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#1071536 - 12/07/08 08:34 PM Home Made blinds
Cuttin Caller

Registered: 09/29/03
Posts: 29122
Loc: tn

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?

#1072449 - 12/08/08 12:55 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Cuttin Caller]
Allen Sullivan
12 Point

Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 5477
Loc: Ridgely, TN

I would like to make a couple myself. Would like to see what others have done.
#1072820 - 12/08/08 04:43 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Allen Sullivan]
4 Point

Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 322
Loc: Lewisburg, TN

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.
#1074058 - 12/09/08 09:29 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: MDM]
16 Point

Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 10670
Loc: Middle TN

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!
Rules are for people who lose fights.

#1077158 - 12/10/08 06:43 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: BMan]
14 Point

Registered: 10/31/01
Posts: 9374
Loc: Oak Ridge

Go off the pics for ideas.
I would rather be near the birds than waste my whole life trying to fly.

#1080185 - 12/12/08 09:59 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Teufelhunden]
Grizzly Johnson
Team Grizzly
16 Point

Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 15791
Loc: Tennessee

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.....
But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

#1101975 - 12/27/08 06:43 AM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
Raspy Ole Hen
16 Point

Registered: 03/10/99
Posts: 15607
Loc: tn

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.

#1108792 - 01/01/09 04:48 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: tndoe]
Woodpile Boys Neighbor
14 Point

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 9510
Loc: Cannon County Outback

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...

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day...Teach him how to fish and he will sit on a boat and drink beer all day!

#1108970 - 01/01/09 06:37 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
4 Point

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 131
Loc: AL

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.

#1108977 - 01/01/09 06:43 PM Re: Home Made blinds [Re: TRHC]
LA man
18 Point

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 20845
Loc: spencer, tn/houma, la.

great idea

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