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Old 09-26-2014, 03:39 PM   #101
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:34 PM   #102
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I see the skeeter net, do you have issues with wasps coming thru the openings between the tin and wood?
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:22 PM   #103
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only thing i see missing is horns
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:43 PM   #104
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I see the skeeter net, do you have issues with wasps coming thru the openings between the tin and wood?
Yeah, during summer they can be a problem. I plan on solving all those issues soon. They have not been back since August, which is good.
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:55 PM   #105
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Looking good
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:56 PM   #106
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Expanding foam with bug repellant worked great on my 12x14x16.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:06 PM   #107
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Was going to do the foam... what repellent did you use?
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:05 PM   #108
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only thing i see missing is horns
And insolation
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:10 PM   #109
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I like that..
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:37 AM   #110
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Man I'm going to have to get back on my lease just so I can build this... Really like the simplicity, yet functional.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:14 PM   #111
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looks awesome really coming together.

I'd suggest (if I may) you should put gutters on it and harvest your own water.

All you need is a 285 gallon tote (or smaller) and some of those white plastic gutters.

With all the rain we have had lately you'd be full. Assuming your in the hill country by me.

Then get a ecotemp L5 instant hot shower, 12v water pump, and you'll be really cooking!
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:31 PM   #112
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Yeah... we have had a ton of rain... in fact i am holed up in it now... due to rain.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:58 PM   #113
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We used foam board insulation on our 12x32 building we built for a duck camp and it insulates it pretty dang good. On a 100 degree day the inside of the camp with a 10,000 btu window unit hovers around 74-77 and when it's cold and you run a space heater you will have to open a window it gets so warm.
This. And I wood paneled over it

Grea job on you hunting camp lodge!

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Old 09-27-2014, 01:07 PM   #114
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We used foam board insulation on our 12x32 building we built for a duck camp and it insulates it pretty dang good. On a 100 degree day the inside of the camp with a 10,000 btu window unit hovers around 74-77 and when it's cold and you run a space heater you will have to open a window it gets so warm.
This. And I wood paneled over it

Grea job on you hunting camp lodge!

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Old 09-27-2014, 01:09 PM   #115
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Pretty cool!
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:03 PM   #116
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Yeah, during summer they can be a problem. I plan on solving all those issues soon. They have not been back since August, which is good.
Foam will work good. Nice cabin for sure
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:31 PM   #117
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dig the leg xmas lights
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:44 PM   #118
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They are my major award. The warm glow of electric sex hanging over my cot.

One of the best movies of all time...
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:46 PM   #119
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The expanding foam I believe he is talking about has insect repellant built in. I bought some the other day at a hardware store. Good luck I love the build.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:38 PM   #120
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A couple minor enhancements. Put in a closet rod for hanging clothes and a simple wooden bracket that lets me hang up a pivoting box fan instead of taking up floor space.



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Old 09-30-2014, 11:01 PM   #121
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Great job
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:26 AM   #122
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nice job.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:17 AM   #123
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Very nice
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:06 PM   #124
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Is that another cabin in the doorway of the last picture?
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:21 PM   #125
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Nice build and a convenient shelf for your critter getter.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:28 PM   #126
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Would be even sweater if you built on a small trailer.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:44 PM   #127
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Does the job
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:47 AM   #128
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Man, that's pretty great. Next time you're out, would you mind measuring some dimensions? Your write up has been very helpful.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:42 PM   #129
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No need to measure... I know them .

8x8 floor. Side walls are 4 ft high. It is a 45 degree angled roof yielding a 8 ft high peak. The doorway is 32 inches, centered.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:04 PM   #130
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I use a solar panel, 750 watt inverter and 12 volt car battery, like having automatic electricity.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:45 PM   #131
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I've been following this. I'm gunna steel some of your good ideas.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:51 PM   #132
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Looks great
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Old 10-26-2014, 01:44 AM   #133
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simple, functional, perfect. next season throw on a roof
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:50 AM   #134
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simple, functional, perfect. next season throw on a roof
It has a roof... I posted pictures already... just got to scan the whole thread.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:03 AM   #135
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Looks great
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:18 PM   #136
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I like it
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:45 PM   #137
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Good job. I dig it
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:17 PM   #138
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Really like the build! How much do you think you have in it?
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:56 AM   #139
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Really like the build! How much do you think you have in it?
Still hovering at about $600 as it stands. I didn't do to much to it this year other than running a few outdoor lights. It got a lot of use as I let my lease mates use it when I wasn't there. I think somebody slept in that thing just about every weekend in hunting season except one or two. It kept me warm and more importantly dry. My wife enjoyed sleeping in it this year vs the past and remarked how cozy it was (outside temps were below freezing.)

Before next season, I am going to wire the inside so that I can put outlets at all 4 corners for things like cell phone chargers, small clip fans, etc. I'll install a regular light switch for the indoor and outdoor lights. I've estimated that will run me under $40.
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Old 08-08-2015, 01:40 PM   #140
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Did some work on it last night. Decided I needed that porch while I was picking up supplies for some blinds. So we added a 4ft porch deck to the front.







Amazing what a little deck can do to improve it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 01:47 PM   #141
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deluxe hunting stand
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:59 PM   #142
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sweet setup
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:49 PM   #143
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very nice brother
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:07 PM   #144
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This is really nice, and looks well done... I'm on a new lease this year and have tossed around building out a old trailer, but this seems way cooler and possibly cheaper... mind telling the dimensions. I will be starting my project opening day and weekend of dove season.

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Old 08-10-2015, 03:23 PM   #145
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This is really nice, and looks well done... I'm on a new lease this year and have tossed around building out a old trailer, but this seems way cooler and possibly cheaper... mind telling the dimensions. I will be starting my project opening day and weekend of dove season.
It is a small 8' x 8' and started as a deck to pitch a tent on and keep off the muddy/stone ground, so I used deck boards initially.

Then I framed it in, and decided to make it look like a miniature house. the walls are 4' high on the sides, and it is 8' at the peak. It has two doors to allow for drafting a breeze in the summer and the back door faces away from camp as the middle of the night "mens room." I just added a 4'x8' deck.

If I had to do all over and all at once, I would have skipped the decking boards and put down plywood instead. Would have saved a ton of money there. I also could have framed the floor with 2x4s and put more posts to save on cost (I did 2x6 on 8ft span)

It's only job is providing a comfy place to sleep and stay dry and warm. It serves like a permanent tent. When I am by myself it is more than enough room. With one other, I keep my stuff stored under the cot.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:39 PM   #146
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Now a cover for the deck...leave the door open while it rains
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:00 PM   #147
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You're on a roll with this one, very nice.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:31 AM   #148
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Sweet setup! My brother and I finally got on a small lease and we've been talking about doing something simple like that. To keep it even cheaper cost wise, we talked about using the old boards from my backyard privacy fence (built a new fence) and making a slat board sytle cabin.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:29 AM   #149
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:06 AM   #150
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Sweet setup! My brother and I finally got on a small lease and we've been talking about doing something simple like that. To keep it even cheaper cost wise, we talked about using the old boards from my backyard privacy fence (built a new fence) and making a slat board sytle cabin.
We have box blinds that are like that. I had considered doing exactly that from the beginning. You could do board and batten with the pickets. Put some house wrap on it to kill any draft. The only reason I didn't was I ended up sourcing some free plywood panels and I only needed to buy 1 extra so I went with the plywood.
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