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#1071536 - 12/07/08 08:34 PM Home Made blinds
Cuttin Caller
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I am wanting to check in on making one to two home made blinds. I don't want to spend a lot.
I want it big enough for 2 and maybe a little heater.
I also think I want these elevated not sure how high though.

Not sure a design or what the cost would be.

Anyone got any ideas?

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#1072449 - 12/08/08 12:55 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Cuttin Caller]
Allen Sullivan
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I would like to make a couple myself. Would like to see what others have done.
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#1072820 - 12/08/08 04:43 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Allen Sullivan]
MDM
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I seen the post on here about making a blind out of wooden pallets so i picked up some for free the other day and plan on trying that this next year. i reckon ill stand them up and make a box out of them and just add a sheet of plywood to the top for a roof and then use some camo burlap or a tarp around the sides of it.
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#1074058 - 12/09/08 09:29 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: MDM]
BMan
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We've done the pallet blinds in the past, still have two of them in use and have killed deer from both.

Not the fanciest, but cheap is always good!
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#1077158 - 12/10/08 06:43 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: BMan]
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http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/hunting_articles/building_of_a_deer_blind.htm

http://www.texasdeerstands.com/
Go off the pics for ideas.

http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/photopost/data/539/medium/3119shack_plan.jpg
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#1080185 - 12/12/08 09:59 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Teufelhunden]
Grizzly Johnson
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I used a pallet once to build a blind. Used a pallet for the floor. Used 2x4's to make 4 posts (1 on each corner) and then attached heavy black plastic around the outside to block the wind. I then wrapped camo burlap around that for you know blending in purposes. I then left a gap about 12 inches from the top to shoot through. Put a piece of 3/4" plywood on top for a roof. Works best to have atleast 12" of overhang to keep blowing rain out. I then used 4x4 posts under the pallet to use for skids. Then I could pull it behind an atv to where ever I wanted to hunt. Used a camo net or natural spot to hide the atv and hunted. This made me a believer of hunting mid-day for bucks during the rut. Saw a big buck chasing a doe but never got a clear shot.... this all happened after pulling the blind to said spot and while "brushing" it in.....
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#1101975 - 12/27/08 06:43 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
tndoe
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the armeriastep doghouse is the way I prefer.
it is easy to put up, take down and move or store.
got another one for Christmas and hubby says he caught it on sale for fifty bucks.
they block the wind, will retain heat from the body, and are almost put up instantly. I use for turkey hunting also.
Just keep a bottle of scent elimination inside and spray after each hunt. It keeps the human order down to where bucks will even leave scrapes inches from the sides. I've had that happen three times since I started using the ground blinds.
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#1108792 - 01/01/09 04:48 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: tndoe]
DBLAARCHERY
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PM me I have built several shooting houses for our lease in Texas...I also have framed houses for years...I can build to your preference money or luxury which ever you prefer...PM me...I have been laid off and have time...
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#1108970 - 01/01/09 06:37 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
TRHC
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Here's a design we use on our lease. Start out with a 16' hog panel from your local co-op. Bend it in a circle and either weld it or wire it together. Use a sawz-all to cut out your window and door openings. Wrap a heavy duty tarp around the outside and secure with zip ties. Attach some kind of top (we used solid mobile home doors we bought at a salvage store for $3 a piece) and you're set. These are just the right size for two hunters sitting in full sized lawn chairs. We about 20 of these and have less than $40 in each. TRHC.






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#1108977 - 01/01/09 06:43 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: TRHC]
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great idea
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#1110657 - 01/02/09 10:38 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: LA man]
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There are some on my lease made out of pallets with plastic gas pipe over the top with carpet and then black plactic over them. They seem to work well and they have been up for years.
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#1110856 - 01/03/09 08:25 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: T-Bone Malone]
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TRHC,

That is an awesome idea. I am going to show those pics to a friend of mine, he has been looking for an inexpensive way to put up a few blinds on his property.

Very easy, great concept also

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#1111172 - 01/03/09 03:02 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: TRHC]
DBLAARCHERY
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 Originally Posted By: TRHC
Here's a design we use on our lease. Start out with a 16' hog panel from your local co-op. Bend it in a circle and either weld it or wire it together. Use a sawz-all to cut out your window and door openings. Wrap a heavy duty tarp around the outside and secure with zip ties. Attach some kind of top (we used solid mobile home doors we bought at a salvage store for $3 a piece) and you're set. These are just the right size for two hunters sitting in full sized lawn chairs. We about 20 of these and have less than $40 in each. TRHC.









Great Idea...I will see if I can't use this in Texas...These would be great if you had to move them...
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#1111522 - 01/03/09 08:02 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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CC, we have made several out of the frames that Tractor Supply gets thier metal dog kennels in. The frame works great and then we use acm for the walls and roof. It fits two people & a small heater.
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#1114753 - 01/05/09 08:38 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Outdoor Lady]
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those are great ideas
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#1117348 - 01/07/09 06:57 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: ROD]
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THRC, That is a great idea. I have a few places that those would work great in, thanks for posting them.
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#1118715 - 01/07/09 07:42 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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 Originally Posted By: DBLAARCHERY
 Originally Posted By: TRHC
Here's a design we use on our lease. Start out with a 16' hog panel from your local co-op. Bend it in a circle and either weld it or wire it together. Use a sawz-all to cut out your window and door openings. Wrap a heavy duty tarp around the outside and secure with zip ties. Attach some kind of top (we used solid mobile home doors we bought at a salvage store for $3 a piece) and you're set. These are just the right size for two hunters sitting in full sized lawn chairs. We about 20 of these and have less than $40 in each. TRHC.









Great Idea...I will see if I can't use this in Texas...These would be great if you had to move them...


I think these may work on our lease since we can't have anything permanent.
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#1166143 - 02/05/09 06:28 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: fourwheeler431]
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heres a couple!

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#1170839 - 02/09/09 05:13 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: LA man]
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trhc, how did u attach the roof?
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#1172957 - 02/10/09 05:01 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Outdoor Lady]
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor Lady
CC, we have made several out of the frames that Tractor Supply gets thier metal dog kennels in. The frame works great and then we use acm for the walls and roof. It fits two people & a small heater.

Outdoor Lady, what is ACM? I'm not familiar with that term.
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#1207827 - 03/01/09 11:04 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: tap.emtp]
TRHC
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 Originally Posted By: tap.emtp
trhc, how did u attach the roof?


Sorry, haven't looked here in a while. For securing the roofs, we just used a couple u-bolts and some big washers. TRHC.

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#1230826 - 03/11/09 06:07 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: TRHC]
cruff10
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here is our version of a tree/blind..


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#1231627 - 03/12/09 03:32 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: cruff10]
fourwheeler431
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#1231947 - 03/12/09 09:02 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: fourwheeler431]
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I'm starting to build one this weekend, but I'm going to try and make it so I can load and unload it out of the back of my pickup. I would like it to be a couple feet off the ground and hoping I can make it a lot warmer than my pop up blind due to the cold conditions here in Iowa. The wind this year during the 2 days of shotgun season was blowing so hard that the side of the blind was hitting me in the back. Hopefully I don't end up with a heavy blind inside my garage that I can't get out!
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#1238141 - 03/15/09 11:17 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: iowavf]
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