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Old 08-09-2018, 11:03 PM   #1
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I know lots of folks make a platform to set your pop up blind on but does anyone make a permanent roof over it also? And how tall off the ground are yall making the platforms. I have a spot Id like to put a box in but I need to be at least 4-5 feet off the ground. I was thinking of a platform with a pop up.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:48 AM   #2
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I bought 2, 10 foot 4’x4’s. Cutvthem in half and built my platform 6’x6’. Peanut room to build. Bix or put a krivoman on if I go that route. Never thought about roof for platforms, tagged for what others say
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thought about it but if I'm going to the trouble of building a roof, whats 4 more walls?

My pop up platform will be 4 ft off the ground with a trap door in the floor to get in/out
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:12 AM   #4
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Thought about it but if I'm going to the trouble of building a roof, whats 4 more walls?

My pop up platform will be 4 ft off the ground with a trap door in the floor to get in/out
Four feet ? Trapdoor ? I dont see that working too well unless youre three feet tall. Enlighten me.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:13 AM   #5
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I built an 8'X8' platform 10' tall for my pop up I should have gone 10'X10' 8' tall
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:21 AM   #6
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Four feet ? Trapdoor ? I dont see that working too well unless youre three feet tall. Enlighten me.
I dont see the issue? Crouch underneath the platform, flip the door open, pull yourself in and close the door.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:24 AM   #7
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Never thought about a roof over a pop up but it is an interesting idea - especially if it is in an open area. The shade would be helpful I would think.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:46 AM   #8
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Found this pic of some. They said everything is screwed or bolted together if they wanted to changed locations or got off the lease its easier to take down and move that a heavy box blind.

I also had never thought about a roof over one until now.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:47 AM   #9
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I dont see the issue? Crouch underneath the platform, flip the door open, pull yourself in and close the door.
Ok. I personally dont want to be crouched under a 4 structure with a rattler, a wasp nest, or a skunk. Not to mention handling my bow, pack, etc. trying to open an overhead door in a couple inches of mud. But it may work out well for you. Hope so.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:23 AM   #10
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I'm building a platform this weekend. I was thinking about including a simple frame above the popup to put a tarp over it. Added shade and rain protection...... Was gonna just staple it onto the frame. When it rots, replace with a new tarp.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:31 AM   #11
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how much in supplies does it cost you guys to build the platforms. Wood, screws time and everything.
Reason I ask is I to was going to build a base but I started looking on craigslist and found these...…………..
https://houston.craigslist.org/grd/d...637779001.html
bought one and cut the extra metal off the top of the crossbars and made it nice and flat and flush. I then took 3 sheets of treated 3/4 inch plywood and screwed it to the top. Took thompsons water seal and coated plywood just to be safe but now I am 5 feet up and have plenty of room to put my pop up on and have a porch to gather before going in. for 150 plus 100 for the plywood this will last a long time.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:37 AM   #12
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how much in supplies does it cost you guys to build the platforms. Wood, screws time and everything.
Reason I ask is I to was going to build a base but I started looking on craigslist and found these.....
https://houston.craigslist.org/grd/d...637779001.html
bought one and cut the extra metal off the top of the crossbars and made it nice and flat and flush. I then took 3 sheets of treated 3/4 inch plywood and screwed it to the top. Took thompsons water seal and coated plywood just to be safe but now I am 5 feet up and have plenty of room to put my pop up on and have a porch to gather before going in. for 150 plus 100 for the plywood this will last a long time.
That will work !
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:38 AM   #13
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Now it is upside down on the trailer and this things weighs between 500-600 pounds but very sturdy. I will post pics when I get my nap mantis 3 mounted on it.



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Old 08-10-2018, 11:38 AM   #14
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I dont see the issue? Crouch underneath the platform, flip the door open, pull yourself in and close the door.
I do the same
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:04 PM   #15
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I have one that's 4' high with a 8' X 6' platform. Platform size is perfect. Give you extra room on the end to get in & out. Roof would be a good idea to protect the blind from weather.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:01 PM   #16
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I have a 10' x 10' platform with a roof.
It is a permanent structure that I've also camped on and used as a shaded target shooting platform in the off season.
I liked the idea of being able to take down the blind in the spring through summer so that that I dont have to deal with wasp and bugs all year, but also be elevated in a more permanent location.
With that said, Ive lost interest in hunting in blinds over the years and will likely be going to a tripod or tree stand.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:24 PM   #17
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I built a 8'x8'x5' platform for my hard side blind. Have plenty of room to get up there and enter the door without struggling or falling off it.

How about a frame above the pop-up and a tarp tied down. Simple, easy to remove if wanted/replace & keep rain/sun off of blind. Make it slightly slanted or teepee shape and rain won't puddle...
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10' 4x4 posts.
Platform 4' off ground, 6' between platform and tin roof.
attach top hub to roof, it will not collapse.

This $60 tent lasted 8 years in the panhandle.

Stairs are nice and quiet.

The netting provides depth, shade and a little natural movement to the windows.
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Old Yesterday, 01:57 PM   #19
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10' 4x4 posts.
Platform 4' off ground, 6' between platform and tin roof.
attach top hub to roof, it will not collapse.

This $60 tent lasted 8 years in the panhandle.

Stairs are nice and quiet.

The netting provides depth, shade and a little natural movement to the windows.
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i like that, thanks for sharing
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Old Yesterday, 02:23 PM   #20
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how much in supplies does it cost you guys to build the platforms. Wood, screws time and everything.
Reason I ask is I to was going to build a base but I started looking on craigslist and found these.....
https://houston.craigslist.org/grd/d...637779001.html
bought one and cut the extra metal off the top of the crossbars and made it nice and flat and flush. I then took 3 sheets of treated 3/4 inch plywood and screwed it to the top. Took thompsons water seal and coated plywood just to be safe but now I am 5 feet up and have plenty of room to put my pop up on and have a porch to gather before going in. for 150 plus 100 for the plywood this will last a long time.

i would love to have a couple of those...
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10' 4x4 posts.
Platform 4' off ground, 6' between platform and tin roof.
attach top hub to roof, it will not collapse.

This $60 tent lasted 8 years in the panhandle.

Stairs are nice and quiet.

The netting provides depth, shade and a little natural movement to the windows.
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Not to mention, some hammer toads have been killed out of it...............

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Old Yesterday, 08:14 PM   #22
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10' 4x4 posts.
Platform 4' off ground, 6' between platform and tin roof.
attach top hub to roof, it will not collapse.

This $60 tent lasted 8 years in the panhandle.

Stairs are nice and quiet.

The netting provides depth, shade and a little natural movement to the windows.
Attachment 919816
That is nice. Thanks for sharing
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Old Yesterday, 08:34 PM   #23
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Ok. I personally dont want to be crouched under a 4 structure with a rattler, a wasp nest, or a skunk. Not to mention handling my bow, pack, etc. trying to open an overhead door in a couple inches of mud. But it may work out well for you. Hope so.
Um ok. Rough lease it sounds like.
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