Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > D-I-Y Projects
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2017, 01:50 PM   #1
basschump
Six Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Austin
Hunt In: Around TX
Default Deer Stand Framing Help

Looking to construct a two person box blind and I'm not a carpenter. Hoping you guys can post some pics of the framing stage during construction. Tying to do a good job with the corners.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
basschump is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 01:54 PM   #2
careybirdwell
Pope & Young
 
careybirdwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Magnolia, TX
Hunt In: Rocksprings
Default

I just crossed frame mine and it really made it sturdy at the corners

careybirdwell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 01:57 PM   #3
ShooterScott
Nubbin' Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Default

Very cool!!
ShooterScott is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 03:19 PM   #4
CWendling
Six Point
 
CWendling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Nevada,tx
Hunt In: Coleman County
Default

Thats more or less how we build ours. Rip 2x4s in half for the frames and we build each wall individually so it can be taken apart and reassembled easier than moving a whole blind
CWendling is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 03:50 PM   #5
Dale Moser
Pope & Young
 
Dale Moser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wise Cty
Hunt In: Young Cty
Default

Don't worry about how flimsy it is when you're done framing.....the "skin" is what will stiffen it all up.
Dale Moser is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 04:28 PM   #6
texag87
Ten Point
 
texag87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aggieland, Texas
Default

^^^^^*
This


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
texag87 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 04:36 PM   #7
Graysonhogs
Pope & Young
 
Graysonhogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Savoy, Texas
Hunt In: Fannin/Grayson/Erath
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale Moser View Post
Don't worry about how flimsy it is when you're done framing.....the "skin" is what will stiffen it all up.
this x 2
Graysonhogs is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 04:45 PM   #8
jtempleton
Six Point
 
jtempleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bryan
Hunt In: Edwards and Robertson Counties
Default

I do the windows 40" from the floor. I drill pilot holes and then fasten 2x2's with screws. Drilling pilot holes keeps the wood from splitting. I also have gotten to the point where I spend the $$$ and use the deerview full frame slider windows. I have tried windows several different ways and theirs are the best for making a tight seal. Just follow their framing dimensions found on their website and remember to order waaaaaay in advance. I have also gotten away from plywood as well. I use either Lowes' smart siding or their knotty barn siding. They seem to last a lot longer after you put a couple of coats of their premade oil based barn paint on them. I also trim the corners and around the door with cedar fence pickets ripped in 1.5" strips. Hope this helps...
jtempleton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 05:07 PM   #9
Dale Moser
Pope & Young
 
Dale Moser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wise Cty
Hunt In: Young Cty
Default

Don't cut the window openings in the plywood until after you install the plywood to the frame, then use a router with the a bit with the wheel on the end to cut out the window holes. It makes for a really clean smooth finish.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Dale Moser is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 05:35 PM   #10
rswell2
Spike
 
rswell2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kentucky
Hunt In: Kentucky
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graysonhogs View Post
this x 2
This seems like a popular thought. What would you consider to be the smallest measurement you would consider using? 2x2? 1x4?
rswell2 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 06:01 PM   #11
SPDKLZ
Six Point
 
SPDKLZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: DFW
Hunt In: Where I am allowed
Default

All of mine are 6'x6'x7'. I use complete 2x4s and also build each wall individually along with the floor and roof. I haul them the 300 miles to my place and myself with one other person will have it up and ready in about an hour. I use shingles for the roof and also add spray foam for any small gaps to discourage wasps from building homes.
SPDKLZ is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 06:34 PM   #12
Tx_Wader
Ten Point
 
Tx_Wader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Texas By God
Hunt In: Jackson County and Utopia
Default

This one was built to stand up to the flood waters of the Lavaca River at my place north of Edna. It sits in the river bottom in a very primo spot.

Heavy and solid and yet still washed away even though it was anchored way more than needed. It was a 100 year flood though. We found it later, salvaged what we could from inside and will build another.

The inside dimensions were 5' x 8' by 8'. I'm 6'5" tall and i need the leg room.
Attached Images
          
Tx_Wader is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 06:36 PM   #13
Tx_Wader
Ten Point
 
Tx_Wader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Texas By God
Hunt In: Jackson County and Utopia
Default

Few more.

That stand was built in 2005. Made it to 2015 lol.
Attached Images
     
Tx_Wader is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 08:23 PM   #14
Humper
Pope & Young
 
Humper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corinth
Hunt In: Tom Green Co.
Default

There's some good info in this thread. We've got five of this design at our lease and other than a little paint from time to time, they are all in great shape. Plus they are light weight and easy to put up.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ighlight=Blind
Humper is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-10-2017, 08:33 PM   #15
basschump
Six Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Austin
Hunt In: Around TX
Default

Thanks for all of the feedback. Very helpful.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
basschump is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-11-2017, 08:57 PM   #16
ChiefLA3
Spike
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Default

Turned out great
ChiefLA3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2017, 06:05 AM   #17
HeyMikey
Pope & Young
 
HeyMikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Brazoria County
Default

In for future reference
HeyMikey is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2017, 07:32 AM   #18
cva34
Four Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: van vleck
Hunt In: Vienna ,Tx
Default

I no carpenter but built lots of stands..And Moved many more..I see some heavy duty stuff so far 'not a bad thing until you got to move it..So don't forget that part...I made some at home 4 walls, floor and roof (6pieces)lots of thinking and fitting at home .they turned out OK...easy to haul if you planed that part...

The best and easiest for me and wife as long as there not too tall..Is Build on Site...With all the battery powered tools I have its a piece of cake..You can do some at home like floor ..and legs... one Big Tip clean up site your building on and have a Magnet with a handle..for finding dropped screws etc..have enough batteys and or way to charge.. use screws with square and or torx heads (you will be hooked) not Phillips head..and only use Nails if its only choice
cva34 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2017, 11:56 AM   #19
Lurch0000
Spike
 
Lurch0000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SE Texas
Hunt In: Texas, Kansas
Default

Looks good!
Lurch0000 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com