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#6770987 - 05/21/17 11:33 PM Building my first blind
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 26309
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
So I'm a volunteer deer guide on Ft Hood this year and the area I want to hunt had an old runndown deer stand so I decided to build one. I went with 4x6 so it will be plenty big for me and my son or a guest. Built the base out of 2x4 12 on center and 3/4 inch pressure treated plywood. Walls are framed out of 2x2 to save weight and I used smart siding exterior plywood for the outside wrap. Made the front windows 28x12 and sides 24x12 and added a 1x6 as a shelf. Got the roof wrapped in flashing and will do tar paper and then shingles. Still debating on windows may build some frames with plexi or might just order deer view. Got most of it caulked gonna do the screw heads tomorrow then I can paint. Prob paint the inside black or brown to make it harder for the deer to see me. Almost feel like I overbuilt this thing for Ft Hood but I wanted it water tight and I wanted it to last. Gonna be pizzed if it gets stolen off post by someone but gonna do my best to make that a difficult job for someone. I'll post a few more pics as I get it finished up.




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#6771208 - 05/22/17 09:23 AM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 365
Loc: Hutto, TX (Williamson Co)
Looks good to me!

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#6771306 - 05/22/17 10:54 AM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
Looking good Sapper. DeerView windows are an easy choice IMO, from the water sealing and bug sealing perspectives. You've done a great job sealing everywhere else, windows are the most common entry point. I'd weatherstrip your door too.

Keep it dry and tight and it will last many years.
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#6771345 - 05/22/17 11:23 AM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 01/20/10
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Loc: Canton, Tx
Deerview windows are well worth the investment! up I havnt used the sliders but I love my hinged windows.
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#6771764 - 05/22/17 06:23 PM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 26309
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Got all the screw heads caulked today and put window/door flashing above the windows and door. Prob either paint or do the shingles tomorrow.

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#6771930 - 05/22/17 08:23 PM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: Denton County
Are you to set on ground or elevate it? If on ground set on landscape timbers, concrete blocks etc. anything to not touch ground for rotting. Anything to secure would be to keep honest people honest, nothing stops thieves.
Looks great and good luck.

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#6771991 - 05/22/17 08:54 PM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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I think you have it unde3r control. Looks good.

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#6772033 - 05/22/17 09:29 PM Re: Building my first blind [Re: Dalee7892]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 26309
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Are you to set on ground or elevate it? If on ground set on landscape timbers, concrete blocks etc. anything to not touch ground for rotting. Anything to secure would be to keep honest people honest, nothing stops thieves.
Looks great and good luck.
it will be at least 20 inches off the ground to keep moisture from accumulating around the bottom and causing rot.
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#6772489 - 05/23/17 11:18 AM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 10708
Loc: The Island Cres
I put sliding windows in mine, not opposed to DV just not this year....
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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

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#6772859 - 05/23/17 05:47 PM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 26309
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
went ahead and placed the order for the deer view windows today. They were cheaper than I had initially expected. 130 dollars for 4 custom hinged windows that will outlast the blind which I expect to last a long time.

I did paint it today I went with OD Green aka Olive Drab not quite as green as I thought it would be but oh well. I may do some came design with some brown spray paint and some darker green not sure yet. still not decided yet if I want to paint the inside or not but if I do prob just do the back wall to break up my outline and darken up the inside of the blind.
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#6772879 - 05/23/17 06:08 PM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Good choice. I suggest you at least paint the back wall dark color which will help with any movement of your sidekick. Nice build.

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#6773283 - 05/24/17 06:42 AM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Looks good bud, going to carpet the floor? Might want an ASK kit on Hood!
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#6773432 - 05/24/17 09:56 AM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: The Island Cres
That's a good deal IMO, I have about $100 in all four of mine tracks and plexiglass included. $30 more is money well spent...
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#6773443 - 05/24/17 10:06 AM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2661
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
That'll work! Deer View windows are the way to go.



By the way, I like the new sig line...
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#6773487 - 05/24/17 10:59 AM Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
Coming along nice. Might consider corner trim on all the corners, then caulk that too. Cheap insurance for another common water penetration point. If you can place her in the shade it will extend the life of your paint job. If not, she'll need a fresh coat every couple years to stay sealed.
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