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#2153140 - 03/01/11 01:24 PM At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind
radtexas Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 75
Loc: Tyler, TX
First off I know I have way to much time on my hands. laugh

Was reading and came across several people that prefer a larger blind (such as a 6x6, 4x8, 5,7 etc.) so started brainstorming. 32" wide sides on an octagonal pattern gives just over 6'-5" outside to outside walls. This should eliminate any possible blind or dead corners. The walls I figured a way to still use only (5) sheets which is what I used on the 4x6 layout. Flooring is a little trickier as it will be pieced. Framing members might require a few more pieces but those are normally cheaper parts. I rip a 2x4 with a 22.5 degree cut to get the vertical corner pieces.

No floor or roof bracing added at this time.

This would be a little more tedious to build but once done might be a nice blind.






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#2153247 - 03/01/11 02:10 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
Justin T Online   content
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Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 5803
Loc: Austin
Looks great, but you have 3 sides with no windows. Those are huge blindspots. I try not to plan building a stand for a particular spot. You could want to move that blind to a different spot, and need windows on all sides.

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#2153276 - 03/01/11 02:23 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: Justin T]
radtexas Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 75
Loc: Tyler, TX
Originally Posted By: Justin T
Looks great, but you have 3 sides with no windows. Those are huge blindspots. I try not to plan building a stand for a particular spot. You could want to move that blind to a different spot, and need windows on all sides.


Yep on the 4x6 several commented negative about windows on the back side so I left out on this particular layout. Of course they are very easy to add back in. Could always frame them in and leave as wood windows in case you wanted to convert to glass later. I would frame the door different if a window was wanted in the door. Similar to the 4x6 design would work well.

And this design I left off the landing and roof overhang. Roof overhang would be a pain with and octagon roof cuts. Landing could still be done similar to the 4x6 design.


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#2155854 - 03/02/11 02:33 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
dutton1 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/10
Posts: 324
Loc: Forney
Great Plan. I like the idea of the octagon. What type of roof would you use for the top?
Would there be a landing on this one as well or no?

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#2155865 - 03/02/11 02:38 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
radtexas Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 75
Loc: Tyler, TX
Made plans for this blind if anyone is interested. They are as detailed as the ones I made for the 4x6 blind. Send me a PM with your email and "Octagonal Blind" in subject so I send the right set.

Raw materials with taxes for the blind alone (no legs) came to $390 using Lowe's online. I also have $70 included for Lexan/Glass windows. About $100 more for the 6 foot elevated base as shown.

First two pages shown.





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#2155871 - 03/02/11 02:40 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: dutton1]
radtexas Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 75
Loc: Tyler, TX
Originally Posted By: dutton1
Great Plan. I like the idea of the octagon. What type of roof would you use for the top?
Would there be a landing on this one as well or no?


Landing could be added but would be a little harder and probably would be smaller than on the 4x6 plan. I have 2 pieces of 12' barn tin shown. (2) pieces @ 7' long and the others pieced from the 5' left overs.


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#2168777 - 03/08/11 11:59 AM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
radtexas Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 75
Loc: Tyler, TX
Well working on a (6) sided blind now. Will post plans when I have them done. They are very similar to the Octagonal except the number of sides. Comes to 6'-0 3/4" short side to 7'-0" to the long side.






Edited by radtexas (03/08/11 02:22 PM)

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#2169233 - 03/08/11 03:07 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
dirty bird Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 103
Loc: san antonio
GOOD DEAL!!
Very helpful and informative.


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#2169255 - 03/08/11 03:17 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: dirty bird]
radtexas Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 75
Loc: Tyler, TX
If interested send me a PM with your email and "Octagonal Blind" or Hexagonal Blind" or "4x6 blind with porch" in subject so I send the right set. Or just say "send all blinds". smile


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#2169458 - 03/08/11 04:50 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
coonie Offline


Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 334
request sent. what do you mean on the hexagonal a "short side long side"?


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#2169485 - 03/08/11 05:00 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: coonie]
radtexas Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 75
Loc: Tyler, TX
Originally Posted By: coonie
request sent. what do you mean on the hexagonal a "short side long side"?


Short side & long side may be easier to explain if you look at the plan view of the hexagon blind above. A (6) sided figure has a narrow side where (2) sides run parallel.



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#2174948 - 03/10/11 09:02 AM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
lmmj Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 96
Loc: Washington Tx
PM sent.


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#2177509 - 03/11/11 09:35 AM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
scattergun Offline
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 3787
Not a new idea. Several already on the market.

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#2178235 - 03/11/11 02:13 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: scattergun]
Roughneck Country Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 06/11/10
Posts: 127
I would like to build something like this for a perminent deer stand sometime, might need to modify it a bit but cabin on the bottom shooting up to and wood stove top and bottom.



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#4140801 - 03/23/13 01:37 PM Re: At it again. 6'5" octgonal blind [Re: radtexas]
tekset Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 1
Hello,

I tried to PM you, but forum says you are at your private message limit?

I am interested in building either a "Octagonal Blind" or "Hexagonal Blind", most likely the Hexagonal. I intend to put my blind on top of a stand constructed with Elevators and 4x4 pressure treated posts. Would you mind sharing your plans for these two designs?

My email is tekset [at] yahoo.com (not use the @ symbol) or maybe you can PM them to me via the forum?

Really cool designs, thank you in advanced!

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