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Old 10-27-2020, 05:26 AM   #1
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Default Hay Bale Blind

Got to looking around the internet for some plans to build a hay bale blind. This started in 2018. My wife was wanting a blind to bow hunt out of. We live on a farm and I thought well heck I'll build a hay bale blind. I have a friend at church that is pretty handy with tools. He was the smart I was the laborer.

So we went and out and bought some materials.
Materials:
•​3 - sheets ½ plywood
•​4 – 2x4x8’ treated
•​9 – 2x4x8’
•​8 - 4in rough pine boards
•​8 mil black plastic
•​10 small hinges for windows
•​1 – 36” piano hinge for door
•​.5 inch fence staples
•​18 feet of 6-foot welded wire fencing
•​Paint
•​9/16” staples & staple gun
•​1.25 inch course drywall screws
•​1 inch course drywall screws
•​26 - 3.5 inch power lag screws
•​110’x8’ Straw, double woven blanket. Available from businesses that sell for reclamation work. We got to work.
First we marked the ends.
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Then we built the frame 64” wide by 72” long with a 78” center height. I used treated 2x4 and screwed together with lag screws. I did put a floor in it. Added some weight to it and put the ends on and cut the door out. It takes 1.5 sheets of plywood per end. Name:  IMG_7668.jpg
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Used 4” pine boards are used for the window framing. Windows made from remaining plywood. I cut the windows 9” wide x 16” tall. I used metal latches to keep the windows shut.
The door is 28” by 48”. Still need to put a latch on the inside. I painted the wood on the inside with black spray paint. I then attached the fence wire (extra I had) with 1/2 staples. I then cut out the windows. Name:  IMG_7832.jpg
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After windows were cut out. I put the black plastic tarp on and started stapling it. Just enough to hold it in place. Name:  IMG_7859.jpg
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I then cut the windows out and started putting on the straw. I got it from Lowe’s. It’s woven with plastic like they use in reclamation. I put 3 layers on and a bunch of staples. I cut the windows out. The door I covered up then stapled down the door seam both sides and cut out with a razor knife. If using where cows are I would lastly put chicken wire on it to keep cows from trying to eat it. Name:  IMG_7860.jpg
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I put the blind 20 yards from the feeder. I also put some eye bolts in and used string to tie it down. I left a pallet under it so I can pick it up and move it with our tractor. Another plus we found persimmon trees close by.


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Old 10-27-2020, 06:01 AM   #2
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Looks good for sure. Nice work
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Old 10-27-2020, 07:14 AM   #3
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That's awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:40 PM   #4
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That is pretty dang cool !!!! Hope she hammers a good one out of it.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:41 PM   #5
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That looks awesome. Great job.
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:00 AM   #6
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Looks awesome sir! Really like the design of it and have wanting to build something like this for a while.
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Old 10-28-2020, 10:26 AM   #7
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Cool build
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Old 10-28-2020, 11:36 AM   #8
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Good job! That blind will kiiiiiil!
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Old 10-28-2020, 04:06 PM   #9
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I think that will work!!
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Old 10-28-2020, 04:35 PM   #10
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big enough to take a good nap in it looks like.
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Old 10-28-2020, 11:19 PM   #11
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That’s a great job on this nice project. Good luck using it.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:02 PM   #12
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Very nice work on a very cool project.
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Old 10-30-2020, 05:57 PM   #13
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That's cool! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-30-2020, 06:10 PM   #14
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I like it. Thanks
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