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#5642626 - 03/09/15 10:00 AM My Deer Blind
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I have 68 acres North of Tyler TX that I live on. Towards the back of my land I put up a deer feeder that has proven great at bringing in hogs. At first I just worked my way in close for a shot on them. Then I bought one of those blinds that is a ladder with a seat at the top of it. That allowed me to be in a good position before the hogs showed up, but it was uncomfortable and during deer season, too darn cold. I then bought a metal framed deer blind that was better, but it was too small for company and it was awkward getting into it because of the way the ladder was built into it.

So I got to thinking that I should make something comfortable and attractive. This is where I live and I'll have to look at it for the rest of my life. I decided on 8x8 with lots of windows and an easy to open door at the top of some easy to climb stairs. Windows are single hung, single pain aluminum units from Home Depot. Cheap, easy to install and weather tight. I insulated the ceiling with two layers of R13 fiberglass wall bats. The walls are covered in James Hardie lap siding on top and 4x8 sheets of Hardie panales on the bottom with strips of Hardie cut to look like board and batton. I tried to do a stain technique to resemble wood, but that's proven to be a failure. The pictures are a couple years old. Today it looks very faded and in need of a new coat of paint.





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#5642672 - 03/09/15 10:33 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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Sorry dude, that officially crosses over the line into "pout house" territory. Great picture. Extremely well done.
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#5642676 - 03/09/15 10:36 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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what no hot tub? grinup
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#5642677 - 03/09/15 10:36 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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cheers Dang nice blind, but some counties would want to tax it as an improvement.
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#5642700 - 03/09/15 10:52 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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Very nice!!! Looks like more than just a blind....looks like a perfect hideaway spot up

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#5644280 - 03/09/15 11:30 PM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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up impressive

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#5644437 - 03/10/15 06:37 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: BuckRage]
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Originally Posted By: BuckRage
what no hot tub? grinup


He has that at the house, no joke roflmao

Eddie, you did that in true "Walker" fashion, looks great, but wouldn't expect anything else from you bud up

Fellas, this is how Eddie is , in anything he builds, for himself and his clients. he is being modest, you should see the gazebo he build for his wedding! over the top!
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#5644565 - 03/10/15 08:31 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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Thank you Dennis. Are people into gazebo's here?

Eddie

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#5644672 - 03/10/15 09:42 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
Thank you Dennis. Are people into gazebo's here?

Eddie


You should post the "build" photos in the photo section, more will see it. Just my 2 cents
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#5644796 - 03/10/15 10:58 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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#5646853 - 03/11/15 03:33 PM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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I think that is really cool. More pictures?

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#5651414 - 03/14/15 06:22 PM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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Darn, that is better build and better stocked than my house.
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#5651498 - 03/14/15 07:48 PM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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Registered: 11/27/14
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That's amazing. Well done.

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#5652004 - 03/15/15 10:28 AM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
EddieWalker Offline
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Thank you. I'm hoping to run power and water to it this year and turn the bottom section into a half bath. The deer blind overlooks my pond and it would be really nice to have a toilet out there. Plus, once I get power run to it, I can put some outlets in the upper part and have some plug in space heaters instead of the coleman propane ones I'm currently using.

Eddie

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#5659025 - 03/19/15 03:55 PM Re: My Deer Blind [Re: EddieWalker]
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that is a very nice deer blind. good luck making it even better!

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