122 03-10-2017 10:49 PM

Awesome I might try this for next season!

warhawk66 03-11-2017 12:51 PM

Got some good painters there. Always good to start them young.

Bh_liberty 03-11-2017 04:59 PM

Started the day out with breakfast at bluebonnet Cafe with the girls. Then went and bought the lumber this morning, gambled on the weather and lost. Picked up 25 2x2x8's. It started sprinkling right when we got home and hasn't stopped. Been parked in my chair every sense. Maybe tommorrow

wanderin39 03-11-2017 07:21 PM

Watching, have to build one for a lease I just got on.

the-butcher 03-11-2017 08:19 PM

Nice start to a sweet blind brandon. Think youll have it ready by turkey season. I plan on building me at least one before season. Maybe another base for a ground blind to sit on too

Bh_liberty 03-12-2017 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by the-butcher (Post 12272739)
Nice start to a sweet blind brandon. Think youll have it ready by turkey season. I plan on building me at least one before season. Maybe another base for a ground blind to sit on too



Thanks. No way I'll ever make turkey season still have way to much to do and almost no time to work on it.

Bh_liberty 03-12-2017 08:54 PM

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Well it was a slow process today but I did get a little done before. I had to change gears and hang a security light for the wife.


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JayH 03-12-2017 10:16 PM

I love how the little one is loving getting involved

ReydonPete 03-12-2017 11:11 PM

Progress is looking good

hoythunter02 03-13-2017 12:57 AM

Brandon that little one is looking a whole lot like you these days buddy.

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Bh_liberty 03-13-2017 05:07 AM

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Brandon that little one is looking a whole lot like you these days buddy.

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Ya I'm afraid she's cursed with these good looks. LOL

Bh_liberty 03-21-2017 08:40 PM

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Finished framing and got it skinned today. Also placed my order for deer view windows and a door today. Might see about getting the roof on tomorrow. I see painting in the girls future. I got 6 12 x 24 windows ordered and a 60x24 deluxe door.


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hoythunter02 03-21-2017 10:16 PM

Skills run in that family amigo.

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Bh_liberty 03-21-2017 10:20 PM

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Skills run in that family amigo.

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Thanks buddy. She cuts straighter lines than I do.

AgBass01 03-21-2017 10:22 PM

Looking good!

Texas8point 03-22-2017 08:15 AM

following

R&J Whitetails 03-22-2017 10:55 AM

Looks good. You should build one for me lol

Rubi513 03-22-2017 11:00 AM

Looking good!
Looks like you have some good helpers.

tgil 03-22-2017 01:20 PM

I love the pics of the baby girl helping out! Priceless!

Bh_liberty 03-22-2017 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by tgil (Post 12298279)
I love the pics of the baby girl helping out! Priceless!



Thank you she wouldn't have it any other way.

mileslong 03-22-2017 05:56 PM

Looks really good.

Bh_liberty 03-24-2017 10:33 PM

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Built the ladder today. Originally had plans for a porch with the ladder but honestly I'm ready to be done with this project. Girls got the bottom of the tin painted black today and started painting the inside. I put up my rafters and finished painting the outside.


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Bh_liberty 03-24-2017 10:36 PM

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Bh_liberty 03-24-2017 10:43 PM

Sometime this weekend I'll get the roof on and finish painting the inside and then I'm kinda at a standstill till my doors and windows come in. 7 - 10 days. I'm taking a break and going turkey huntin with my da in the morning


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