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Metal vs Cedar Blinds #8151183 02/01/21 04:07 PM
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Looking into getting a new blind. I have had recommendations for cedar and recommendations for insulated metal. I know I could build my own, but in this case, I'm looking to purchase. What did you buy that you would buy again?

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I have both types of blinds. Huge difference in the products and price. PM me if you wish to talk.

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Thanks DrifterAT, I sent you a PM.

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I would go metal, for one reason. Woodpeckers. At least where I normally hunt, they are HELL on deer blinds. Holes = water & yellow jackets.

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Didn't think about woodpeckers. Thanks for that input.

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Ranch King Little Buck. Its a great blind for the money. IMHO

Re: Metal vs Cedar Blinds [Re: TXB4] #8153406 02/03/21 03:21 AM
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If I ever build another blind, it will be made out of 1" thick foam with 1x2 supports in the walls and roof on a plywood floor. Then covered in "poor man's fiberglass", which is Titebond glue, canvas and paint. Light enough that one person can move it, even put it on a 4 foot high stand.

We have no woodpecker problem, so that is not an issue. http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=71572

This someone elses build. http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=71572 Go all the way through page 3 to see the end result. My changes would be a hexagon shape and 1x2 instead of 2x2.


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Re: Metal vs Cedar Blinds [Re: dogcatcher] #8153499 02/03/21 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
If I ever build another blind, it will be made out of 1" thick foam with 1x2 supports in the walls and roof on a plywood floor. Then covered in "poor man's fiberglass", which is Titebond glue, canvas and paint. Light enough that one person can move it, even put it on a 4 foot high stand.

We have no woodpecker problem, so that is not an issue. http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=71572

This someone elses build. http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=71572 Go all the way through page 3 to see the end result. My changes would be a hexagon shape and 1x2 instead of 2x2.


That’s an awesome idea. Been scouring the web looking for something durable and lightweight. Thanks for sharing!


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Re: Metal vs Cedar Blinds [Re: Fltmedic] #8153513 02/03/21 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Fltmedic
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If I ever build another blind, it will be made out of 1" thick foam with 1x2 supports in the walls and roof on a plywood floor. Then covered in "poor man's fiberglass", which is Titebond glue, canvas and paint. Light enough that one person can move it, even put it on a 4 foot high stand.

We have no woodpecker problem, so that is not an issue. http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=71572

This someone elses build. http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=71572 Go all the way through page 3 to see the end result. My changes would be a hexagon shape and 1x2 instead of 2x2.


That’s an awesome idea. Been scouring the web looking for something durable and lightweight. Thanks for sharing!

Look at this guys blind
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396698

Use this to do the plan sketch up https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/geometry-plane/polygon.php

This is one that I had played with the idea of building. Not a hexagon, but modified. windows on short walls, door on the back wall.

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Re: Metal vs Cedar Blinds [Re: skinnerback] #8154682 02/03/21 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by skinnerback
I would go metal, for one reason. Woodpeckers. At least where I normally hunt, they are HELL on deer blinds. Holes = water & yellow jackets.


Never heard of that

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Woodpeckers will bang on metal too... used to have one bang his head on our back porch roof. every morning at 7:00, Woke you up.
he must have had tons of advil.


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Re: Metal vs Cedar Blinds [Re: Biscuit] #8155746 02/04/21 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Biscuit
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I would go metal, for one reason. Woodpeckers. At least where I normally hunt, they are HELL on deer blinds. Holes = water & yellow jackets.


Never heard of that


It's epidemic south of 20. Either metal or hardi board is only way to go


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I'd call Ramball.

Tell him you want a bobo special. But don't go 8x8 roflmao


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One can only imagine

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
One can only imagine


If you are going to be a bear, be a grizzly....a big deal grizzly at that.. And know some with excavator roflmao


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Re: Metal vs Cedar Blinds [Re: dogcatcher] #8156530 02/05/21 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
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If I ever build another blind, it will be made out of 1" thick foam with 1x2 supports in the walls and roof on a plywood floor. Then covered in "poor man's fiberglass", which is Titebond glue, canvas and paint. Light enough that one person can move it, even put it on a 4 foot high stand.

We have no woodpecker problem, so that is not an issue. http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=71572

This someone elses build. http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=71572 Go all the way through page 3 to see the end result. My changes would be a hexagon shape and 1x2 instead of 2x2.


That’s an awesome idea. Been scouring the web looking for something durable and lightweight. Thanks for sharing!

Look at this guys blind
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396698

Use this to do the plan sketch up https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/geometry-plane/polygon.php

This is one that I had played with the idea of building. Not a hexagon, but modified. windows on short walls, door on the back wall.

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I was looking at his build as well as the metal spool build. I think incorporating the materials with something like those designs would be great. Really liked the spool build but man that thing is heavy.


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Re: Metal vs Cedar Blinds [Re: skinnerback] #8156911 02/05/21 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by skinnerback
I would go metal, for one reason. Woodpeckers. At least where I normally hunt, they are HELL on deer blinds. Holes = water & yellow jackets.


They're pretty good wrapped in bacon, woodpeckers, not yellowjackets


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Re: Metal vs Cedar Blinds [Re: dogcatcher] #8160627 02/08/21 04:41 PM
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That calculator is pretty helpful with building your feeder pens as well (for some reason I did not remember all of my high school geometry apparently...).

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If you go with cedar or any wood, hang or install a owl decoy near the blind , maybe if it moved some woodies tend not to mess with them, then
on the other hand bluejays like to instigate fights in the birding world!.....
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