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Old 05-31-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Built a platform for a pop up blind today. The 10 year old decided he wants to bow hunt and I thought this would be a good way to sit with him this up coming season.

6'x6' with 7' legs, and a floor hatch entry...
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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how did you do the floor hatch? thinking about building a platform myself
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:10 AM   #3
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The hatch is front center of the platform and will hinge up and to the front of the blind. Simple in design...
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:13 AM   #4
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Looks awesome!
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:30 AM   #5
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Very nice!
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:44 AM   #6
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I like it and think maybe I can try to copy that idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:57 PM   #7
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Id really like it.
Looks like you used the prefabed-I have a set of them so it would be easy
Really like a picture of the lower entry when you get it set up.
Great work.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:01 PM   #8
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When I get it all set up I will take some good pics of the entry and post them up...
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:13 PM   #9
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Nice work Damon. You can go ahead and get mine done too
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #10
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looks good wheres the top
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:28 PM   #11
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Nice work Damon. You can go ahead and get mine done too
Go get the lumber and we will put you one together.....
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #12
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Where did you get the leg brackets? do you have a material list?
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #13
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Where did you get the leg brackets? do you have a material list?

2x6x8' - qty 6

2x4x8' - qty 4

4x8 sheet 1/2" plywood - qty 2

4x4x8' - qty 4

hinges - qty 3

and about 2.5 hours (this includes time to consume the proper thinking fluids)

The leg brackets are the "Blind Elevators" I got mine at Academy. My daughter works there and I get a discount.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:07 PM   #14
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great idea
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:53 PM   #15
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nice stand. hope it produces lots of kills
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:34 PM   #16
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Not bad! Are you going to paint it? Mass produce it for the guys and gals here
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:42 AM   #17
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yep.. my wife will not hunt off the ground so I have to build here one. She hates spiders lol..
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:21 PM   #18
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Nice work Damon. You can go ahead and get mine done too
X2 ....... I think a trip to NRH would be worth that....Can you take the legs out to make it easier to travel with?
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:30 PM   #19
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What are you gonna use to attach your popup with? Just curious if that would work in the high winds where I hunt. Great job!
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:54 PM   #20
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What are you gonna use to attach your popup with? Just curious if that would work in the high winds where I hunt. Great job!
The floor of the blind is 5'x5' and the platform is 6'x6' giving me a 6" all the way around the blind. I am going to drill the deck and and put a U-bolt through the corner loops and then put me some good size washers under the deck and then bolt her down.

Then I am thinking about stapling the flaps down between the corners????
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:14 AM   #21
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nice set up
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:39 AM   #22
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Thats a good idea! I keep waiting for a rattlesnake to come crawling under mine. I also hate having to peek under everthing before getting in it on those cool early mornings before they den up. Even then, I think the popup blind is one of the best hunting tools to come along in many years!
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:47 AM   #23
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I am going to do something similar in the next couple of months except mine will be metal. Looks good.

PS we need another GTG in Brady!! That BBQ was greatness!
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:47 AM   #24
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nice!
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:04 PM   #25
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I am going to do something similar in the next couple of months except mine will be metal. Looks good.

PS we need another GTG in Brady!! That BBQ was greatness!
I will be in Brady the 12th and 13th... Come on down...
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #26
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just got back from Brady my grandparents live there spent some time on the lake and ate some bbq
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:29 PM   #27
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Finished the decking and floor hatch this afternoon!!
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:07 AM   #28
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Didn't realize Academy sold those leg brackets separately, very nice.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:10 PM   #29
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Didn't realize Academy sold those leg brackets separately, very nice.
not sure that all Academy stores carry them, but that is where I got mine..
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:25 PM   #30
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Dang Damon, we need to elect you our new pop blind frame builder dang nice work, and you wont have critters in your blind when you go to get in it...
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:38 PM   #31
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did bascilly same thing last year. the wind did me wrong. i probably broke every rod and replaced. i will rebuild this year using same design as urs. i hope it wasnt patented.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:34 AM   #32
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did bascilly same thing last year. the wind did me wrong. i probably broke every rod and replaced. i will rebuild this year using same design as urs. i hope it wasnt patented.
No patents!!

so far I really like the way it turned out. We are headed to the lease this weekend to get it set up. Only then will I really know how I am going to like it. It is going to be set back into some trees, so I hope that I can still tie off the sides to help with the winds...
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:58 AM   #33
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Good Job
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:36 PM   #34
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Me and my dad built a box blind several years ago. It had the trap door in the floor just like yours. 4x6 stand and it was hard for us to get in and out of. Always had to put the chairs away before you could. Might work out better for yall though.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:43 PM   #35
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Nice!!!!
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:58 PM   #36
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Knowing how big and little hunters tend to scoot their chairs around inside the popup while on the ground, I would consider adding some 1x2 edging around the perimeter. That way, they can tell when they are at the edge of the platform and hopefully won't fall off. Just a thought.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:01 PM   #37
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Knowing how big and little hunters tend to scoot their chairs around inside the popup while on the ground, I would consider adding some 1x2 edging around the perimeter. That way, they can tell when they are at the edge of the platform and hopefully won't fall off. Just a thought.
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once the blind is anchored down there will be 6 inches of platform outside the blind all the way around...
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:42 PM   #38
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Good call. It just looked a little close to the edge in the pictures. By the way very nice work on the project especially the trap door.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:09 PM   #39
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My platforms new home!!! Will get more pics later on when I add carpet and mount the blind....
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:04 PM   #40
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Put lots of carpet on the floor!
I built one like that and any little bump or scratch on the floor is magnified like being in a drum! The deer do NOT like it, and will scram in a hurry. This is what ours looked like right after we set it up. We painted and brushed in the tower later.

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Old 06-14-2010, 08:51 PM   #41
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Just curious how hard are they to keep warm during the winter?

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Old 06-15-2010, 10:53 AM   #42
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good job
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:33 AM   #43
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Put lots of carpet on the floor!
I built one like that and any little bump or scratch on the floor is magnified like being in a drum!
Do you think it would help to put some type of insulation under the floor to help with the noise? Or would two layers of carpet take care of it?
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:52 PM   #44
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love them elevators! Don't forget the cross braces!
Sportsmans guide and Bass pro sell them also.

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Old 06-18-2010, 01:22 PM   #45
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nice
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:14 PM   #46
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Looks like a nice idea!!!!!!!
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:35 PM   #47
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Nice job!
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:55 PM   #48
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Do you think it would help to put some type of insulation under the floor to help with the noise? Or would two layers of carpet take care of it?
Two layers will help. Maybe old shag carpet. I think a swivel office chair will work best though. Just make sure it doesn't squeak. We were using a bag chair, and it made too much noise. Be ultra careful when you move your feet.
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:58 PM   #49
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We had one on a platform the only problem we ran into was once up there we couldn't shoot out of it sitting down because of the way the windows are in the pop-up
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:13 PM   #50
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Here is "part" of a pic of mine. 3 Feet off the gound.

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