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#7114679 - 03/17/18 06:58 PM Question on setting up a blind
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Richardson Tx
I have a 4x6 wood blind I am going to be setting up soon
My question is, has anyone ever used pallets to put your blind on?
I don't want it sitting directly on the ground and thought a couple of pallets might work, plus they can be found free all the time
Opinions?

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#7114718 - 03/17/18 07:39 PM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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Nothing wrong with that. The ultimate type would be the black plastic ones. After that, the oak ones, after that the spruce type. Wooden plets, I would paint with my usual red/brown metal primer, I put on everything.
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#7114926 - 03/18/18 01:09 AM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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Our ground blinds sit on 8x8x16 cinder blocks. Ours are 4x4 blinds, with a cinder block at each corner, one in the middle of each of those and another dead center on the middle of the floor. 9 blocks. New they are less than $2 each, ours were used, and bought umpteen years ago. Watch Craigslist, they come up every so often, even here in Abilene.
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#7114937 - 03/18/18 02:25 AM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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We always just set the legs on the flat concrete squares or cinder blocks. Me personally I would stay away from the pallets, lots of places snakes and critters could be hiding. I like underneath my blind to be nice and clean and grass low as possible so I can see if anything is around.

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#7114943 - 03/18/18 04:26 AM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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makes a great place for those rattle bugs
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#7114985 - 03/18/18 07:49 AM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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If the ground is flat, maybe those big rubber mats or artificial turf?
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#7115710 - 03/18/18 09:26 PM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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Run some 2x6 treated leaving a 3.5'' gap between each other the length or width of the blind then, stick a 4x4 in the gap for a leg and lag bolt it. You can cut the 4x4 to what ever length you want. I'd go at least 2' so you can spray/weedeater under it and shoot underneath in case something decides to take refuge without shooting the floor or lower wall.

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#7116954 - 03/19/18 10:18 PM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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Registered: 01/09/08
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Snakes.

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#7116972 - 03/19/18 10:39 PM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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Registered: 01/10/13
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Buy one Pressure treated 8’ 4”x4” post. 8 pressure treated 2”x4”s and a box of screws. Cut the posts down to 2’ each. Frame the posts and add some joists with other 2x4s. Leave about 1-2” below the outside frame and place joists.. You can move both separately and there is no space for snakes. The cinder blocks are good but blind can slide on top.

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#7116973 - 03/19/18 10:41 PM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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Registered: 01/10/13
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Loc: Frisco, TX
2”x6” are better for frame.

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#7122600 - 03/25/18 04:40 PM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet]
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Pavers and shingles to level. Pallets will never stay level, if at all, and will harbor vermin. Just my 2 cents.
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#7123142 - 03/26/18 08:29 AM Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
Run some 2x6 treated leaving a 3.5'' gap between each other the length or width of the blind then, stick a 4x4 in the gap for a leg and lag bolt it. You can cut the 4x4 to what ever length you want. I'd go at least 2' so you can spray/weedeater under it and shoot underneath in case something decides to take refuge without shooting the floor or lower wall.
This is exactly what we do, except we go 4 feet up and cross brace. Of course that requires stairs as well.
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