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Old 06-27-2019, 02:00 PM   #1
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Anyone ever build an elevated stand to put their popup blind onto? Been thinking about building one for our place.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:14 PM   #2
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Yeah it’s a good idea to get off of the ground and to keep cows from tearing up your tents .
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:24 PM   #3
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Easy to do. I have mine on 4' high platforms. Used 4x4's for the corners & built a 6x8' platform. If you do it 8' long it will give you room to get in & out of the door.
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:29 PM   #4
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There was a good thread on here a couple of years ago with a bunch of pics
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:35 PM   #5
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I have done a couple. Depending where you hunt I would be careful with the wind. I have had the wind tear mine up a few times on the platform.
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:36 PM   #6
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...popup+platform

Quite a few examples in this thread.
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:09 PM   #7
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Just built 2 this year.
got more photos if you want then. Just PM your phone # and I will text to you.

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Old 06-27-2019, 05:17 PM   #8
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Got to give Aggie_Bowtech credit for them. I copied His.

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Old 06-27-2019, 05:22 PM   #9
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Just don't trip inside....
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:25 PM   #10
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Just built 2 this year.
got more photos if you want then. Just PM your phone # and I will text to you.

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PM Sent. That looks great!
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:28 PM   #11
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been hunting out of one for several years.
I'm going to add an internal welded skeleton this year so I can stop dealing with collapsed hubs.
I might even mount a couple deerview windows to the frame once I remove the pop-up hubs.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:19 PM   #12
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Good thought. How would you pull the canvas over the skeleton if the hubs protrude outward? If they don't it might be floppy in the wind.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:29 PM   #13
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I did mine last year, 2.5ft of ground worked great, didn't have to worry about snakes crawling in early morning in dark

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Old 06-27-2019, 06:38 PM   #14
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I did mine last year, 2.5ft of ground worked great, didn't have to worry about snakes crawling in early morning in dark

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You thought you didn't have to care about snakes...

What about that snake that climbed into that mailbox?
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:05 PM   #15
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You thought you didn't have to care about snakes...

What about that snake that climbed into that mailbox?
Everyone knows snakes donít climb
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:59 PM   #16
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Good thought. How would you pull the canvas over the skeleton if the hubs protrude outward? If they don't it might be floppy in the wind.
Not sure yet. Iíll either make two hoops to fill it out or add a wood frame for real windows on the front wall and staple it to it.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:07 PM   #17
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I used old scaffolding roughly 3-4í off the ground. Worked well.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:32 PM   #18
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been hunting out of one for several years.
I'm going to add an internal welded skeleton this year so I can stop dealing with collapsed hubs.
I might even mount a couple deerview windows to the frame once I remove the pop-up hubs.
Not sure if this would help, but I use these pop up blind support rods to connect to ceiling hub and floor. Extend it out to make it tight. The top of your blind cannot cave in. I also use screw-in eyelets on all 4 corners of wooden platform (outside blind) and either use paracord to tie down tightly or stout bungie cords from blind ring to screw eyelet. So then all sides are being kept out tight on outside and top hub is kept tight from inside. I simply shorten inside rod and remove when I crawl in to hunt. Never had a problem with hubs collapsing after I started doing this. I usually leave all windows open somewhat too to let wind through and it doesnít catch as much surface area to blow blind too bad.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:59 AM   #19
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Put an eye bolt on each side of the platform. Use electrical wire to come off the eye bolts of the blind & attach to the eye bolt on the platform. You won't have a hub collapse & you can wrap the wire around the eye bolt of the platform & that screw it in a little bit more to snug the wire up.
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:04 PM   #20
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Put an eye bolt on each side of the platform. Use electrical wire to come off the eye bolts of the blind & attach to the eye bolt on the platform. You won't have a hub collapse & you can wrap the wire around the eye bolt of the platform & that screw it in a little bit more to snug the wire up.
Mine is just the size of the base so it would be pulling in the wrong direction. I could weld on extensions to put tie down I suppose.
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:12 PM   #21
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Mine is just the size of the base so it would be pulling in the wrong direction. I could weld on extensions to put tie down I suppose.
I did screw some square tubing on the underside of the platform. Have them sticking out the right length & drilled a hole in the end to run the wire through.
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:30 PM   #22
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Find an old hay ring, (3) 2x12s and (2) pieces of 5/8" plywood. It will get you almost 5ft off the ground.
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:40 PM   #23
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Not a pop-up, but this platform will work with one. Canít see it very well but thatís kinda the point.
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:43 PM   #24
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One being built.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:47 AM   #25
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been hunting out of one for several years.
I'm going to add an internal welded skeleton this year so I can stop dealing with collapsed hubs.
I used cheap 4x4 posts, 10' long.
Platform is at 4'.
Added a tin roof.

There's a 2x2 rail (where the red arrow is).

I put eye bolts on 2x2 rails and the roof, hubs are tied to eyebolts.

Hubs will not collapse.
Blind is shaded and somewhat protected from the elements.

Also stairs because...stairs are better.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:30 PM   #26
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Mine have a 2x3 hatch in the floor as a entrance. Itís way easier for the 6í4Ē guy to get in when it is dark.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:30 PM   #27
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I built this one last weekend! Itís 8x8 and will have 2í6Ē legs. I will eventually put elevators on it and put walls on it. Plan is a 6x8 with a 2í porch on the back. The pop up is a muddy vs360 and the feeder will be about 20 yards away.






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Old 10-06-2019, 10:47 PM   #28
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Built mine with removable legs and it sets roughly four foot off the ground. Made a trap door in the bottom so I don’t have to open and close the zipper on the pop up. Just push trap door up, clump in, set door down and set chair over it. Works great.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:00 PM   #29
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Try this design. Have been using platforms for pop ups the last 5 years. Only raised about 2 1/2 feet off the ground. Our first designs were 72” x72”. Plenty large enough for 2 person blind. Built little step stools out of the scraps, for climbing in & out. Biggest headache was transporting them to the lease & the around the lease to a suitable spot. So, solution, built the platform in 2 smaller sections. Just joined them together with gate hinges. They fold up like a bifold table. Mounted a couple of handles to grab onto & makes for easy lifting. Each bifold section will have 4x4 legs on the corners and when opened up gives support to the middle. A little outdoor carpet soundproofs it. Good luck
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:15 PM   #30
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Have helped a friend set one of these up and was very impressed with how sturdy it was.

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Old 10-07-2019, 12:32 AM   #31
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My 2 6’ Mavericks, 1 Krivoman, a Tank End blind and a new Bow Dome blind are or will be on platforms!
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:35 AM   #32
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If anyone has a platform for a tent blind they want to sell, let me know!

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Old 10-07-2019, 12:37 AM   #33
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6 x 6 and 4 to 5 foot off the ground. I use screws with flat washers inserted through the tent stake loops to secure to the plywood flooring and then secure the four walls to eye hooks. Never have issue with wind tearing them up.
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