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Old 08-16-2019, 09:31 PM   #1
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Started A YEAR ago. Well had the base made last year and hunted off it with a pop up.
The base is 6x6x5.
Stand is 6x6 & 78” in the front 75” in the back
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Have the deerview windows but ran out of time to mount them today.

Still have to seal it up and figure out exactly how I want to insulate it. Ideas???

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Old 08-16-2019, 09:32 PM   #2
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Also still need to finish taking off the protective plastic wrap stuff


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Old 08-16-2019, 11:47 PM   #3
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looks good man!
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:37 AM   #4
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Looking great! I sealed my BiL's with a lot of silicon calking. And used the pink R-paneling for insulation. You can get it at HD. He and my nephew have never had to fire up a heater, even during the winter.



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Old 08-17-2019, 07:43 AM   #5
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Very nice blind


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Old 08-17-2019, 08:13 AM   #6
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Looking great! I sealed my BiL's with a lot of silicon calking. And used the pink R-paneling for insulation. You can get it at HD. He and my nephew have never had to fire up a heater, even during the winter.



Here's for some ideas for ya. Just another rifle blind.


Man that build was pretty slick!

I know the downfall to metal skin is the noise factor but I have been tossing around different insulation ideas that I think will keep the noise down.


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Very nice!
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:21 AM   #8
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You will end up wanting the windows smaller.

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Old 08-17-2019, 10:59 AM   #9
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You will end up wanting the windows smaller.

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I thought the same thing but this is more of a blind to get the wife her first bow kill. I figured the bigger the windows the more comfortable she would be shooting out of them. Also I spent the little extra to get the tinted deerview windows so letting in too much light won’t be an issue.


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Old 08-17-2019, 11:23 AM   #10
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Rigid insulation boards. Cut them to fit snug and they will stay in place.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:18 PM   #11
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Rigid insulation boards. Cut them to fit snug and they will stay in place.


That’s kind of what I was leaning towards. I thought someone made some type of insulation boards that were around 1/2” and a “peel and stick”


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Old 08-17-2019, 03:23 PM   #12
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Rigid insulation boards. Cut them to fit snug and they will stay in place.

Yah, that's what I was talking about. The pink stuff. Comes in different thicknesses too. That is what I used in my BiL's blind. You can glue it in place too. Great insulation!
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:53 PM   #13
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are u insulating for sound or warmth? Pink board they describe would do good for sound I think insulating for warmth is pointless when windows are open
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:08 PM   #14
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Looking great! I sealed my BiL's with a lot of silicon calking. And used the pink R-paneling for insulation. You can get it at HD. He and my nephew have never had to fire up a heater, even during the winter.



Here's for some ideas for ya. Just another rifle blind.
This. Foamboard and liquid nails, and calk everywhere you can. I built several rifle blinds years ago like that and it worked well. I didn’t skin them with metal, but it will work just as well.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:10 PM   #15
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are u insulating for sound or warmth? Pink board they describe would do good for sound I think insulating for warmth is pointless when windows are open
Insulation, especially in a metal blind, keeps condensation from forming when it’s closed up and getting hot, then cold, then hot.........
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:13 PM   #16
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Insulation, especially in a metal blind, keeps condensation from forming when it’s closed up and getting hot, then cold, then hot.........
it would be worth it for that. I have never seen that in wood, fiberglass, or plastic ones...I did not know that happens
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:40 PM   #17
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I like the vertical windows all the way around. That's how a bow blind should look.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:20 PM   #18
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are u insulating for sound or warmth? Pink board they describe would do good for sound I think insulating for warmth is pointless when windows are open


More sound than warmth. I’ve got deer view windows just ran off of time to mount them that day. Hoping to get back on Monday to mount them up. With windows and my mr buddy warmth shouldn’t be an issue.


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Old 08-17-2019, 09:36 PM   #19
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I can dig it!!
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:28 AM   #20
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Nice.

Dont worry about the window size. The first one I built got 10x24s. I've since put some solar screen over the upper and lower 4 or 5"s. Magnetic strips or thumb tacks and theyre adjustable

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Dont worry about the window size. The first one I built got 10x24s. I've since put some solar screen over the upper and lower 4 or 5"s. Magnetic strips or thumb tacks and theyre adjustable

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Don’t worry about window size but you post that you realized yours were too big....lol


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Don’t worry about window size but you post that you realized yours were too big....lol


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Yes. Exactly. Now read it slower.

I was able to cover part of them. It's an option for this blind as well

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Old 08-18-2019, 09:41 AM   #23
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Yes. Exactly. Now read it slower.

I was able to cover part of them. It's an option for this blind as well

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Or it’s still in construction just frame in a little more and swap windows.


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Old 08-19-2019, 09:28 AM   #24
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Windows mounted! This is the first set of deer views I’ve had or hunted out of and think I am going to love them.Name:  IMG_0631.jpg
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:04 AM   #25
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Where do you get sheet metal like that?
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:12 AM   #26
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Where do you get sheet metal like that?


I got it from a place in Alvarado called
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It comes on a roll that is 42” wide and they cut it to whatever length you ask for


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Old 08-22-2019, 09:29 AM   #27
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If you have a mueller metal store close they have it as well. It’s just unbent r panel if you want to call it that. Normally 42” wide and whatever length they have rolls of. A lot of times 21’ range


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Old 08-23-2019, 02:46 PM   #28
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Awesome. Thanks.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:40 AM   #29
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Thoughts on flooring? Currently just 3/4” plywood. Rubber stall mats, or carpet??? What are y’all using?


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I like the skin, nice idea.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:49 PM   #31
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I like the skin, nice idea.


It looks way better since I’ve peeled off all the plastic wrap stuff. I’ll get more pictures next time.


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I put some of that outdoor carpet over the wood floor in mine. Nice and quiet


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Rubber stall mat works the best on sound


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Old 08-28-2019, 02:44 PM   #34
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Well today I was walking around Lowe’s and found the perfect rubber mats! About 3/8” thick and they had a 4’x6’ Mat as well as a 3’x2’ that was the exact same pattern so it worked out perfect! Bought 1 big one and 2 of the smaller ones turned them upside down so there would be nothing for the chair legs to get caught on.

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Old 08-28-2019, 02:49 PM   #35
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Also went ahead while I was there and attached my porch and stairs. The ladder didn’t seem safe to try to scale the side of the wall while trying to reach overhead for the door handle (that I haven’t installed yet). For now I have a 2x4 for support under the porch but that will change to 2 pieces of angle attached at the 2 outer corners of the porch running down to the cross member toward the bottom of the legs.

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That thing keeps getting better and better!!
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:14 AM   #37
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That thing keeps getting better and better!!

Thanks man.
It’s a slow and steady build for sure. Still have to insulate, seal, and install the door latch from deerview


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Turned out awesome


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That looks great. Howd you fasten the skin?
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:51 AM   #40
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That looks great. Howd you fasten the skin?
To get the sheets where I wanted them I used a strip of silicone down the square tubing followed by a few C-clamps. Then just color matched 3/8 self tapping screws.

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Thanks bud. Finally got the door handle installed a couple weeks ago to be able to lock it up.

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Very nice, what size/thickness is the frame of the blind?
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:05 PM   #42
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Very nice, what size/thickness is the frame of the blind?


I used 2” angle for the base. The blind skeleton is 1” square tubing.



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Old 10-17-2019, 10:06 AM   #44
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Thanks! After hunting in it a few times I do think that if I were to build another I would make the windows 12” X 24”


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1/16”


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Old 02-26-2020, 09:24 PM   #48
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This thing is sweet! How was it on noise?


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Old 02-27-2020, 08:27 PM   #49
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After putting the rubber floor down it helped a ton. Still going to insulate it this off season with the pink foam board stuff from Home Depot or Lowe’s.

All in all really happy with how it turned out. Hunts 2 really comfortably and even hunted with the wife and 6 year old a couple times with no problems.


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