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Old 09-05-2018, 01:44 PM   #1
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I recently completed a new rifle blind for my hill country lease, and figured I would post some pictures to help anybody who might need some ideas in the future. (And to brag a little bit as I think it turned out awesome and am excited to use it this season )

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Old 09-05-2018, 01:45 PM   #2
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TBHer 'bryan sandlin' was generous enough to offer to weld me up a 5' base w/ ladder and 4x6' metal blind frame for a nominal fee...



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Old 09-05-2018, 01:49 PM   #3
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I sided it w/ LP Smart side and used the matching trim. Picked an olive drab color for the body and bark brown for the trim. I used 10" tall deerview windows, and also got one of their door frame kits and was able to put a piece of smartside in there as well.



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Old 09-05-2018, 01:52 PM   #4
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Getting the blind up on the base was no easy task. Three of us were able to flop the blind from the bed of the truck onto the base, but it was tough. In hindsight, I probably would go ahead and bolt the base to the bottom of the blind with everything laying sideways, then stand it up from there. Live and learn.



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Old 09-05-2018, 01:55 PM   #5
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I had a custom aluminum roof pan made to fit over the top with a piece of 3/4" foam insulation underneath.

Then I used the winch on my Jeep to tilt the whole blind back to get it level using some pavers. Hindsight again, should've leveled the stand BEFORE we put the blind on top.

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Old 09-05-2018, 01:55 PM   #6
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Nice!!
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:57 PM   #7
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I drove a couple t-posts in an 'X' under the stand and used a ratchet strap to suck everything to the ground. Seems really stable and don't think I'll have any issues with it blowing over.

Added carpet, two chairs, used some foam sealer to fill a couple gaps and trimmed the Oak a bit.

Final product...



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Old 09-05-2018, 02:18 PM   #8
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What was the cost of the metal do you think?
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:27 PM   #9
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Turned out nice
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:41 PM   #10
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very nice
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:56 PM   #11
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Looks good
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:54 PM   #12
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Looks nice
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:04 PM   #13
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Good looking deer stand
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:39 PM   #14
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Do you have any pictures of the door?


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Old 09-06-2018, 07:44 PM   #15
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Nice stand!


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Old 09-07-2018, 06:18 AM   #16
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nice build !
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:59 AM   #17
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What was the cost of the metal do you think?
I wouldn't know the cost of the metal as I didn't build the stand and frame, but I would guess a couple hundred bucks.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:00 AM   #18
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Do you have any pictures of the door?


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The only picture I have showing the door is where the blind is laying on it's side in the back of the truck. I can take some more when I'm out there for the bow opener in a few weeks.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:19 AM   #19
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That looks sharp! Nice build.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:08 AM   #20
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Looks good and should last a while
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:36 AM   #21
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Looks good and should last a while
A while??! I'm hoping like 30 years!!
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