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Question on setting up a blind #7114679
03/17/18 11:58 PM
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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
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Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7114718
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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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Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7114926
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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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Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7114937
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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.

Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7114943
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makes a great place for those rattle bugs


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Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7114985
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If the ground is flat, maybe those big rubber mats or artificial turf?


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Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7115710
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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.

Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7116954
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Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7116972
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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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2”x6” are better for frame.

Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: brucet] #7122600
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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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Re: Question on setting up a blind [Re: spg] #7123142
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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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