Tower Blind Plans Needed

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  1. Gwilliam

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    I have a few store bought tower blinds, but I'm really no looking to spend $500...but I will if I have to. Anyone have any experience here? I'd like to be up a good 10 feet...
     
  2. CentralKyHunter

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    These are ours... Set the post , build the steps first. The four walls and roof are all completly built at home than taken to the farm in the five peices and placed on the platform..

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  3. ddwhitetails

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    How much do you have invested in these stands if you dont mind me asking...nice looking stands...
     
  4. CentralKyHunter

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    Will have to get back with you on that... We bought discount metal at the local lumber store for about one dollar per linear foot... The post had some slight twist so we bought them discounted as well, used plexiglass for the windows and homemade the troughs they slide in....... Will get some better close up and inside pics next time I'm at the farm and ask my brother about what our cost is
     
  5. bigpuddin43

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    Ours usually run about 3-400 a piece buying all new. But much nicer and can put the windows where you want. Just keep in mind if you are going to elevate it the windows will need to be slightly lower than where it is on the ground. We build ours then set the posted and raise it up on the posts with the front end loader.
     
  6. KYBH4Life

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    Is that metal over plywood or just over studs? If just studs, dang, that would be an easy-bake oven on a warm day which we are known to get during gun season
     
  7. huntr467

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    We built 7 of these about 8 yrs ago. Pre fab in the garage and assembled in the field. We had less than $300 in the 4x4 ones and I think around $700 in the 4x8 one. We also had used metal for the roofs. They have sliding plexi glass windows that were used golf cart windshields.
    My Dad has the plans in his head so I sorry I can't supply written ones. We went with 4x4 so there would not be too much waste in materials and they work fine for one person and we have even hunted two adults out of one theres just not a lot of moving around going on.
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  8. bigpuddin43

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    We do metal over studs then add insulation. It can be hot just make sure the windows are big enough to get some air flow. I will get some pics of the Goliath hut he is building now. 8ftX8ft. Making it big enough so that the grand kids can have room to move around and gonna out a cot in it in case they want to take a nap. It will be mounted over a trailer axel so it can be pulled out in a field wherever we need it.
     
  9. bigpuddin43

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    Be careful doing wood ones in the woods. Squirrels are the heck out of the one we did ended up covering a big portion with metal to keep them from eating it all.
     
  10. huntr467

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  11. huntr467

    huntr467 12 pointer

    Yeah we have one that they have wreaked havoc on. They love t-111 even if it is painted.
    Also we found that if you go with metal roof you will need to put some Styrofoam insulation board on the ceiling to keep the condensation from dripping on you.
     
  12. CentralKyHunter

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    Metal over studs, ripped 2x4 in half for studs. Insulated with foam board and spray insulated the cracks... Temps arent bad.
     
  13. Wampuscat

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    Great stands I now have a new project. THANKS ALOT.
     
  14. DEERMD

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    I think the next time I need one I'm just going to invest in a stumb blob or redneck blind... Lifetime warranty and don't have to build more every 5-6 years.


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  15. DEERMD

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    Stump blind...


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