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Old 06-08-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
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Well, I finally got on a lease after looking since 09í. Just outside Brady a few minutes north from the lake. Next thing in line was building a blind. Still have a lot of work left but got all do the frame done today. It is in 5 pieces as you see it so itís all easy to load,unload, and put up. Going to probably skin it in Smart siding panels.

Building the base, skinning it out, and painting will be next. Not sure exactly when Iíll get to it but Iíll post another update when I do.

Blind is 6x6x6 - Iím short so I donít need anymore height to it. Height to the bottom of the side windows is 39Ē, Bow window is at 28Ē on the bottom. Will be installing 12x12 DeerView windows for the sides and a 12x24 for the middle bow window. 30x40Ē DeerView door on the back unless I can find something else
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:42 PM   #2
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Great start. Following this one! If you donít mind me asking, what are you thinking total costs will be?


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Old 06-09-2018, 06:42 AM   #3
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Surprisingly a lot more than I expected. $600ish. But that is also including 3/4Ē pressure treated plywood (2 sheets), pressure treated 2x6x8ís (7) for the base of the platform, DeerView windows and a DeerView door. Somebody could probably make this cheaper and skin the blind with thinner plywood. I might have been able to get by with just a horizontal brace on the walls too. Iíve considered not using pressure treated plywood or 2x6ís but I really want this to last.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:01 AM   #4
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:31 PM   #5
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Got the base done, and made my own door vs buying the DeerView. Just wanted to save a little bit of money. Should have it skinned this Thursday/Friday.



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Old 06-12-2018, 05:55 PM   #6
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:52 PM   #7
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Got the materials to skin the blind. So far Iíve spent $138 on the frame and $235 on the plywood and LP smartside. That includes screws etc. Got the roof and platform decked. Should have the blind skinned Thursday/Friday.


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Old 06-12-2018, 10:04 PM   #8
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:09 PM   #9
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First off to the op great build.

I also built wooden blinds and it cost me about the same. Thought I was going to save a ton of money boy was I wrong lol. I was a fun build though.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:12 PM   #10
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Starting to look more like a blind. Got it skinned minus the door and now just need to cut the windows, deck the roof, paint, and add DeerView windows.


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Old 06-13-2018, 09:13 PM   #11
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:22 PM   #12
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Siding tacked on.


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Old 06-15-2018, 09:02 PM   #13
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Got some led battery lights from amazon that should make it convenient in the mornings getting situated in the blind. Lights turn red, green, blue, and plain white.

2 coats of whoops paint from Loweís and some trim for the 4 corners. Roll on roof and liquid nails is sitting on stand by for when we head to the lease. Hopefully itís next week or the week after I have it up in its new home.


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Old 06-17-2018, 07:59 AM   #14
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Great build that should last a long time. I would like to see the roof. That door is just down right awesome. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 06-17-2018, 09:37 AM   #15
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Great build that should last a long time. I would like to see the roof. That door is just down right awesome. Thanks for sharing.


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Thank-you. Iíll get some pics of the roof up when I add the roll on roof. Itís framed 6x6 with 2 2x3ís stacked up on the front angling back to a single 2x3 in the back. Sits right on top.
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