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My cheap deer blinds #8320533 07/14/21 09:51 AM
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I built 3 of these for our place in Coleman County.
Used lumber.
Used tin.
The most expensive thing was the plexiglass for the windows. I put fold down windows in them.
I figured $100 each for material.

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Re: My cheap deer blinds [Re: Texas452] #8320534 07/14/21 09:56 AM
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Nicely done👍

Re: My cheap deer blinds [Re: Texas452] #8320552 07/14/21 11:26 AM
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If you built those for $100 each, you did great!
It's not hard to spend $100 just for hardware on a blind these days.


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Those look kick azz from the pic, especially for a $ hun each up

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Re: My cheap deer blinds [Re: ILUVBIGBUCKS] #8320568 07/14/21 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
If you built those for $100 each, you did great!
It's not hard to spend $100 just for hardware on a blind these days.


Hinges don’t cost must, box of screws go a long way. Reject paint
I have some salvaged tongue and groove boards I used for the floors,takes longer but works good.
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Labor is not figured in I enjoy doing it.

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Looks great!

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Very well done! up

I've stood and looked at plexiglass in Home Depot three different times and just can't bring myself to pay that for an old blind I'm trying to renovate. (With my limited skills, "renovate" is a very loose term.)


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Look great!


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Originally Posted by Texas452
I built 3 of these for our place in Coleman County.
Used lumber.
Used tin.
The most expensive thing was the plexiglass for the windows. I put fold down windows in them.
I figured $100 each for material.

That's awesome. I built a couple in the past couple of years. I bet I've got 5-6 hundred in each one, not including labor.


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Nice blind build
Great pic of your little assistant also...She’s ready to go up

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Nothing makes for better sleeping than a tin roof.

I really like the tree limb pattern you painted on them. I have trouble drawing stick people.

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Nice blind build
Great pic of your little assistant also...She’s ready to go up


Yes she is and she loves seeing deer.

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Originally Posted by Texas452
Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
If you built those for $100 each, you did great!
It's not hard to spend $100 just for hardware on a blind these days.


Hinges don’t cost must, box of screws go a long way. Reject paint
I have some salvaged tongue and groove boards I used for the floors,takes longer but works good.
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Labor is not figured in I enjoy doing it.

Very nice!!!

You could have a nice 'cash' side business if you have a steady stream of those 'freebie materials' at hand.

Damn nice looking blinds!!!


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Great blinds! No way you could build them for that with newly purchased lumber. The prices are coming down but still WAY high.


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Yep on the farm you repurpose everything.
Nice blinds.

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Nice, very nice.

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I'd go with the term "repurposed"


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Great job there.

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Great job, at any price.


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Those do look great, good job. Really like the paint job too.

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Would love to see some more close-up pics, how'd the inside turn out?


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You did well, look good and gave you something to do. Like the paint job as well.

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