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Old 11-14-2017, 05:54 PM   #1
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Buddy just bought a ranch king blind and paid 4300.00. We were admiring it and I thought to my self Im gonna build me a new one that should last the rest of my life. My thoughts were 5x7 and spend the money to make it nice, so off to the metal shop I went. Name:  IMG_5477.jpg
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Bottom of frame 2 tubing 11 gauge thickness. Frame is 5x10 to accommodate a 3 porch.
Next was to make the sleeves for my legs to slide into and brackets and gussets to make it all solid.
Realized I better get it outside before I went any further or Id never get it out so my thinking is Ill just build the rest on the trailer and not have to mess with loading it.
Onto the frame. 1 square tubing will fit the bill.
All framed up to accommodate 2-4x12 , 1-3x12, and 12x12 deerview windows plus a 24x60 deluxe door. I decided to raise my door up so I could step over a lip rather than duck my head. Stay tuned


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Old 11-14-2017, 05:56 PM   #2
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Looking good so far.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:16 PM   #3
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Looking good brother.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:19 PM   #4
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Love these builds, looks great!
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:25 PM   #5
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Man I wish I was handy!!
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:10 PM   #6
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I dont reckon that one is gonna have a weak spot in the floor or anywhere else for that matter
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:39 PM   #7
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Looking pretty good man, gonna be a heck of a stand !!
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:47 PM   #8
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Awesome work
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:48 PM   #9
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Thanks Guys, I'm leaning towards 12ft legs. Its gonna sit overlooking about 150 acres of wheat fields
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:56 PM   #10
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Added wood to the outside to provide support for the sheet metal skin.

Interior with shelf installed

1/2 plywood on the sides and 3/4 for the floor.
Roof material is shipping blanks for refer units. Units are shipped uninstalled and 6x4 sheets are used to plug opening. Sheet is basically 3/8 poly plastic sandwiched between 2 layers of sheet metal. Awesome stuff and really durable, but kinda heavy. Sheets also have laps to put them together.


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Old 11-15-2017, 06:15 PM   #11
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looking good so far
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:41 PM   #12
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Looks great
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Old Yesterday, 06:04 PM   #13
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Interior walls were installed after insulation. Wires ran for led lighting, solar charger and USB ports too.
Used some work resources for my sheet metal skin.

Wrapped in sheet metal and trim installed. Now time for paint and interior.




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Old Yesterday, 06:12 PM   #14
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Caulked up and painted. Had to cut holes for window openings, got a new Dewalt electric nibbler/cutter. Thing is awesome made quick work of this sheet metal.


Started carpet on the inside and built my shelves for propane bottle storage. Hard to get excited about that when its 83 degrees, but hopefully Ill be happy I did it later.

This build will be considered a success if I dont have to kill yellow-jackets in it next fall.
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Old Yesterday, 06:17 PM   #15
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This thing is gonna be sick! In for the rest of the ride.
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Caulked up and painted. Had to cut holes for window openings, got a new Dewalt electric nibbler/cutter. Thing is awesome made quick work of this sheet metal.


Started carpet on the inside and built my shelves for propane bottle storage. Hard to get excited about that when its 83 degrees, but hopefully Ill be happy I did it later.

This build will be considered a success if I dont have to kill yellow-jackets in it next fall.
where'd you get the carpet and how'd you adhere it to the wood? I used the aerosol can glue and when it got hot out it just fell off but mine is fiberglass
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This is a great build!


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