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Built a new blind all by myself. lol #8044966 11/10/20 02:36 PM
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First time doing it from scratch.
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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8044974 11/10/20 02:40 PM
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Good job!

It looks top-heavy though, are you going to guy wire it down to keep the wind from knocking it over?


Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8044978 11/10/20 02:42 PM
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Nicely done.

Edit: I agree with above. I'd tie it down somehow. I had a 4x6 blind about 4' off the ground that was really stabile and didnt tie it down. We had a random wind storm blow through and blew it over 2 years ago. Glad i wasn't in it when it happened.

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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: postoak] #8045008 11/10/20 03:08 PM
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Yes. That's the next step. I will definitely make the next one shorter. lol But I will definitely tie it down with cables and rebar through the legs.
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Good job!

It looks top-heavy though, are you going to guy wire it down to keep the wind from knocking it over?


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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8045112 11/10/20 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Luke
Yes. That's the next step. I will definitely make the next one shorter. lol But I will definitely tie it down with cables and rebar through the legs.
Originally Posted by postoak
Good job!

It looks top-heavy though, are you going to guy wire it down to keep the wind from knocking it over?

It looks extremely tall. Is that an optical illusion? It looks at least 7'. Im not saying anything wrong with that, just curious.


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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: freerange] #8045154 11/10/20 04:52 PM
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You're not seeing things. It is tall. I should have shortened it, but at least I can hang my stuff out of the way. lol


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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8045183 11/10/20 05:06 PM
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Similar process to how we build our stands in walls like that. We pre assemble them with 3 bolts on each corner holding them together. They are easy to transport, easy to put up and easy to take apart. We use hardi board instead of plywood etc. its much more dificult to work with, but lasts forever compared to wood blinds and wood peckers do not mess with it, that is a big thing for us.


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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8045187 11/10/20 05:09 PM
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Looks good. How are going to anchor it?

I prefab mine as well and assemble at the lease.

Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: bigjoe8565] #8045199 11/10/20 05:18 PM
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Looks good. I'd add a couple of shelves above windows for "stuff" and put sunshades over the east and west facing windows. And tie that puppy down. Ask me how I know...

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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8045232 11/10/20 05:41 PM
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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: bigjoe8565] #8045234 11/10/20 05:42 PM
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I'm going to use turnbuckles and also adding stairs and some side bracing into the ground. Also some anchors for each leg.
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Looks good. How are going to anchor it?

I prefab mine as well and assemble at the lease.


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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8045293 11/10/20 06:21 PM
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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8045536 11/10/20 08:39 PM
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Looks like a Job well done!


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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8047193 11/11/20 11:26 PM
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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8057612 11/20/20 04:22 PM
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Added a strong ladder and more supports. Stand doesn't move an inch now.
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Originally Posted by Captain Luke
Added a strong ladder and more supports. Stand doesn't move an inch now.
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Nicely done

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Good job. It works and thats what counts


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Re: Built a new blind all by myself. lol [Re: Captain Luke] #8062846 11/24/20 05:56 PM
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That looks like a good use of some used wood. I was thinking T-post driven at an angle at each corner, the dirt looks good. Many years ago I put a similar blind right on top of a mesquite tree that I chopped the top off of, and then cabled down to it. That thing hasn't moved an inch.
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