|Project by GunPowder||posted 07-26-2012 04:21 AM||5687 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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.