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Old 02-25-2017, 06:29 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-25-2017, 06:32 PM   #2
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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

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Old 02-25-2017, 07:25 PM   #3
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Got the base almost finished this evening


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Old 02-25-2017, 07:28 PM   #4
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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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Old 02-25-2017, 07:32 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:18 PM   #6
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Looks like your off to good start with the base
I'm following to see you results
Keep posting progress
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:21 PM   #7
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Looks like your off to good start with the base
I'm following to see you results
Keep posting progress


Thank you will do.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:14 AM   #8
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What kind of brackets are those for legs ? Good start.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:28 AM   #9
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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.

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Old 02-26-2017, 04:34 AM   #10
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Looking good, looks soild.

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Old 02-26-2017, 09:34 AM   #11
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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
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:36 AM   #12
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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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Old 02-27-2017, 05:07 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:10 PM   #14
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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?
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:11 PM   #15
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2x2 inside framing is plenty and cuts down on the cost, but more on the weight.
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:13 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:31 PM   #17
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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

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Old 03-01-2017, 04:02 PM   #18
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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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That young painter looks like an expert
Good pic
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That young painter looks like an expert
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:08 PM   #21
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Keep the pics coming.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:57 AM   #22
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Nice Brandon! Looking good brother.

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Old 03-05-2017, 09:01 AM   #23
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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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Old 03-05-2017, 11:59 AM   #24
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Looks real nice
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:36 PM   #25
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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.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:30 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:49 PM   #27
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Awesome I might try this for next season!
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:51 AM   #28
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Got some good painters there. Always good to start them young.
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:59 PM   #29
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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
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Watching, have to build one for a lease I just got on.
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:19 PM   #31
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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
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:50 PM   #32
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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.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:54 PM   #33
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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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I love how the little one is loving getting involved
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Progress is looking good
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Brandon that little one is looking a whole lot like you these days buddy.

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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
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:40 PM   #38
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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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Skills run in that family amigo.

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Thanks buddy. She cuts straighter lines than I do.
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Looking good!
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Looks good. You should build one for me lol
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Looking good!
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I love the pics of the baby girl helping out! Priceless!
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I love the pics of the baby girl helping out! Priceless!


Thank you she wouldn't have it any other way.
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Looks really good.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:33 PM   #48
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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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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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