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Old 08-02-2016, 03:56 PM   #1
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My first pass at a pop-up blind platform build! I may turn it into a "regular" blind next season.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:02 PM   #2
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Looks good!
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:21 PM   #3
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:32 PM   #4
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I don't want you to endure the pain that I did last season and you've probably already thought of this but here ya go. I built almost the same blind and failed to cover the floor with carpet. Had a good buck at 15 yards and dragged my foot as I drew back. That sucker bucked and was gone for good. Roll up some carpet outside at the lease and get the smell out of it the staple it to the platform. Hope this helps!
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Old 08-03-2016, 05:45 AM   #5
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Good call! Just need to find something cheap and effective. Should have kept the carpet from the house when we re-did the floors...
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:29 AM   #6
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Good call! Just need to find something cheap and effective. Should have kept the carpet from the house when we re-did the floors...
Go get a rubber "horse stall" mat from tractor supply. I believe the 4'x8' sheets are on sale right now around $30-35 I think. It will kill the sound and last forever.
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:33 AM   #7
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Go get a rubber "horse stall" mat from tractor supply. I believe the 4'x8' sheets are on sale right now around $30-35 I think. It will kill the sound and last forever.
Great idea!
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:53 AM   #8
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Horse mat 100%, super quiet and last a life time. They are pretty heavy, fyi dragging that thing up the ladder.
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:02 PM   #9
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Thanks! I'm sure its lighter than dragging that platform under the fence and into the woods!
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:27 PM   #10
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I'm glad you drank a "cold pop" before tacking that assembly. (pic 4).
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:49 PM   #11
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You know it! Work weekends are brutal mid-summer in East Texas.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:52 AM   #12
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Great job! I'm about to build a similar platform for a Maverick blind.
What are the dimensions of platform?
Did you use all treated wood?
What kind of paint did you use? (I thought treated wood needed 60 days dry time before painting.)

Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:53 AM   #13
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that outta work
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:52 AM   #14
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I picked up the Horse Stall mat and I think it will do the trick. I'll place the mat and double bull blind up in two weeks and take some pictures.

I used all treated wood since I own the small (50 acre) tract that it sits on and wanted it to last a while. I painted it with Valspar Duramax Exterior Paint. Dimensions are 6x6. (Double Bull Blind is 5X5)
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:21 PM   #15
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I picked up the Horse Stall mat and I think it will do the trick. I'll place the mat and double bull blind up in two weeks and take some pictures.

I used all treated wood since I own the small (50 acre) tract that it sits on and wanted it to last a while. I painted it with Valspar Duramax Exterior Paint. Dimensions are 6x6. (Double Bull Blind is 5X5)
Well hopefully you'll get the opportunity to slay a giant! Good luck this season
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:51 AM   #16
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I got the horse mat and placed it on the platform with the double bull blind this weekend. (That mat was a beast to get up there by myself) Pictures are the final product.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:07 AM   #17
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That dog will hunt!
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:19 AM   #18
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That'll do pig
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:55 PM   #19
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:58 PM   #20
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nice!
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:13 PM   #21
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Turned out awesome!!!
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:23 PM   #22
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That looks great!
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:43 AM   #23
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Looks great
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:55 AM   #24
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I don't want you to endure the pain that I did last season and you've probably already thought of this but here ya go. I built almost the same blind and failed to cover the floor with carpet. Had a good buck at 15 yards and dragged my foot as I drew back. That sucker bucked and was gone for good. Roll up some carpet outside at the lease and get the smell out of it the staple it to the platform. Hope this helps!
The mats are good for sure. I like carpet because of the smell. I think it covers your scent up. The deer are around it everyday and get used to it. As long as you don't stink worse than the old nasty carpet your good
Your stand is great.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:25 PM   #25
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Looks good!
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