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Box Blind from re-purposed fence

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Project by GunPowder posted 07-26-2012 04:21 AM 2549 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a deer stand I built for a past client now friend… he runs a 7,000 acre cattle ranch in west Texas and asked me to build him something “solid”. So when my father-in-law said he was replacing over 100 lf. of cedar 8’-0”T. fencing I was quick to jump on the opportunity of getting some “no cost” building materials. I cut off the rotted out upper & lower portions leaving me with a solid 6’-0”T. wall section. All salvaged 4×4’s were then ripped to rough 2×4 dimension for all framing of the box. Leftover pickets were ripped to 2”W. and installed for a board & board facade to close up the vertical seams. The corrugated sheet metal was sourced from my hunting buddy’s father-in-law’s dairy farm. Built “modular”... roof, four walls & the floor… I then trucked it @ 100 miles where we built the base- 4’x8’x8’T. The box is 4’x8’x6’-6”T. (+/-) at the peak & seats three (3) adults. The brand is a nod to how advertisements used to be painted on barn roofs & the ranch owner happens to be a private pilot. All paint used was collected from my painting contractor, “boxed” and then tinted by the fine gents at HD for … free. Total out of pocket cost for what you see… something like $50.00 for fasteners, adhesives, caulk, & Lexan. Enjoy… and good hunting.





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nuttree

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 05:10 AM

I love it. Let me know if he needs anyone else to sit in it with him this winter :)

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 09:54 AM

Great work and what a beast! Should serve your hunting days well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 12:45 PM

Very interesting. Now I’m from Philadelphia, is this thing good for deer or bad ?

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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GunPowder

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 01:06 PM

@SuburbanDon-

It depends… when I harvested a buck & doe from it last season I thought it was a “good thing”... of course I’m certain they didn’t think so. :)

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 07:57 PM

Those are very popular in west Texas.

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#6 posted 07-27-2012 10:35 AM

Excellent!

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