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¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". #8132052 01/16/21 11:53 PM
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So, I've hauled about 7 or 8 complete-crap blinds to the dump that came with the place. This one is different. Probably from before the previous owner had the place. It has a little, tiny trailer undercarriage underneath (I guess they trailered it into place), and it was obviously built by a real carpenter, either pro or a very good amateur. Real glass windows, with double covers over them; good commercial aluminum roof, solid rings to wire tie-downs, etc. I moved it to behind the house for consideration. Here's the bad news - I can rarely cut a board square, with a square, measuring twice, with a skillsaw. You really have to see it to believe it. I've been around some expert carpenters in my life. Believe me, it didn't rub off.

I call it "The '70s blind because of the 'furnishings' ". Here's a couple of pictures:

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So, what says mis Amigos en el THF? A: Take my time, think it through, and restore it to it's original glory, or B: ...



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Good bones, restore it.


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132132 01/17/21 01:04 AM
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Windows are way to high

Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132352 01/17/21 09:22 AM
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I’d repair it...


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132380 01/17/21 12:52 PM
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Burn it! flame


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132437 01/17/21 02:32 PM
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Restore it....it will keep you out of the bars and you will have a nice stand when you’re done...win/win clap


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132496 01/17/21 03:24 PM
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That blind is cool, restore it.


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132568 01/17/21 04:33 PM
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Restore without a doubt.

Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132581 01/17/21 04:50 PM
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But I would restore it.
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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132585 01/17/21 04:55 PM
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Well, I dont know, I guess it depends. I am really particular about every measurement on a blind but you may not be. It looks to be a pretty good shape--is it square, like 5x5? I dont like rectangular. The windows do appear to be way too high to me so I would never want to hunt that way regardless of anything else. If they were too high you could put a false bottom in it. But that would make it even heavier, and being heavy in the first place would be a drawback. And what all needs to be replaced--if you have to replace too much is it easier to start over. I do agree its kinda cool, so if youre the type to like a project then it may be fun.
Bottom line, FOR ME, every time I try to salvage something used I end up putting more time and effort into it than its worth and then it never ends up like I want(but Im particular.)


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8147287 01/28/21 10:04 PM
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'Started cleaning out the trash, carpeting, a pair of packrats, etc. and figuring out what I need. It'll be 32 years old this summer.

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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8147306 01/28/21 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
'Started cleaning out the trash, carpeting, a pair of packrats, etc. and figuring out what I need. It'll be 32 years old this summer.

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If it was built in '79, it will be 42 yoa this summer...


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8147346 01/28/21 11:02 PM
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Restore it!


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Texasteach] #8147347 01/28/21 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Texasteach
If it was built in '79, it will be 42 yoa this summer...


'Hard to see in the picture, but it's an 8, 1989.


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Oh, ok. I see it now. I go with the "restore it" crowd.


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8369225 08/30/21 08:50 PM
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Well, it only took a little over 7 months to kinda halfarse do what it woulda taken my dad, or another good carpenter friend of mine probably a day to do well, but that's me. Lots and lots of trial and error, but it's good enough to hunt out of; just needs a pest strip and rat poison added. There are some "repurposed" pieces from a couple of other blinds I've hauled to the dump, some old spray paint I had around, lots of gap-filler spray foam, of course some duct tape, a gallon of redwood stain & sealer, and some plywood crating. The door isn't near square, but it is long-leaf pine, from an ancient barn on the last place. You don't see that every day. Single piece "storm shutters" over the plexiglass (I was wrong, they're not real glass) windows, instead of the individual outer shutters. They'll have to be replaced from time to time, but they'll keep wind and rain from blowing the inner windows open. 'Couple of Amazon orders. Other crap I had laying around. But, without further ado, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you...Château Débrix!

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I decided to go with the original period furnishings. grin (That chair is amazingly comfortable. Who woulda thought?)

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I hope the original builder, be he living or dead, not be too pissed. I did what I could to keep it usable and appreciated. Tomorrow it will be placed "in the field".
up And...nothing but "store-bought" for me from here on out. bolt


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Looks like a blind for Big Bucks only! You did well.

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I like it! Good job.


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"Chateau Debrix". Where DO you get those little thingys over the a and e? Asking for a friend.......
And, yes, nice job and a useable blind with memories.


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Looking good, make sure to post pics of your kills out of it this season.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner) I decided to go with the original period furnishings. grin (That chair is amazingly comfortable. Who woulda thought?)

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Went all out with the new duct tape I see.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Went all out with the new duct tape I see.


That's a racing stripe.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Originally Posted by Hudbone
Went all out with the new duct tape I see.


That's a racing stripe.

Yall are both good, I cant keep up.


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Well done. Nothing wrong with that. She will serve you well. Keep us posted on what you put on the ground out of her!

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