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What would you pay for a nice deer stand? #8972331 12/13/23 09:24 PM
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So I'm thinking of building some nice deer stands (8' x 6' box blinds) with my class this spring. Just the box, not the base.

Stud framed, treated wood where needed, R panel roof and siding, metal trim, Tyvek beneath the r panel, metal door. No windows, just holes. Basically, a lifetime deer stand.

Tilt up windows add $40 per window.

So my question is, what would you pay for one?

Just the cost of materials is $2,200.00. We would sell them for just the cost of materials plus a $100 consumables fee.

Any thoughts? I know it sounds like a lot for a deer stand, but all materials are up right now.

Re: What would you pay for a nice deer stand? [Re: BearkatHunter2011] #8972518 12/14/23 03:48 AM
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Just my 2cents but I wouldnt pay anything for one that big. Some like em big but it’s too difficult for one man to do any serious hunting out of. Too much movement to see and shoot in all directions.


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I agree and we as seeing more and more big blinds. I think a 4x6 is perfect for 1 or 2 people. We just got quoted around $2600 for a 4x6 fiberglass blind with sliding windows.

Re: What would you pay for a nice deer stand? [Re: BearkatHunter2011] #8972723 12/14/23 05:05 PM
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Think outside the boxblind for this build.

As small as possible, 54" sq. is perfect for one man, my wife can join be in my blind that size as well. 4' x 5' works fine for two. I always build stands with independent walls and a roof that is a cap that fits over the assembled walls. I've put these on top of towers myself plenty of times. One wall at a time, just brace the first wall to the floor that is attached to the tower. I buy windows from Deerview, hinge up so that when open they are out of the way, if they happen to blow open they will still hang shut and you have a bottom ledge to place a 4" wide shooting rest screwed under the window frame. Do this all the way around for a front and rear rest while shooting. It's easy to build one wall at a time, making the side walls narrow to fit inside the front and back walls. IMO, stands need to be portable yet rigid when assembled, don't require three buddies and a tractor to put up and are foremost a shooting platform, not a backyard building/playhouse.


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Re: What would you pay for a nice deer stand? [Re: BearkatHunter2011] #8972741 12/14/23 05:28 PM
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When I built my box blind I cut 2x4's in half (2×2). Lighter weight so one person could erect. 1/2" plywood walls, each wall independently built. No window on side at door. Used lexon for Windows. Roof was made to slide inside wall frame with 2" overhang all around used roll roofing with metal edge. Size was either 4x4 or 4x5 with inside height 6ft6in.
I could erect on the 6 ft. or the 10 ft high base by myself.

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'Don't want to be a naysayer, and I want the kids to have a great experience and have their costs of materials covered, but I don't know if you're gonna get $2,300.00 for "no windows, just holes."


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Re: What would you pay for a nice deer stand? [Re: BearkatHunter2011] #8983770 01/08/24 03:26 AM
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That’s probably to big

If you do something that well built you might do a trailer blind

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I bought a new insulated figerglass 5x8 with deer view windows from a guy in brownwood for about 2k.
dont see how you would make any money.

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For a 1 man deer blind that would be built quality and could be stood up with the help of two additional men, I would say that the cost would be around $425 in materials. I'm talking about a 4 x 4 x 6 foot high deer blind. Make the sides out of OC panel treated wood smart siding, with prime wood studs. A plywood floor put on top of 2 x 6 treated studs and sheets of tin screwed onto a plywood roof. This deer blind doesn't have lots of room BUT its easy to transport and put up onto 8 foot treated 4x4 posts. Paint it with good quality paint and it will last you 25 + years like the one I have now.

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Just my $0.02, but I would never buy a blind that does not have windows.

Re: What would you pay for a nice deer stand? [Re: BearkatHunter2011] #9028750 04/03/24 07:47 PM
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I built one about 6 years ago (for my 2nd hunting location), 4x6x7 on 10 foot legs. But floods took it down about 3 weeks after we got it set up when they opened flood gates on Richland Chambers. Took about 3 weekends to build between other honey-do jobs. I think my total cost was around $600 back then and I have recently priced materials to build again and they have almost doubled.

windows would be nice but I am extremely cold weather natured and find just having hard window covering that open when stand is in use works for me. I used to have a stand with glass/plexiglass windows that hinged up when needed that worked very well.


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If you make it too big, too heavy, and without windows I think you will have a hard time selling them unless you have a buyer for each one in advance. A possible selling point for a blind costing that kind of money perhaps could be customizing your base design to the buyers specifications. And cost of additional materials adjusted for them in advance per their custom build.

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