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Old 08-16-2022, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default 3 New Bow Box Blinds on Towers

I took some more land this year and after pricing new stands, decided to build a new one. Then, I decided if I was going to build one, might as well just build 3. That was a mistake. It was a lot of work, but they turned out pretty nice. I'm not done yet, but they are stood up in place.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:23 PM   #2
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A few progress pics.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:24 PM   #3
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Loaded up ready to go.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:26 PM   #4
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Got them stood up before the rain hit.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:32 PM   #5
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Very very nice. I dig em
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:42 PM   #6
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Where were you able to find all that corrugated plastic? About to start on one and need to find some.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:46 PM   #7
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Where were you able to find all that corrugated plastic? About to start on one and need to find some.
It's not corrugated plastic. The boxes are made with the following materials:

2x6 Treated Base
2 Ply 1/2" MDO Plywood Floor (Used RE Signs)
2x2 Wall/Roof Framing
1/2" MDO Plywood Wall Sheathing/Roof Decking (Used RE Signs)
Walls Skinned in Flat Sheet Metal
Roof Covered with TPO
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:47 PM   #8
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Doors and Windows by DeerView.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:48 PM   #9
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You have put in some time in building those. You did an awesome job on the builds.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:49 PM   #10
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Very nice!
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:50 PM   #11
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You have put in some time in building those. You did an awesome job on the builds.
Full Disclosure - I paid someone else to weld the tower frames. I didn't have the time.
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:54 PM   #12
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You win...

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Old 08-16-2022, 03:03 PM   #13
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Excellent looking stands. You should be proud.
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Old 08-16-2022, 04:11 PM   #14
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What are "RE" signs? Realty?
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Old 08-16-2022, 04:21 PM   #15
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Very nice!
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Old 08-16-2022, 04:28 PM   #16
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Great job.

What is the solar panel running? Any pics of that setup on the inside?
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Old 08-16-2022, 04:31 PM   #17
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Very nice stands, lots of work there! I know you have a nice wide base on them but I’d be sure and wire them down.
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Old 08-16-2022, 04:40 PM   #18
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Very nice job.
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Old 08-16-2022, 04:50 PM   #19
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Very nice builds. Just curious as to why you made your door cutouts with such a large step over at the bottom ? I know I bust my tail often trying to step over the bottom lip on the older Krivoman blinds and your step over is quite a bit higher. Of course I'm clumsy. LOL You built some awesome blinds that should last a long time.
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Old 08-16-2022, 05:14 PM   #20
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What are "RE" signs? Realty?
Real Estate Signs - Reach out to your local sign shop that does commercial real estate signs - they normally sell the ones they take down for a bargain.
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Old 08-16-2022, 05:16 PM   #21
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Great job.

What is the solar panel running? Any pics of that setup on the inside?
The solar panel will be running a 12v battery with charging ports, a light, and most importantly for South Texas, a fan. They aren't done yet, but will look very similar to "The Charger" by Monarch Feeders.
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Old 08-16-2022, 05:18 PM   #22
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Very nice stands, lots of work there! I know you have a nice wide base on them but Id be sure and wire them down.
They have a single mobile home anchor in the center with a ratchet strap currently from 2 corners temporarily. I hope to get them tied down better in a few weeks.

We barely got them up Sunday before the rain came down. Of course, there was a tornado warning in our area on Monday - hopefully they are still standing.
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Old 08-16-2022, 05:22 PM   #23
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Very nice builds. Just curious as to why you made your door cutouts with such a large step over at the bottom ? I know I bust my tail often trying to step over the bottom lip on the older Krivoman blinds and your step over is quite a bit higher. Of course I'm clumsy. LOL You built some awesome blinds that should last a long time.
I got a good deal on some damaged DeerView "scratch and dent" doors, but they are only 60" tall. I am a big guy and stand 6'3" - I would rather step over a 12" threshold than bend down to get in.
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:07 PM   #24
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Very nice stands- hope they all experience successful kills this upcoming season.
Nice job
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:16 PM   #25
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Looks good
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:23 PM   #26
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Those are really nice!
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:30 PM   #27
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They have a single mobile home anchor in the center with a ratchet strap currently from 2 corners temporarily. I hope to get them tied down better in a few weeks.

We barely got them up Sunday before the rain came down. Of course, there was a tornado warning in our area on Monday - hopefully they are still standing.
Guy wires was gonna be my suggestion too...but you addressed that. 👍

Really great looking setups. Top notch and should last awhile. Well done!
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:51 PM   #28
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Real Estate Signs - Reach out to your local sign shop that does commercial real estate signs - they normally sell the ones they take down for a bargain.
Will do.
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Old 08-16-2022, 07:06 PM   #29
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Look **** good!


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Old 08-16-2022, 07:22 PM   #30
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You did a great job !
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Old 08-16-2022, 07:27 PM   #31
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Solid
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:59 AM   #32
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I got a good deal on some damaged DeerView "scratch and dent" doors, but they are only 60" tall. I am a big guy and stand 6'3" - I would rather step over a 12" threshold than bend down to get in.
I figured there was a good reason. Enjoy your hunts.
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:01 AM   #33
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Looking Good. I like how they came out
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:12 AM   #34
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Those are great!
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:18 AM   #35
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nice blinds. good work
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:39 AM   #36
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**** Gina!!

Them are nice
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Old 08-18-2022, 01:46 PM   #37
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Those turned out nice Adam. It always sound like a good idea, until your in the middle of it. Strong work.
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:53 AM   #38
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Those turned out nice Adam. It always sound like a good idea, until your in the middle of it. Strong work.
Appreciate it Zach. Didn't know you were on here...
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:55 AM   #39
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That is very nice Sir, want to build another

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Old 08-19-2022, 10:01 AM   #40
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That is very nice Sir, want to build another

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Haha. After working 4-8 hours nearly every night after work for 3 weeks, I am thinking about selling my tools.

My wife was very happy to see them pull out of the driveway. The 5 month old in the house didn't help - even though I told her I was building them so he would have a place to hunt in a few years.
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Old 08-21-2022, 03:02 PM   #41
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Nice Work....
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Old 08-28-2022, 08:55 PM   #42
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Dang nice build
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