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Project by JCamp posted 07-27-2017 06:21 PM 584 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last fall I built a 6×6 base eight foot high an put my ground blind on it. I knew it was more of a quick fix than a permanent solution but I wanted someplace I could get out of the rain and still see everything around me
A few weeks go I went out to my hunting property to do some prep work for a food plot and seen the little blind and realized that if I wanted to build one I’d better get on it since season is fast approaching and I wanted to allow some time for it to calm back down.
This past spring I had tore apart and old deck and saved all the old lumber from it. It had 2×4 treated joists and roughcut floor boards. So with all that lumber I went to work on figuring out the easiest way for one guy to build it all. I came up with just a simple treated frame and sided with the roughcut. I built the frame, then put on the boards and then built the roof (8ftx9ft) on the ground I then moved the roof the ten yards front the assembly area to the blind and stood it against the wall.
Now this next part is kind of a blur but somehow I pulled the beast of a roof up and over the front of the blind (15ft from the top of the blind to the ground) and tilted it enough to where it “fell” into place on the roof. It sounds simple but with me working alone it took over an hour just to get it in place I then used plenty of screws to attach it to the blind itself.
It took me probably 4 hours to do the walls and 2 hours to do the roof. It was a tough job going solo but hopefully it’ll b worth it this fall an I can fill the freezers

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-28-2017 02:51 AM

all you need is a swivel seat and heater buddy …GREAT JOB GOOD LUCK TO YOU :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 05:53 AM

That’s looking pretty darn nice. I wish I could hunt like that where I live. Out here it’s long range walking and long range shooting.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 07-28-2017 05:25 PM

That’s a very nice deer blind.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 07-28-2017 06:21 PM

a tree fort for adults!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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NormG

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#5 posted 07-29-2017 07:04 PM

Looks great and will be very useful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 07-30-2017 10:47 AM

Do the deer get in it much? LOL Nice job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 07-30-2017 12:48 PM



Do the deer get in it much? LOL Nice job man.

- hunter71

LMAO @ hunter :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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JCamp

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#8 posted 07-31-2017 04:34 PM

Thanks for the comments fellas.
My new food plot will start less than 5yards from the window and the other side will have minerals and corn.
Hunter71 – I’ve not caught any deer in it yet but id be perfectly fine with finding a nice buck in there a sleep. lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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