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#6384295 - 07/27/16 09:17 AM Finally getting around to building a new blind
ETXFIREMAN 1 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/10
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Loc: Canton, Tx
I bought some panels ffrom a forum member last yr but never got around to building the blind. Got the walls assembled and temporarily together to get the base dimensions. Inside dimensions are 5'-1" x 7'-1"



Got the base all welded together and windows cut out.



Next I got the walls fastened to the base and started wrapping the windows with wood so no sharp edges. Already have Deerview door& windows for it.



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No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



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#6384905 - 07/27/16 04:42 PM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
dgilbert Offline
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Looks like a good start! up

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#6385408 - 07/27/16 10:53 PM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
Nate76 Offline
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Registered: 08/16/06
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Looks good - what kind of panels are those and how weather resistant are they? Looks like it will be a nice blind.
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#6386089 - 07/28/16 03:43 PM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
ETXFIREMAN 1 Offline
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http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5947813/Re:_Insulated_Steel_Panels_for#Post5947813

Here's where I got the panels. They're aluminum on both sides with 1.75" of foam in the middle. They should last a lifetime....
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Originally Posted By: BMD
No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



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#6386617 - 07/28/16 10:41 PM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
10" window?
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#6387335 - 07/29/16 02:36 PM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
Weegs Offline
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 379
Loc: Round Rock
cheers
Looking good, keep posting pictures as the build continues!

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#6388101 - 07/30/16 08:48 AM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: Weegs]
ETXFIREMAN 1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
10" window?

Yep

Originally Posted By: Weegs
cheers
Looking good, keep posting pictures as the build continues!

Will do, I didnt get to work on it the last 2 days. Will try to get it finished this week, I'm at the fire station today...
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Originally Posted By: BMD
No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



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#6388259 - 07/30/16 12:22 PM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
Single Shot Offline
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Registered: 02/12/16
Posts: 36
Loc: Conroe, TX
Looking good!

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#6395588 - 08/05/16 08:29 AM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
ETXFIREMAN 1 Offline
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Got around to working on the blind yesterday. Finished triming out the windows inside and out and got the floor in.

Then I got the rear wall assembled with the door installed.

Then I added some 2x2 rafters to support the roof.

I put a OSB sub roof to keep the metal roof from sweating if I use a heaater. Now I just need to get the corner trim installed and paint it inside and out then I'll add the R panel roof and windows.

I have a window to go in the space to the left of the door but not sure if I want to put it in or not. Whats yall's opinion on a window in the back wall?
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Originally Posted By: BMD
No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



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#6395668 - 08/05/16 09:23 AM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
Weegs Offline
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Registered: 07/27/13
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Loc: Round Rock
You wrote, "I have a window to go in the space to the left of the door but not sure if I want to put it in or not. Whats yall's opinion on a window in the back wall?"

I like to be able to see 360'. You can always block the light with curtains or blinds but I vote for the window!

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#6397768 - 08/07/16 11:46 AM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
mooney_ag Online   content
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Registered: 07/05/05
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Loc: Aledo, Texas
Wish I would have picked some up. Se3ms like a solid plan. Looking good.

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#6398652 - 08/08/16 08:43 AM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
If I have shooting opportunities behind me a window is nice. Most of the time I like to have the back wall with no windows though to help keep from being spotted from the other side, but you can easily cover the window too.

Looks great, I really like the build!
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#6412360 - 08/17/16 11:00 AM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
ETXFIREMAN 1 Offline
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After hearing yalls opinions I decided to put the rear window in. Got all the window edges siliconed up and ready for paint and got both the front corners trimmed out.


Then I started working on the legs. Got them all laid out and cut and ready to weld up.
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Originally Posted By: BMD
No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



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#6413092 - 08/17/16 06:00 PM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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Registered: 05/04/15
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Loc: Denton County
Keep the photos coming, looks good.

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#6416379 - 08/19/16 07:55 PM Re: Finally getting around to building a new blind [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
ETXFIREMAN 1 Offline
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Got the legs welded on.






Then I put the R panel on the roof. I know it normally runs up the slope but I didn't want the run off to be dripping down my neck while I was entering or exiting the door.



Now I just need some dry weather to paint it. Still need to build a ladder or stairs and find a 5'x7' piece of carpet. I will install the Deerview windows once I get it to its final location.
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No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



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