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#6520241 - 10/31/16 03:56 PM Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy)
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Registered: 10/09/07
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There are some pics of the first part of the process on Blind Floor Questions, but here is the completed project and my feeder setup. A few pics of my little hunter who will be joining me very soon when she's old enough too! I still have a few creature comforts to add such as cup holders, shelves, heater, and more.

My favorite part of my build? Figuring out a way to include a charging station(s) in the blind for phones and tablets







You can see the solar charger for the battery back here...






My charging stations setup to the battery, changed out the connector to an alligator clip later as a "kill switch" for the LED lights in the USB connections so they won't run down the battery while we aren't there.


View from one of the seats...


She climbed up and down all day with no problem.


She loved her new "house" to play in, helped me as much as she could.


Edited by NateDogg (10/31/16 03:58 PM)
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#6520423 - 10/31/16 05:38 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Might think about a hand rail on it, hate to hear about any injuries after or before dark. 911 is along way off.
Looks good.

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#6520453 - 10/31/16 05:59 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Very well done. Enjoy your hunting season.
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#6520637 - 10/31/16 07:37 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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We mature folks have done better with steps instead of ladders. Rails are also handy for carrying things or a backpack and gun. We bought some stairs for a couple blinds that had rails and made some with rails for some shorter blinds.

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#6520984 - 10/31/16 10:22 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Looks like she's ready now. Nice blind.
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#6521016 - 10/31/16 10:44 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Looks great!!

X2 on the handrails cheers
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#6521299 - 11/01/16 08:52 AM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Loc: Forney, TX
I will probably add rails later, just ran out of time as I built this pretty quickly. Next year I plan on adding steps instead of the ladder, and deerview windows to replace my homemade attempt at windows.

Any suggestions for creature comforts? My list now includes:
1. a few shelves
2. cup holders
3. propane heater
4. insulation
5. carpet on the walls or some kind of sound deadening
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#6521919 - 11/01/16 02:30 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Unless the inside of the stand remains completely dry, I'd avoid carpet. It'll mildew and give you all sorts of sinus issues in the stand. No bueno, Amigo.
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#6522107 - 11/01/16 04:29 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: LandPirate]
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Unless the inside of the stand remains completely dry, I'd avoid carpet. It'll mildew and give you all sorts of sinus issues in the stand. No bueno, Amigo.


Yep .... forget anything that can hold moisture and also provide building materials for insects. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get some "Foamular" insulation board. Then seal the corners and other drafty holes with expanding foam.
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#6522829 - 11/01/16 10:31 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Nice.

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#6523299 - 11/02/16 09:27 AM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: Creedmoor]
NateDogg Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Unless the inside of the stand remains completely dry, I'd avoid carpet. It'll mildew and give you all sorts of sinus issues in the stand. No bueno, Amigo.


Yep .... forget anything that can hold moisture and also provide building materials for insects. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get some "Foamular" insulation board. Then seal the corners and other drafty holes with expanding foam.


I've already used expanding foam to seal it pretty good. I'll go back and cut it to fit the foam board in later and reseal again as necessary. It does stay dry as far as I can tell, waiting on the first good rain to find out if I need to fix anything.
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#6523302 - 11/02/16 09:29 AM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Nice build. Wire it down or the wind will blow it over.
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#6523378 - 11/02/16 10:12 AM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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I don't see anything wrong with the windows you built, might use some thin foam tape between the frame of window and blind (keep bugs and moisture out). Spend the money for sliders only get half a window.

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#6523799 - 11/02/16 02:12 PM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: NateDogg]
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Looks like Little Miss is already ready to go with you. I'm interested to see how those usb chargers work off that battery. Pretty slick idea and may have to do that. I hardly get any service at both of my stands, so it's constantly searching for signal and draining the battery down.

Only thing I can see is a railing like posted above, but you've already discussed that. If you're putting in shelves, no need for cup holders.

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#6525501 - 11/03/16 11:21 AM Re: Finished the Blind (Pic Heavy) [Re: Dalee7892]
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Loc: Forney, TX
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
I don't see anything wrong with the windows you built, might use some thin foam tape between the frame of window and blind (keep bugs and moisture out). Spend the money for sliders only get half a window.



Hopefully this shows it well enough, I used window seal gasket (1/4") to try and seal the windows. I then used the hooks you see in the picture to pull them snugly against the gasket and lock in place for wind etc.

One of the guys is going today to the lease to start getting ready, he's checking the blind for any leaks while it's raining out there now.


Edited by NateDogg (11/03/16 11:23 AM)
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