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Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by invasion36, Aug 19, 2019.
Agreed. I built mine last year, and I have windows, wall to wall, except for the door.
Good looking blind.something to be proud of.
Looks good man.
Put cross members below your windows for shelves for drinks, grunt calls, other stuff.
I used a piece of 5 inch flooring and sit a sandbag on it for a rest.
I used screws for hanging backpacks on the studs in the back wall to keep them off the floor
Looks good to me.
Gotta build me one for my kids. Building a house on the new farm we recently bought either late fall or spring. Wanted to get through one deer season to see where I want the shooting house and then I can use free leftovers from the house to build it except for the posts also.
Thanks for all the ideas. I need to get busy.
All I can say to this point is I am glad I didn’t make my living as a carpenter. Would be getting a check the first of the month if that was the case. Lol. Got 2 sides done this evening with the FRP board that was given to me. Stuff is so flimsy it makes it hard to put up. Pics will follow in another day or so but almost done with it.
Almost finished. 1 more window to put in, some more painting and trimming, and then the inside. My only worries is how to waterproof the windows. As you can see, I put lexand up against inside of wall, traced it out then cut out opening 3/4” smaller. I would love suggestions if anyone has any.
I just stand on my tip toes and whizz out the window.. lol
I like your idea better.
Now if you had that tube running to a nearby mock scrape, that would be awesome.. lol
Wrap it in mylar and Make it invisible..
Just to be safe I wanted to ask a few questions.. for your safety.. did you use nails designed for joist hangers ONLY (Simpson Strong Tie makes them and they are stamped 10 on the head) and are all fasteners treated wood rated? If not they will fail in the future due to corrosion. I see nails in structural members (band joists) and they should be bolts, nails are not guaranteed safe and can fail, Simpson strong tie makes a ledger bolt for them you can add or put blocks beneath each corner and use ledger bolts. Hope this helps but looks like a great blind.. add slider windows!
The only nails used were galvanized nails and I only used them to help hold joist in place then I went back and put 2 GRK rugged fastener screws in each joist on both sides through the band boards. Then I put joist hangers in and that’s where I used nails. We used these same screws that came in a pole barn kit 30x40 so I believe they will be just fine for 6x8 blind. I don’t trust nails either. Would love to have put in all sliders but I wanted vertical windows for bow and sliders are really expensive. The lexand was free and the other window I put in was 40$. The only thing I may do is put piano style hinges on the vertical windows as the lexand is flimsy and the extra surface area of the longer hinges will stiffen it up