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Forum topic by devann posted 02-10-2016 07:27 AM 515 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2016 07:27 AM

I’m guessing there are some hunters on this site. But then again I’ve never seen a hunting blind posted in the projects section, I’ve seen about everything else made of wood. I didn’t want to post this in the project section. I thought maybe I could get a look at how other LJs go about building hunting blinds. So if you have any pictures feel free to post.

The blind pictured here belongs to a friend. It is the blind he shot his first deer out of. But at the time it looked nothing like the one pictured. It was a single seat 1”angle iron metal frame. It had no roof, no floor, sat on the ground with scraps of plywood leaning against it. Well my buddy got married. So now he needed a two seater.

Pictured is what I concocted. First the frame was expanded and a second seat added. A sign company messed up and got the phone number wrong giving us an opportunity for a good grade of plywood. I used some 2×6 fascia board to frame the windows. The windows are made from a sheet of polycarbonate. The front windows are hinged, framed out of wall angle commonly used for acoustic ceiling construction.

The side windows are sliding panels, the grooves are dados cut into the 2×6. The back windows are fixed. It has store bought seats, & a couple shelves on the inside. The pictures pretty much tell the rest of it.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with


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#1 posted 02-10-2016 09:58 AM

That looks good. Me and a buddy was talking a couple of days ago about building a couple with wood stoves in them. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 02-10-2016 11:31 AM

Nice blind.. I’ve used those pop up camo blinds a few times.. I like them because I can move them around fast and easy… I don’t last long sitting there, so I usually go put the sneak on the game….. I’m getting a little long in the tooth now, so I’ve been thinking of putting in a blind on the place like the one you have with a stove in it…LOL…Bob

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#3 posted 02-10-2016 01:27 PM

Thanks guys, I’d be interested in seeing pictures of your blinds when you get them done. A stove in a blind? around here we call that a dwelling, ;^) I did want to add some sheet insulation to this one. The fellow I built it for has a stack of it, but didn’t think it was needed. I know people that use their blinds years around. They like to just go sit in them and observe what’s going on.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 02-10-2016 10:39 PM

I won’t even know where to put a blind like that in my country. I know it sure wouldn’t work for goose hunting up here in the snow. Tell me have you made that thing snake proof? I’ve heard stories about those Texas ‘Rattlers! I don’t get along well with snakes. That’s a fine looking job.

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#5 posted 02-11-2016 12:58 AM

A popular blind around here looks just like a round bale of grass hay with a slit to see/shoot out of.

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#6 posted 02-13-2016 04:35 PM

Thanks Bob. I’ve foamed every hole to keep out the wind and wasp. Even did the edges of the R panel roof for wasp. I even installed a threshold at the door to keep out unwanted guest. I don’t believe any snakes will be able to find their way inside the blind. Can’t say the same for scorpions. they can crawl between two bricks laying flat on top of on another.

Andy, I don’t believe I’ve seen those kind of blinds yet. Then again you know how we see lots of round bales being moved around this part of the country. Might have seen one and didn’t know it. If you have a picture Andy, please post it. I’d like to see one.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 02-13-2016 10:07 PM

Darrell, They are on Tulsa CL all the time. Next time I see one, I’ll send you the link.

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