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Building my first blind #6770987
05/22/17 04:33 AM
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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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I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan] #6771208
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Looks good to me!

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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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Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan] #6771345
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Deerview windows are well worth the investment! up I havnt used the sliders but I love my hinged windows.


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Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan] #6771764
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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.



Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan] #6771930
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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.

Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan] #6771991
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I think you have it unde3r control. Looks good.

Re: Building my first blind [Re: Dalee7892] #6772033
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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.


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan] #6772489
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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.
Re: Building my first blind [Re: SapperTitan] #6772859
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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.


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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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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Looks good bud, going to carpet the floor? Might want an ASK kit on Hood!


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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...


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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That'll work! Deer View windows are the way to go.



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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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Almost exactly like the build I am finishing up. I built it modular so I can re-assemble on site. Question - how are planning on installing the hinged windows with the window plate extending? Those windows need all 4 surfaces flat.


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Almost exactly like the build I am finishing up. I built it modular so I can re-assemble on site. Question - how are planning on installing the hinged windows with the window plate extending? Those windows need all 4 surfaces flat.
illnpost pics afterwards it hard to explain but I got an idea.


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Almost exactly like the build I am finishing up. I built it modular so I can re-assemble on site. Question - how are planning on installing the hinged windows with the window plate extending? Those windows need all 4 surfaces flat.
illnpost pics afterwards it hard to explain but I got an idea.
Cool - can't wait to see them installed!


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Clean lines but I have to admit, 4x6 will be tight for 3 people. I'm not a big guy and most of my blinds are 6.5x8 for when both of my sons hunted with me now just the younger hunts with me the older is hunting alone. I'll post a pic of the most recent I just built 2 weeks ago as soon as I can get off the SD card.

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It's on for me and one other person at a time mostly just me and my son when I said guest I didn't mean all three of us at the same time


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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Looks like your doing a fine job.

You can sit 3 in a 4x6 without too much trouble. It helps if they like each other though. Ive hunted 2 people out of a 4x4 my whole life and as teenagers me my brother and my dad would all sit in a 4x4 together... ideal? no but it worked.


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My two sons are close in age so they need their space and I need my patience. Flip a coin on the first person to shoot between them before the hunt. Sometimes stay all day and bring a lot of junk to eat and drink.

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Got the door on along with all the hardware and put a seal all the way around the door just to make sure the bugs can't get in. Trying to decide on metal roof or shingles I think the metal or Fiberglass/plastic would be lighter and last longer


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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If its not a gable roof I would go with shingles if the winds are strong where you hunt. I have a few flat roof stands that had metal and the wind ripped it off.

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I've got some roofing you can have, I'll be in Salado next Thurs/Fri. It's two sheets that are about 15'


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