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Old 07-10-2010, 10:19 PM   #51
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Here is "part" of a pic of mine. 3 Feet off the gound.

I like that. If I have trouble shooting out of mine because of the height, I will just cut the legs down as far as I need to.

I just need it high enough to shoot over the feeder pen..
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:10 PM   #52
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:48 PM   #53
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I need to get started on one! what a great idea.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #54
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D, I have made up my mind that Ill build mine like yours. Metal will cost me more than I want and I have some gift cards to lowes. My ladder will be metal though cuz I already have one. My blind is tall enough for me to stand up, draw and shoot so I should be ok to go with the 10' legs. what do you think about doing the cross beams on the legs? how steady are your legs??

Also Ill probably put an anchor in the ground under the platform to hold it a little better from the hight winds out that way.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #55
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We just placed 3 of these out at the lease this last weekend. Cross brace all 4 legs! It will make a hugh difference. Tie off to any trees close. All the ones we put out were 7' tall. One of them has 2x12 butted together as decking. That made for a heavy SOB but you can tell the difference in how steady it is over the ones with plywood decks. Make sure you put some kind of sound dampening down on the decks. I am looking into the rubber mats at TS for this.

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Old 07-14-2010, 12:04 PM   #56
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Good info. i plan to build one. But it will have a safty railing around it. Just incase.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:10 PM   #57
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It looks pretty good!
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:34 PM   #58
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Damon, Did you get any pictures of the project going up and finished.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #59
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nice job wil have to try this one out
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:27 PM   #60
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Damon, Did you get any pictures of the project going up and finished.
I have not put the pop up blind on the platform as of yet. I will wait until the end of August or the first week of Sept. for that.

When it is all finished I will have cross braces on the legs, it is steady without them because I have it secured to some of the trees. A little extra can't hurt.

My legs are 7' long and with the angle I think it is like 6' 8" to the top of the platform...
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:36 AM   #61
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nice stand
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:41 AM   #62
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That is sweet how tall is it cause that's perfect
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:47 AM   #63
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very cool! good luck hope you get lots of good memories!
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:49 AM   #64
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dang. I was thinking about this same thing last night when I was out sitting in the pop-up
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:07 PM   #65
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Here is "part" of a pic of mine. 3 Feet off the gound.

Sweet!
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:58 AM   #66
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Very nice work.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:18 AM   #67
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Almost done with mine now....couple more coats of paint, then some stencil camo and I'll post pics of mine. I built it with 4' legs.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:22 PM   #68
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Here it is..........
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:33 AM   #69
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After reading Damon's thread on his pop-up platform, I got the itch and put one together on Saturday. Dropped it off at the lease on Sunday and it was up in less than two hours. It was a little tricky doing it alone

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I put some indoor/outdoor carpet on top to quiet it down and the trapdoor entrance like Damon did. I also took a bow holder that you scew into the ground and put it in a block of wood that I screwed to the floor.

I think this setup is going to be my favorite.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:54 PM   #70
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I made two this weekend.

both 2 ft high

6x8 6x6 The picture is the 6x8



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Old 09-27-2011, 09:03 AM   #71
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These look cool and are definitely inspiring!

One question: Why not enclose platform with plywood and have some shooting windows? Is it weight? Portability? Price of materials? Thinking about embarking on a project to make some of these on my family's place and was thinking about a permanent blind...
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:38 AM   #72
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These look cool and are definitely inspiring!

One question: Why not enclose platform with plywood and have some shooting windows? Is it weight? Portability? Price of materials? Thinking about embarking on a project to make some of these on my family's place and was thinking about a permanent blind...
For me it is the weight and portability... And I like hunting out of pop ups....
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #73
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Great ideas! I'm gonna have to try this... The biggest thing I fear is a rattler inside my popup at 5:30am...
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #74
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I made two this weekend.

both 2 ft high

6x8 6x6 The picture is the 6x8



Thats how i do mine ... Two foot is perfect for me!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:38 PM   #75
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This was my Amerighetto gun blind last year. Yes, I went a little too far with the platform!
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:57 PM   #76
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Put up 2 12-footers this year for the double bulls. Tied off to a nail at the base of each side. They have 6' x 6' exercise mats at Wal-Mart for the floors, used to put treadmills on. Need taller chairs to shoot sitting down. Had deer around them the same night, hope they stay until I can start hunting.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #77
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that will work
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:53 AM   #78
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Oh man!!! I want to make one of these SO bad!

Thinking of Metal legs and a wood base!

I LOVE POP UPS... and I LOVE HUNTING FROM AN ELEVATED POSTION!

I might have to make a few of these SOON!
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:57 AM   #79
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #80
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ya i think i may have to build me one of these
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:48 PM   #81
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now i know what my weekend project will be
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:23 PM   #82
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Aside from the hatch in floor that is just how I built mine. Going on second year with 10ft legs. No insulation needed on floor just some thick carpet. Hardest part about moving mine is removing all the cross braces. Only mistake I made was not making it 5'6" x 5'6". My popup is a hair larger than 5' x 5' so there are some overhang spots. I used screws to secure corners to platform and have 2 x 4s extening out of the cross brcaes to use as the tie off points for the exterior walls to keep wind from blowing em in.

I use levators on everything picked up a set of 4 from acaedemy duting after season clearance sale this year in February for $45 (normally 80). They make life so much easier.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:00 AM   #83
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I'd like to build 1 of these. I've already got a metal frame that is 4x8 and 4' tall. I'm planning on building a 6'x8' platform on top of this so I will have a "porch" to stand on before entering the blind. My question is, is 6' wide enough for a popup? I currently have brickhouse blinds and I think 6' is plenty wide for those but I don't know how much longer those will last. I went on a few websites (primos, etc) and some of those had dimensinons listed of 78" but it said shooting width. I'm guessing that the shooting width is a hub to hub measurement. Is this true? If so, does that mean 6' will be enough? I guess what I need is the floor dimensions but I can't seem to find those. I don't want to end up like a previous poster and have a blind larger than my platform.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:47 PM   #84
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Here is a pic of mine, only one i have on phone. Its 6' tall made of 1-1/4 square tube. Ive been using them for about five years now.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:56 PM   #85
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Here's a pic of my elevated popup platform.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:00 PM   #86
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I guess I don't have enough posts to attach an image.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:50 AM   #87
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Good job
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:27 PM   #88
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Oh man!!! I want to make one of these SO bad!

Thinking of Metal legs and a wood base!

I LOVE POP UPS... and I LOVE HUNTING FROM AN ELEVATED POSTION!

I might have to make a few of these SOON!
Coach, do you think an elevated popup would work in our part of the world? We've already had several destroyed by wind on our place in the last year. I'm wanting to do this too. I have a perfect spot for one... or three.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:05 PM   #89
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Just built one like this as well but we did not use the under floor opening. A thought for next time or next year modifications.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:45 PM   #90
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Awesome job on getting off the ground. Do you have enough room to shoot down (10 yard shots) through the windows when they are elevated that high...........8-12 ft?
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:54 PM   #91
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Love the idea!! Only problem I have is that I would have to haul it in by hand and its a long walk. Maybe worth doing if my son would hunt it. Thanks for the idea
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #92
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #93
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Awesome job on getting off the ground. Do you have enough room to shoot down (10 yard shots) through the windows when they are elevated that high...........8-12 ft?
The legs on mine are 7'.. My son took his 1st deer out of it at 10-12 yards. No problem shooting that close...
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:52 PM   #94
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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.
How much are the elevators normal price? And can you give a close up pic of how they support your platform? I have a 5x6 blind I want to use these on this next year, but have not seen them close up.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:19 AM   #95
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very nice. I like the hatch floor opening into the popup. Dang pop up zippers bust me every time. I liek the height, too - cows can't tear it up.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:27 PM   #96
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Who the heck is that guy?
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:43 PM   #97
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Awesome
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:51 PM   #98
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dont fall off the ladder one morning when you stick your head in there and theres a big coon looking you eye to eye
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:08 PM   #99
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:59 AM   #100
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this is what mine looked like, wished I had taken photos like this


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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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