Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TMartinez, Mike HunterC, Timmins Ranch, Buckdup, SpillingCorn
61977 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81769
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44184
BOBO the Clown 42269
BMD 40617
bill oxner 38607
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34375
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31243
facebook
Forum Stats
61977 Members
46 Forums
429829 Topics
5926216 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5890090 - 08/21/15 09:27 PM Metal blind/stand legs?
jkk Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 551
Loc: Lubbock
Anyone ever used heavy angle iron or tubing with the blind elevators for wood deer stand? Wondering how high I could go without cross bracing on a 4x6 box.
_________________________

Top
#5890207 - 08/21/15 10:49 PM Re: Metal blind/stand legs? [Re: jkk]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24848
Loc: Wise County Texas
Personally, I'd use cross bracing of some sort if it was only 30" off the ground, just for stability. Higher and I would use bracing no question.

I used 3"x3" square tubing I had on hand for my 8'x8' blind, it is 14' high. Poles are cemented in the ground and I also cross braced using some 3/4" round rod I had. I like stable and it is solid as a rock. My blind is wood, but the rest of the frame is all steel.
_________________________
Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis


Top
#5890376 - 08/22/15 08:28 AM Re: Metal blind/stand legs? [Re: jkk]
rickym Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5249
Loc: texas
I would get ahold of some used oil pipe. Make sure it's still solid and strong, I would get 3". Each joint should be roughly 31' long. After cutting in half and sinking a couple feet in the ground you should still be around 12' high. Then I would use 1" as cross braces
Or find a 32' joint cut into 8' sections and you could be about 5 1/2 off the ground

I wouldn't go above 3' without cross braces but that's just me.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
slumber party at Jason's, everyone wear your rompers. i'm having some made in urban camo

Top
#5890678 - 08/22/15 01:38 PM Re: Metal blind/stand legs? [Re: jkk]
Dalee7892 Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1614
Loc: Denton County
I have built several out of 1 1/4" angle iron up to 6 ft, will need cross bracing. On the 4x6 the base was 6 x 8 for stability. Used rebar in all four corners driven in the ground with the screw in anchor in the middle with a turn buckle attachment.
I have built 10' 4 x 4 blinds out of the same size, no problem.

Top
#5897236 - 08/26/15 12:43 PM Re: Metal blind/stand legs? [Re: jkk]
oldoak2000 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2242
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: jkk
Anyone ever used heavy angle iron or tubing with the blind elevators for wood deer stand? Wondering how high I could go without cross bracing on a 4x6 box.


Unless you use 6" or bigger well casing, anything taller than 6 or 8 feet (without cross-braces) will SWAY ;
get conditions just right (continuous med-strong winds), and the swaying could oscillate and bring the whole thing down ( google 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge ).

Having 6 or more posts (instead of 4) could help - but cross-braces are much cheaper way to eliminate swaying.

Top
#5897853 - 08/26/15 07:09 PM Re: Metal blind/stand legs? [Re: jkk]
titan2232 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3677
Loc: Conroe, TX
I recently built a 4X6 box blind with 3/4 treated plywood, 2X4 treated base, and 4X4 treated corner posts (really heavy). I only had four horizontal 2X4's around the 6' 4X4 legs with elevators installed and it was super wobbly. Ended up doing cross braces around the entire leg base and it was amazingly stout.
_________________________


Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide