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#4235758 - 05/06/13 08:22 AM My version of the "Ultimate Blind"
Hill Country Stalker Offline
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Registered: 07/13/12
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Loc: LaPorte, TX
The beginnings of my new deer blind

5'x 8'
2.5" square tubing and angle iron base, with 1" square tubing wall frames
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#4235765 - 05/06/13 08:25 AM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: Hill Country Stalker]
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a buddy and I are actually building two of them at the same time. One for me and one for him. so thats why there are some many side wall frames laying against the fence


Edited by Hill Country Stalker (05/06/13 08:25 AM)
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#4235872 - 05/06/13 09:05 AM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: Hill Country Stalker]
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Looking good
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#4237456 - 05/06/13 07:32 PM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: TheHunted]
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Sweet. It is nice to get them finished. What are you using fir windows, door, and exterior siding?
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#4237458 - 05/06/13 07:33 PM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: NewJeep]
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Deerview windows are very nice in a build like this.
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#4237566 - 05/06/13 07:59 PM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: NewJeep]
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That base ought to be plenty stout - looking good!

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#4241039 - 05/08/13 08:22 AM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: ckat]
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the openings on the windows are made for DeerView 11.5"x 36" sliders. All the tubing will be powder coated black when completely finished.

As for the siding, I am still undecided. I really want to use Hardi board, but that stuff is heavy and a little tougher to work with than just regular ply wood. I am still exploring options
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#4241278 - 05/08/13 09:36 AM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: Hill Country Stalker]
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To make the frame that stout and then put plywood on it seems like a waste. R panel would be my choice!

edited for spelling


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#4241445 - 05/08/13 10:36 AM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: jbrooks]
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Originally Posted By: jbrooks
To make the frame that stout and then put plywood on it seems like a waste. R panel would be my choice!


Agree...with that steel, you will have rotten plywood in a couple years and the steel will need refaced. I would do it right the first time and save the hassle later. You won't regret it long term (maybe in the short term)...hardiboard or some variant would be the best option for durability, but def get something more stout than plywood.

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#4241639 - 05/08/13 11:50 AM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: Texas buckeye]
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thats why I havent made a decision yet. One of my goals is to keep the blind somewhat easy to break down and move if need be. The base is a toad for sure but the walls i dont want to make so heavy they cant be unbolted and moved

Does anyone have example in the form of pics for what they are using for the walls?
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#4241694 - 05/08/13 12:08 PM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: Hill Country Stalker]
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We make our walls out of hardi board comes in 4x8 sheets and is great stuff.

If this is going to be a ground blind I would figure a way to build in fork spots for a pallet fork and you can move it with a tractor without taking it apart. I intend our next blind to be that way.
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#4241754 - 05/08/13 12:28 PM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: Hill Country Stalker]
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Just go with tin for sides.

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#4241983 - 05/08/13 01:59 PM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: Hill Country Stalker]
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I am going to try this on my next build.
Mossy Oak Panels
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#4245795 - 05/09/13 11:38 PM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: west-tex]
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Originally Posted By: west-tex
Just go with tin for sides.



x2

You will never have to replace it and it is much lighter than wood or hardi board. Mine are tin skinned, the oldest has been out 8 years and looks like the day I put it out except for the paint fading slightly.
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#4246081 - 05/10/13 08:09 AM Re: My version of the "Ultimate Blind" [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Registered: 07/13/12
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Loc: LaPorte, TX
Got the DeerView Sliders in the mail. One more thing I can check off the list!!!


Edited by Hill Country Stalker (05/10/13 08:11 AM)
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