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Old 05-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Started building a trailer mounted deer stand. Here is what i got done this weekend.
Building the trailer frame.



Next I added the sliders where I will mount swivel jacks (don't have the jacks yet)
Added the axle /springs and hangers I got from a bolt together trailer I bought off of Craig's List and added the tongue.



Here is the trailer right side up. All I need to add to the trailer are the 4 jacks for leveling the stand, the coupler, the fenders from the donor trailer and some cable clips for tie downs.



Next will be building the box stand on top of the trailer. This will be a gun stand and is is going to a spot I cannot get my truck and utility trailer to. I am making this trailer / stand where I can pull it in with the 4 wheeler.

Hopefully I can get the box built and in the dry next week.

More pics to come.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Nice build, how big is the box stand you are building on it?
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:18 AM   #3
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Nice build, how big is the box stand you are building on it?

"Thanks Grizzly, the box will be 41" X 72". I had planned on the box being 4’ X 6' but the axle was not wide enough for the full 4 feet.

Here is a drawing of the framing that I did using Sketch up. I had a drawing with the siding on the box but I can't find it on my hard drive I also noticed that I left a rafter out in the drawing, but it will be in the roof when finished.


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Old 05-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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Got the trailer frame finished leveling jacks, tie down clips and coupler welded





Sub floor framing done



Walls going up in the next day or two
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Looks good. Can't wait to see it with walls up.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:04 PM   #7
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:07 PM   #8
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I remember years ago I seen one similar to this. But the one I seen the stand was elevated by tilt style. It was pretty awesome.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #9
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I like the looks of this one. Great work.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #10
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Thanks guys ------- got a little more done today before it got too freeking hot

Framing done on front and back walls and rafters in. I still need to frame in the end walls and door header.



Siding on front wall, I will cut the window opening later with my router.
Inside view



Outside view ------- one of these days I need to finish my carport

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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Looks good.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:52 PM   #12
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The carport can wait, you've got more important things to do
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:00 AM   #13
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The carport can wait, you've got more important things to do

I like the way you think

First thing this morning I had to perform open heart surgery on my saws all time for a new cord.
Another trip to Home Depot like I needed a reason to go there


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Old 05-27-2012, 08:43 AM   #14
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Following this one.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:45 AM   #15
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Following this one.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #16
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I like the way you think

First thing this morning I had to perform open heart surgery on my saws all time for a new cord.
Another trip to Home Depot like I needed a reason to go there


Doctor we're losing him, we need to cc's of cord STAT!!
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:18 PM   #17
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Doctor we're losing him, we need to cc's of cord STAT!!
Good news the patient survived the operation and is as good as new.



I lost a lot time this morning while it was cool, it’s 30 minutes one way to Home Depot.

Door header in.



One end wall framed in, the only framing I have left is the other end wall. This time tomorrow I will have it dried in.

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Old 05-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #18
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Looks like the beginning of a good blind.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:01 PM   #19
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #20
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #21
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Cool...needs a motor..

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #22
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Got it in the dry just incase it rains before I get a chance to work on it again (and I hope it does)

Next will be cutting the window openings for some Deerview windows and door.
I was surpirsed about the tongue weight or the lack of it. I can pick up the tongue with one had, I figured with the axle as far back as it is the tongue would weigh more. It doesn't matter, when this goes to the lease it will be on my utility trailer. No way I would pull this down the road at at any speed

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #23
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Good Job, Keep us posted on the window install. Im cutting holes for mine tonight if all goes as planned
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #24
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looks great
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:43 AM   #25
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Good Job, Keep us posted on the window install. Im cutting holes for mine tonight if all goes as planned
I hope yours went as planned ----- I won't get a chance to work on mine again until the weekend.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #26
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:21 AM   #27
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Look great. You will have to show us a pic of it set up in the field.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:44 AM   #28
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Nice looking blind
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:40 PM   #29
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Look great. You will have to show us a pic of it set up in the field.
I will do that. It will be later in June before it goes to it's new home.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:29 PM   #30
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looks good i will b watching this one
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #31
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I got a little more done this weekend.
Corners and top of walls got some trim only 2 pieces of trim left but I need to cut the edges of the roof sheets and didn’t feel like doing it today.
Deer View door installed.



Deer View window in front.



I ordered my door and windows before I started building the trailer so I ordered 36” side windows but that was for a 48” box. Because the trailer was not wide enough for that I had to reduce the size of the box and the side windows will not fit. I have ordered more windows from Deer View and they will be ready later this week. What a great company to deal with, they are making custom width windows of 30” and will have them ready in less than a week.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #32
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OK got my screw up fixed with the windows.

Side windows and rake trim ------- done



Insulation ------- done



Started putting in the paneling, ceiling, one end wall and front wall ---- done

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #33
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looks good
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #34
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Great looking blind you have there Jerry

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #35
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Deerview just posted your pics on FB

Nice stand
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #36
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:28 PM   #37
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Nice.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #38
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Nice setup!
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:56 PM   #39
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Really nice work!
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #40
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:01 AM   #41
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Thanks for the compliments, this will be the “fanciest” blind I have ever hunted out of. I am over budget but I think I have all the material I need to finish it up, except I am one sheet short on the paneling but I’m two sheets over on insulation so I should be able to take them back and that should cover the cost on the paneling. I got a little more done last night but did not take any pictures.

Up next will be putting up the paneling on the other two walls which I will do tonight “weather permitting” and then painting the inside black. After that, trim around the windows, door, corners and putting down carpet on the floor. Then I will build a shelf that will go under the windows and a small shelf overhead to keep supplies on like bottled water, WD 40, wasp spray, 1# propane bottles for the heater and last but not least T.P. Then it will be back on the outside to finish sealing up around the windows and door, then a coat or two of paint on the siding so this thing will last long enough to (a) I get too old to hunt or (b) the cost of hunting gets so high I have to give it up.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:41 PM   #42
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Interior is finished ------- finally You can tell I am not a trim carpenter

Carpet --------- done


LED light installed


Shelves



Door closer for Deer View door

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #43
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Super sharp!! Did you paint the insulation board black? What did you paint it with?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #44
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Now thats nice... you should take orders
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:07 PM   #45
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Super sharp!! Did you paint the insulation board black? What did you paint it with?
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No, I put some super thin plywood like the thickness of paneling up and painted it. I think the foam board would be too slick to hold paint. The paint I used is a water base interior latex house paint and had it mixed flat black from Home Depot.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:15 PM   #47
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I went a little overboard and over budget. I haven't totaled it all up yet but I know I am over I just don't know how much. For what it would cost to build another one and for me to make it worth my time I doubt anyone would want one LOL

But if somebody really wanted one I would do it. If there was another one to build I do some things different to make it better. I know where ever little mistake is and would not repeat them again.

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I went a little overboard and over budget. I haven't totaled it all up yet but I know I am over I just don't know how much. For what it would cost to build another one and for me to make it worth my time I doubt anyone would want one LOL

But if somebody really wanted one I would do it. If there was another one to build I do some things different to make it better. I know where ever little mistake is and would not repeat them again.
That's how you keep customers. I'm tryin to figure a way to shoot a bow from one....
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #49
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That is an awesome looking stand! I'll be borrowing a few ideas from your build. Thanks for sharing the process with us.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #50
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That's how you keep customers. I'm tryin to figure a way to shoot a bow from one....


Deer View windows has windows the are vertical openings that are hinged and swing open so you can shoot a bow. I could have put one in this but I built this strictly for gun hunting. I have a bow stand that is 30 yards from my feeder. This blind is going on top of ridge about 150 yards from my feeder.
I plan on hunting both of them. I hunt in the panhandle and there are some mornings up there that the temp is single digits. By the time I get enough clothes on to stay warm I look like a camo version of the Michelin Man there is no way I can draw my bow. This stand will have a heater and I can sit there all warm and comfy drinking coffee
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