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Old 12-22-2018, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Lola’s 5x6 shooting house. A next level blind!

This project started out a simple rifle stand.... but I can’t do simple. It’s not in me. So after a month of building here and there I have it complete in time for Christmas morning. I got most phases captured.

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Frame built from 1.5” 14ga. Built legs on a jig so they are all perfectly square and matching. 22* legs
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:37 PM   #2
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Complete frame. I can lift myself and walk with it. Of 8-24’ joints, I had less than 4’ left
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:43 PM   #3
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Outside skinned in T-111 and trimmed. Inside frames on 2’ centers to provide enough support
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:45 PM   #4
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All windows are 11”x23” openings and metal flashing with drip ledge
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:50 PM   #5
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... yep it’s insulated. And every seam inside entire blind is siliconed before hand
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:53 PM   #6
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:53 PM   #7
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Next inside walls installed and shelves. Windows are 40” floor to bottom. 42” is standard... but it’s for kids and my wife as I don’t rifle hunt... plus I think 42” is too high for me as well
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:57 PM   #8
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Next every seam was caulked and painted with red guard. Red guard is what I put in walk in showers to make a rubber membrane that’s 100% water proof. It’s like plastic dip. Goes on hot pink dries red
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:59 PM   #9
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Outside done same way. This wasn’t finished product. Every single screw, seam, trim. Everything was caulked and red guarded
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:14 PM   #10
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Primed and painted 3 coats of semi gloss paint on outside
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:16 PM   #11
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Caulked and painted 2 coats inside above shelf line
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:16 PM   #12
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Looks great!
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:21 PM   #13
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Had a bunch of cedar left from my remodel and used it to trim windows and shelf. Windows were “dado” (sp?) cut 1/4”strong to fit the 1/4 acrylic windows I cut.

Rubber backer boat grade carpet glued on walls. Each panel cut separate and perfect. Looks really sharp and clean

Tip: on windows slightly round corners and they slide like on greased ball bearings. File works great... what I use on duck calls
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:28 PM   #14
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Windows drilled and fitted for 550 cord with a flat melt on outside for right smooth clearance. These allow you to leave closed and open any one you want without getting “in the window “. Pull cord and windows come up smooth as glass and silent. Loop on... yep Don Julio toppers (personal touch). All done without movement from window view
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:31 PM   #15
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Once all messy work and pre drilling all the interior holes was done. I glued the floor in.

Tip: cut you floor first and lay it in place. Fold far side back 1/2 way and do your glue work. Lay that then fold door side back 1/2 way and finish out.
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:32 PM   #16
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Fine job sir.
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:34 PM   #17
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Interior done and led light switch installed. Crazy bright for like $9
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:38 PM   #18
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Looks great!

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Old 12-22-2018, 03:39 PM   #19
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Had metal roof and trim left from remodel as well so I reused it and layed a barrier underneath rake trim all heamed and closure strips custom blocks cut to seal under rake trim. All silicon sealed as well
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:40 PM   #20
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Rear view with hardware installed. And frame primed

I have chain links welded underneath all corners for cable anchors to go to a single anchor with turn buckle in center. I’ll load on trailer and drive across road to park in yard on Christmas morning. Hope kids like/use it

I know why they cost what they do now.
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:44 PM   #21
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That thing is great! wow!
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:50 PM   #22
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Heck of a blind should last forever.
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:58 PM   #23
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NIce job!

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Old 12-22-2018, 07:27 PM   #24
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Very nice
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:48 PM   #25
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Nice
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:02 PM   #26
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Kyle if the kids don't like it you can bring it to me

I bet they love it

Great job
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:22 PM   #27
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You have some mad skills sir! Very nice!


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Old 12-22-2018, 08:26 PM   #28
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That is a very nice blind. Good job, your family will enjoy it.
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:46 PM   #29
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Nice setup, should be great for cold weather,
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:15 PM   #30
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Strong work. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:54 PM   #31
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Dammit boy that is nice
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:43 AM   #32
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Yep, strong and tight. Well Done Sir


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Old 12-23-2018, 02:39 AM   #33
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Looks good. Should be a hit with the kiddos!

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Old 12-23-2018, 07:20 AM   #34
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Very nice!
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:14 AM   #35
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wow !!!! very nice !!!
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:29 AM   #36
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Great windows, I'm using that style on my one.
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:49 AM   #37
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Very nice job.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:55 AM   #38
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Top notch build Sir!
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:00 AM   #39
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Nice blind.
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:37 PM   #40
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Excellent job. Awesome blind.
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:19 PM   #41
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This may be the first blind build thread with no “if I were you I would add...” responses. You thought of everything!
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:54 AM   #42
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Looks great!
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:27 AM   #43
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Holy cow that is impressive! Makes the blind I built look like my it was done by my 9yo nephew. Awesome build
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:48 AM   #44
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Great job, going to be a comfy place to hunt out of!
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:34 PM   #45
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That's sweet. Good job.
I'm gonna have to get busy myself.
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:37 PM   #46
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Great build! Looks awesome
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:39 PM   #47
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Very nice.
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:31 PM   #48
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Sleigh loaded for early morning delivery
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:46 PM   #49
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Nicely done Santa. Extra thumbs up for the don Julio!!

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Old 12-24-2018, 06:54 PM   #50
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What kind of screws did you use to put siding on?
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