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Old 06-01-2020, 06:27 PM   #1
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I got on a new lease in Melvin and wanted to build a new blind. As always, I'm by myself, so I needed something I can set up & take down myself. I built the base out of 2x6, 2x4, 4x4, 5/8 plywood, and elevator brackets. All framing was 2x2 that I ripped from 2x4's. I skinned it with the FREE coroplast that I got a while back. The roof was 9/16 OSB covered with tin. I made my windows out out the coroplast but made them the size to install Deerview windows later if needed. I use drip edge for my windows to slide down or up, and drip edge on the corners. I made 4 windows across the front, 2 on each side, 1 in the back with a RV door

I made the panels where one piece would slide into the other, where the coroplast would slide in behind the drip edge, and then I could screw everything together. I made the window openings 9x26 so they hold a 10x27 folding window. They start at 26" off the floor, and my base is about 6ft tall. I can shoot ( while setting) at about 5 yards..

Anyway, I got it all set up this weekend, and it came together very nicely.














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Old 06-01-2020, 06:45 PM   #2
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Dude that’s pretty sweet, I need to build one like that for me and my granddaughter. Where do you find coroplast.

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Old 06-01-2020, 07:07 PM   #3
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Now that is a nice stand. Congrats!
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:28 PM   #4
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Dude thatís pretty sweet, I need to build one like that for me and my granddaughter. Where do you find coroplast.
I found a business that was giving it away. 3ftx14ft sheets. It was use on shipping crates to keep everything inside. Free w as s the best part
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:27 PM   #5
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:57 PM   #6
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That’s a nice stand, from “design, to build, to out in the woods” nice. Reminds me of when Hannibal says “I love it when a plan comes together”. You got a fine project finished, and a great stand up and in the woods.
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:17 PM   #7
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Great job! Do you mind sharing your cost to build?
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:41 PM   #8
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Nice!
Cost of commercial blinds is sooo outa my budget !
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:53 PM   #9
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Great job! Do you mind sharing your cost to build?
I will have to set down figure it out
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:58 PM   #10
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Everyone saying nice stand, but i dont see any pictures?
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:46 PM   #11
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Nice build. Interested in cost to build as well.


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Old 06-02-2020, 10:22 PM   #12
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Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:33 PM   #13
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Looks great!
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:22 PM   #14
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Very nice job!
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:41 AM   #15
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I love it!!! Need to build a few.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:20 AM   #16
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Very nice, you will really enjoy sitting in that !!
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:29 AM   #17
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I am in the process of building one right now. Need to finish it, maybe this weekend I can get it completed. Yours looks awesome.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:43 AM   #18
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I got on a new lease in Melvin and wanted to build a new blind. As always, I'm by myself, so I needed something I can set up & take down myself. I built the base out of 2x6, 2x4, 4x4, 5/8 plywood, and elevator brackets. All framing was 2x2 that I ripped from 2x4's. I skinned it with the FREE coroplast that I got a while back. The roof was 9/16 OSB covered with tin. I made my windows out out the coroplast but made them the size to install Deerview windows later if needed. I use drip edge for my windows to slide down or up, and drip edge on the corners. I made 4 windows across the front, 2 on each side, 1 in the back with a RV door

I made the panels where one piece would slide into the other, where the coroplast would slide in behind the drip edge, and then I could screw everything together. I made the window openings 9x26 so they hold a 10x27 folding window. They start at 26" off the floor, and my base is about 6ft tall. I can shoot ( while setting) at about 5 yards..

Anyway, I got it all set up this weekend, and it came together very nicely.














Nice blind. Where about in Melvin? I have a place in Melvin, Eden and Salt Gap.
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:51 AM   #19
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Nice blind. Where about in Melvin? I have a place in Melvin, Eden and Salt Gap.
I hunt the old Jacoby Price Ranch
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:59 AM   #20
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I roughly had $330.00 in the cost. But, I bought the Elevator Brackets on TBH, I gave $40 for them. I bought the used RV Door $30, and I got the coroplast siding for free.
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:41 AM   #21
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I hunt the old Jacoby Price Ranch
That's an awesome place!
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:57 AM   #22
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Very well done.
I had a Coroplast walled blind that lasted a decade in the weather.
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:01 AM   #23
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Dude thatís pretty sweet, I need to build one like that for me and my granddaughter. Where do you find coroplast.
Check for a Regal Plastic location near you.
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:02 AM   #24
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That looks great! If you ever need a hand with something at the lease let me know. If I am up at our place I would be glad to give you a hand. I'm retired so go up often. Good Luck this season!
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Old 06-15-2020, 12:44 PM   #25
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I hunt the old Jacoby Price Ranch
when you say "old" did it sell or something?
do they not have it anymore?
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:49 PM   #26
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when you say "old" did it sell or something?
do they not have it anymore?
I dont know if it any different, I just haven't heard it referred to it since I have been on it
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:47 AM   #27
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thanks, I was just wondering. I used to hunt there. good luck this season, its a good place.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:59 AM   #28
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That turned out great!
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Old 06-17-2020, 11:32 AM   #29
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Your blind turned out great . I like the takedown option . In your last pic, the two center windows are open/ down , a black hole. Why not paint all the windows black and the opening will be the same color, open or closed. Just a thought.
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Old 06-18-2020, 07:55 AM   #30
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I hunt the old Jacoby Price Ranch
My cabin is just a couple miles from the Jacoby store. Need to meet up sometime this season.
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Old 06-19-2020, 02:55 PM   #31
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Your blind turned out great . I like the takedown option . In your last pic, the two center windows are open/ down , a black hole. Why not paint all the windows black and the opening will be the same color, open or closed. Just a thought.
All the windows are black, just not as dark as the black hole. I guess I could see if I could paint them darker
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Old 06-19-2020, 04:04 PM   #32
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Nice build
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