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#5920006 - 09/09/15 11:14 AM Does anyone have 4X4 blind plans?
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I need to get busy as I am running late as usual

I would like to build a 4X4 blind out of wood and set it on 8ft 2 inch pipe legs and would just like to see a set of plans so I could go pick up what I needed at one trip and take it out and build it onsite. I have a welder and can fab up the leg supports at home and put them on when the box is finished.

The last blind I built, I did a 4X6 and went way overboard with framing and siding and the darn thing weighs 800 pounds, partly because I had some 3" heavy C Channel laying around and I used it for a frame base.

I don't want go down that road again. this blind is in a remote part of the land and I have to be able to take it out on the side by side with a small trailer
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#5920174 - 09/09/15 12:30 PM Re: Does anyone have 4X4 blind plans? [Re: Sparky45]
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I built my 8'x8' and put it up by myself, 12-14' high on the stand I built. Just build the walls and nail together when you get them out in the field.

I had my frame cemented in and the 3/4" decking on and used my tractor to raise each wall, secured and raised the remaining walls, drilled holes for 3/8" bolts in each base plate and bolted them down. Tall ladder to finish off the roof after framing it out. Took me about 2 hrs to get the 4 walls up and nailed/bolted together.

I would build it strong enough to last, 4' walls should be easier to put in place, especially if you have one helper.
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#5920637 - 09/09/15 04:42 PM Re: Does anyone have 4X4 blind plans? [Re: Sparky45]
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4x4 Blind

This might work-It has all the materials listed.


Edited by QuitShootinYoungBucks (09/09/15 04:42 PM)
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#5927288 - 09/13/15 09:39 PM Re: Does anyone have 4X4 blind plans? [Re: Sparky45]
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That's pretty awesome
Thanks
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#5928209 - 09/14/15 02:13 PM Re: Does anyone have 4X4 blind plans? [Re: Sparky45]
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I just did a 4x4, instead of a 4x6, to save a couple of dollars. I'm kicking myself in the rear now for being so cheap. It's amazing the difference 8 sq ft makes!

I've never really used any l plans for 4x4 or 4x6 blinds.

Just 2x3 for each corner and another to frame the door. I use pre-primed siding for the walls, and give the roof a slight pitch. The floor and roof are always made of 3/4" exterior plywood. I've tried a lot of different approaches for windows, but have decided I like 12"x24" plexiglas best. I use storm straps to attach the corner 2x3s and let the wall sections overlap the floor so the can be screwed to the floor.
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#5928446 - 09/14/15 04:39 PM Re: Does anyone have 4X4 blind plans? [Re: nak]
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Originally Posted By: nak
I just did a 4x4, instead of a 4x6, to save a couple of dollars. I'm kicking myself in the rear now for being so cheap. It's amazing the difference 8 sq ft makes!

I've never really used any l plans for 4x4 or 4x6 blinds.

Just 2x3 for each corner and another to frame the door. I use pre-primed siding for the walls, and give the roof a slight pitch. The floor and roof are always made of 3/4" exterior plywood. I've tried a lot of different approaches for windows, but have decided I like 12"x24" plexiglas best. I use storm straps to attach the corner 2x3s and let the wall sections overlap the floor so the can be screwed to the floor.

Im not building a 4X4 to save money.
This blind has to go down and up a steep bank, maybe by hand and is in a remote corner of my land.
I want to keep the weight down and make it more portable and easy to erect
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#5953921 - 09/30/15 07:28 AM Re: Does anyone have 4X4 blind plans? [Re: Sparky45]
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well it took me a week and a half but I got one built to suit me.
I took 8 inch c purlin and made a square base and welded corner braces and reinforced the corner with plate.
then I screwed down 3/4 inch treated plywood for the floor and went up from there.
This time, I built a front and back 2x4 walls but didn't double stud the corners like I had in the past.
I used the pre primed siding at Lowes for the exterior, topped the walls off with 3/4 plywood.
Ususlly I would have just screwed the metal roof down but since I had a 4x4 plywood left over, I used it for the roof and screwed the metal roof to it.

for the front window I bought a factory made 24 X 9, slides from both sides and is weather proof
for the side windows I bought the aluminum frame that Lowes sells for making your own screens.
the channel in this screen is perfect for plexi glass to slide. A good friend gave me that tip
45 minutes after I set it up, and only had 2 cables holding it down, a storm blew in from the north with big gusty wind and it rained for 40 minutes, of that 15 minutes it rained nearly sideways.
When I went back to check it after the storm, none of the windows leaked banana




I also built the leg braces out of 1.5 inch angle and also installed some "lifting" braces that run from the back legs(the legs that are under stress when it is being raised) to the front corner of the frame.
this makes a square of the three points and takes the pressure off of the back legs where they attach to the frame while it is being raised off of the trailer.


Edited by Sparky45 (09/30/15 08:01 AM)
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