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Old 04-09-2009, 11:41 AM   #151
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Great job an explanation of details.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:42 PM   #152
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how much you got tied up in that thing
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:55 PM   #153
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how much you got tied up in that thing

We just built two for more for a buddy of mine and added some foam board insulation for right at $350 each.

I would recommend 2x6s for the floor versus the 2x4s I used here. You don't have to have near the amount of small support cross members as you do with the 2x4s....the cost is not to much different and it sure saves a lot of time.

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Old 04-17-2009, 08:40 AM   #154
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That ought to be roomy!
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:00 PM   #155
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bump for hockley and A.V. ....
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:26 PM   #156
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lookin good
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:04 PM   #157
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Nice blind
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:45 AM   #158
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:56 AM   #159
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Looks Good !
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:22 PM   #160
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Sweet!!!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:17 AM   #161
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Great Job!!
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:56 PM   #162
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I have been looking all over for an idea for a blind. I think this is the best one that I have seen. I beleive I will start ripping some 2X4's tomorrow.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:00 PM   #163
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thats gonna be a nice blind when its all said n done
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:10 PM   #164
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get'n ready to build one myself
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:05 AM   #165
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nice blind
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:58 PM   #166
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Looks like all my pics got deleted here...I have no reason why......due to several requests I'll get them back up.

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Old 06-16-2010, 11:06 PM   #167
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Well dang I still had them in a file where they were all numbered so here they are...that was quick..

On the floor I would go with 2x6s....these are fine with 2x4s but it so much easier with the 2x6s..Cheaper does not always mean better....
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:51 AM   #168
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What kind of screws did you use?
How long were they?
Fine or coarse threads?
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:02 AM   #169
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How did the size of the blind end up working out for you? Placement and size of windows good to go?
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:24 AM   #170
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:48 AM   #171
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What kind of screws did you use?
How long were they?
Fine or coarse threads?
My Homeowners Association only allows us to build stuff with deck screws coarse thread. I am about to post up a detailed thread about my trials and tribulations with them and my threatening to sue them because my neighbors use fine threads.....then I am going to post up about every single sushi trip I had while I built it...


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How did the size of the blind end up working out for you? Placement and size of windows good to go?
RM...the size is perfection. I wouldn't change it....in fact I just built another one this past spring to replace a 5x5 I had for 3 seasons. I did take out the long slender viewing windows and made them big enough to shoot out of if I or a guest needed to because my feedpen for this one is so much bigger. I place a door on each like the center window as well as put black tinted plexiglass in them so in case it gets too cold all I have open is the center shooting window and I can still see. Those 12-13 degree days were a little chilly..

I also insulated the walls on this new one with foam board to deaden the sound and make it a little cooler in October underneath the shade tree. Below is a pic of my setup in my feedpen with my 5x5 still in it so you can see the view I needed. I need to get some new ones with the new blind.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:32 AM   #172
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Sweet!

I'm sure I'll have more questions!
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:10 AM   #173
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very nice sir !!!!
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:59 PM   #174
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Did you put in any side or rear peak windows? Drives me crazy when I hear something behind me in my blinds if I do not have a peak... Very nice blind...
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:22 PM   #175
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Did you put in any side or rear peak windows? Drives me crazy when I hear something behind me in my blinds if I do not have a peak... Very nice blind...

Yes and thanks.......I added these below to the blind you see here and then went with straight 4x6 tinted plexiglass mounted and sealed to the plywood on the new one. I actually did not install them until I got the blind in place so I could optimize my view.....but they pretty much lined up in the center anyway...
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:10 PM   #176
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Hogmauler....per your PM....I attached the walls with 2.5" deck screws where you see the circles....all the way around
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:27 PM   #177
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Great blind Smart!!! I went through the thread and just realized it was from 2008!!! LOL
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:09 AM   #178
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very nice build. i will probably steal your plans pretty soon
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:27 PM   #179
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looks good
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #180
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Awsome build!
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #181
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Looking sweet, I'm going to try and post photos of my 4x8 if I can figure out how to get photos on this site.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:06 PM   #182
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looks good
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:09 AM   #183
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TTT for Lance.....
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:09 PM   #184
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looks as if it could double as an apartment as well
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:13 PM   #185
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Thanks Jason lots of good info. Should start on mine this weekend...
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:22 AM   #186
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Very nice blind Smart
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:43 PM   #187
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TTT for 2012!!!!

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #188
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Nice build. How is it holding up?
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #189
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TTT for 2012!!!!

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All six we built are holding up well.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #190
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Nooooo....actually, I am thinking about building a blind and searched this thread out for in-for-ma-shion!!!!

I figger'd I'd TTT for the good of TBH!!!

Cheers!!!

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:54 PM   #191
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Nice work
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #192
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It looks good. I like your work.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:35 AM   #193
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Impressive work! I like it!
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #194
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Keep up the good job!!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #195
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Nice!
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:54 AM   #196
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where did you find the tinted plexiglass?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:09 AM   #197
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Any glass shop that deals in plexiglass should be able to get it for you. Tbher KingsX has a shop in San Angelo that will cut it to size for me. I just picked up my order for each blind we built when coming through to the deer lease.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #198
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nice
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:00 AM   #199
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Brought this to the top. Jason...do you have parts list? This will be my first off season project for a new Gate blind.... I plan on putting in some deer view windows too. Could you go ahead and book Nick's shop for the end of January for a blind build..I'll buy you guys a bottle of R & R each
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:07 AM   #200
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Yes....

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