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New Blind Build #9058199 06/06/24 05:59 PM
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We're planning on building our first blind this summer and wanted some pointers from the THF trust. Blind is going to be for pigs so doesn't need to be nice by any means, but wanting it to fit 4 people. What dimensions do y'all recommend? Probably want it to be sitting 2-3 feet off the ground and we plan on making it out of 2x4's and plywood with a metal roof. Based on y'alls experience, what kind of wood would y'all use for the walls/floor? What kind of budget should I expect including the windows, door etc? Appreciate the pointers because I know a couple people will bring things up I haven't thought about.

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I have 6x6 for two people, so for 4 people, I'd day 11x6 or 12x6.


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I built the last one qith 2x4's and 1/2" plywood (3/4" for the floor). I painted it with oil based paint to avoid the weight of treated. Pick a size that you don't have to make a bunch of odd cuts. Put it high enough off the ground so as not to attract critters, snakes, etc, Plus make it high enough to be able to see under it in case sometjhing is lurking in the shade. I used Deerview windows and a mobile home door unit so I could lock it. I use screws instead of nails. Nails have a tendency to back out over time. Make a couple of shelves. leave a good overhang for the roof and I put a short awning above the windows to help keep the rain out.
Caulk the seams to keep the wasps out. The mobile home door will help with that too.

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Originally Posted by jetdad
I built the last one qith 2x4's and 1/2" plywood (3/4" for the floor). I painted it with oil based paint to avoid the weight of treated. Pick a size that you don't have to make a bunch of odd cuts. Put it high enough off the ground so as not to attract critters, snakes, etc, Plus make it high enough to be able to see under it in case sometjhing is lurking in the shade. I used Deerview windows and a mobile home door unit so I could lock it. I use screws instead of nails. Nails have a tendency to back out over time. Make a couple of shelves. leave a good overhang for the roof and I put a short awning above the windows to help keep the rain out.
Caulk the seams to keep the wasps out. The mobile home door will help with that too.

Where do you buy your mobile home doors?

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You can get them online, from Deerview or a mobile home dealership. Just Google travel trailer entry door replacement. Dang, I looked and they are expensive. I think I paid $175 back when I got mine. They look to be much higher now. Go Brandon.

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Originally Posted by jetdad
You can get them online, from Deerview or a mobile home dealership. Just Google travel trailer entry door replacement. Dang, I looked and they are expensive. I think I paid $175 back when I got mine. They look to be much higher now. Go Brandon.

Yeah they are expensive... I've been doing the math and I have a feeling this blind is going to cost anywhere from $700-800. Going to try to source some of the material from FB marketplace if I can. Found some good metal roofing on there that will save me some $.


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Ive got some regular looking(used) corrugated tin sheets I would give you. Texaslefty, on here, gave to me and I never used. I go through your area with some regularity. Let me know if interested.


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Free I do appreciate it! Should be getting the 100% go ahead either today or tomorrow that we're doing this so once I do I will definitely reach out.


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I used palates to build a blind recently (free!).. 4'x8' palates were used for the floor and the front and rear walls.. and then 4'x4' palates were used to create a short side wall.. the other short wall was where we put in a door and framed everything up using 2x4's..

1/2" plywood was used for the floor and the exterior walls and to make the door (picked up a fairly large load of plywood at a local auction for next to nothing... I think I ended up paying about $25 for 6x sheets of 4'x8' 1/2" plywood.. I then used a bunch of foam interlocking mats that you can get at Harbor Freight that I had been using in an old archery target to line the floor and interior walls (blacked it all out and made things much more quiet)..

Between purchasing the plywood, some roof material, deck screws, etc.. I think I might have had $150 total invested in the blind.. I used what was left in an old 5 gallon bucket of fence stain to "paint" the exterior...

Its ugly as sin.. but the price was right.. its pretty spacious inside (2x fit super comfortably... and we could get 3 in there snugly if we wanted to and still hunt)... and its warm and will keep us out of the wind and the rain..

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The original deer blind window company will take care of your window and door needs!

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Originally Posted by TODBWC
The original deer blind window company will take care of your window and door needs!


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The original deer blind window company will take care of your window and door needs!


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Good catch, Creek.
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If you're only going to have it 2 - 3 feet off the ground, I would take the wood to the hunting site and build it on site. Make the blind 8' x 8' x 8' high utilizing all 4x8 sheets of plywood and good siding. Build it with 16" stud walls and put in a standard sized outdoor door with a thresh hold and frame. Definitely put down 1/2" plywood on the roof and put down black paper with shingles/tin. Buy some cheap windows to install.

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Originally Posted by Hunter Daddy
If you're only going to have it 2 - 3 feet off the ground, I would take the wood to the hunting site and build it on site. Make the blind 8' x 8' x 8' high utilizing all 4x8 sheets of plywood and good siding. Build it with 16" stud walls and put in a standard sized outdoor door with a thresh hold and frame. Definitely put down 1/2" plywood on the roof and put down black paper with shingles/tin. Buy some cheap windows to install.

8x8 is huge

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