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#6195882 - 02/23/16 12:06 PM First deer stand to build and put up myself
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#6196095 - 02/23/16 03:11 PM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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I'm sure that will work. Good hunting.
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#6196102 - 02/23/16 03:16 PM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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Nice job and so much less expensive than buying one. You should be proud of all your hard work.
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#6196143 - 02/23/16 03:47 PM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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Excellent work and saved some bucks doing it!!
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#6196227 - 02/23/16 04:58 PM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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NIce work. Is there a way to keep the windows closed when you aren't there? Only reason I ask is because them dang wasps will find a way in through the crack and set up shop. If you can get a mechanism to seal the windows shut so bugs can't get in, you will be much happier come fall.

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#6196685 - 02/23/16 10:05 PM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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#6197125 - 02/24/16 10:36 AM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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Nice job! The only thing I think I would have done differently, (if it was mine) is to add longer windows. Those short windows, spaced far apart will leave big blind spots.

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#6198047 - 02/24/16 08:42 PM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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#6198325 - 02/25/16 06:24 AM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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Looks good. Good size to save on cuts too.

I would add cleats, or a face up runner under those steps though. Push one through and you will have 4 PO nails waiting for you. I have scares from that very thing.
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#6198462 - 02/25/16 08:16 AM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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Registered: 11/15/13
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Looks good, I'm sure you'll get many hours of enjoyment out of it.

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#6199913 - 02/26/16 08:01 AM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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Registered: 11/09/11
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Looks great. I'm debating on building some bow blinds for this season myself. Tired of buying popups every couple of years. Even the high $$$ doublebulls don't hold up that well. Sent 2 of those back this year for repairs.
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#6203935 - 02/29/16 12:42 PM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Light Foot

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Loc: Houston Texas
Thanks a lot. And yes there is 2 small holes in each window that has a curled piece of wire on the outside and comes inside the stand to be wrapped around a little screw. hard to explain but it keeps the windows sealed to the stand and no flapping in the wind or anything.
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#6203936 - 02/29/16 12:42 PM Re: First deer stand to build and put up myself [Re: .243 Man]
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Light Foot

Registered: 12/03/15
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Loc: Houston Texas
Thanks a lot fellas.
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