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#1307049 - 04/28/09 07:33 PM Homemade Ladder Stands
4 Point

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 306
Loc: Savannah, TN

I've thought about making some stands to have in some diffrent spots. Anyone have any ideas or ever made any before?
#1307380 - 04/28/09 10:28 PM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: Reddirt24]
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Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6349
Loc: Nashville, TN

Here are some box ladder stands...

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#1308026 - 04/29/09 02:40 PM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: gil1]
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Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 5112
Loc: Wartburg,TN

I don't think there is anyway you could build one as cheap as you could buy one, plus, it is a much safer and maintenance free way to go with a store bought metal ladder stand. Dick's Sporting goods is a good place to buy one. You usually can google up a $15 or even $25 off coupon for Dick's as well. I have built wooden ladder stands before, by the time you purchase treated lumber and all the other stuff you need - it gets expensive. Then after first couple years, you are repairing them constantly. Also, they are very heavy to fool with as well.
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#1308581 - 04/29/09 11:05 PM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: pastorbmp]
16 Point

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 14345
Loc: Morgan Co

My uncle had one on his farm that he gave to me,he don't know where it come from,but he knew it wasn't supposed to be there.Someone took 2 15ft pressure treated 2x4's and made a ladder out of it and then just made a small platform to sit on.I'll snap a pic of it tomorrow if I remember!
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#1309010 - 04/30/09 10:36 AM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: cecil30-30]
8 Point

Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 1802
Loc: Hickman County, TN

I've made a couple from treated lumber that I salvaged from an old deck I tore down a few years ago. I put them together with galvanized deck screws and brushed on a couple of heavy coats of wood preservative after I built them. Used 4x4 posts for the ladder and 2x10's to make the platform, so they are plenty sturdy. They were not much fun to put up, though, since they weigh a ton. Needless to say, those bad boys don't get moved around!
#1310371 - 05/01/09 10:03 AM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: woodchuckc]
10 Point

Registered: 08/09/08
Posts: 3296
Loc: SouthWest TN

I hunted out of my homemade stand for a few years. It was a shipping pallet and some supports underneath it that tied to the tree, and a 2x4 ladder going up.
After 4 or 5 years, it had weathered to the point that it was an 'adventure' getting up into it, staying in it, and getting down out of it, so I chopped it down. Didn't want anyone else climbing up there and have my 'termites holding hands' stand collapse.
After that, I just went with store-bought metal stands. They were less noticeable anyway, and a LOT easier to put up! Plus, they don't rot.

#1333236 - 05/19/09 02:36 PM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: BlackBelt]
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Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 1586
Loc: E. Tenn

We have a 32 foot homemade ladderstand and a 27 foot on our lease in NC. The platforms are huge and will easily hold 2 people. The ladders are made up of the shelving material that warehouses use. Sams and costco use pretty much the same braces. Basically they are the metal poles that hold the shelving. These ladders are sturdy and need no braces. They are basically 3" by 6". They are heavy. We hauled them in with a gooseneck trailer and climbed the tree to the right height and hung a block and pulley and used a Polaris 6x6 and a honda 300 4x4 hooked up to it to pull the stand up. Great stands but I dread the day we ever have to take them down.
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#1333502 - 05/19/09 06:23 PM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: rukiddin?]
Football Hunter

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25536
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

Wait till basspro has theyre sale,got 3 15 footers last year for $150
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#1333586 - 05/19/09 07:29 PM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: Football Hunter]
4 Point

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 113
Loc: collierville,tn.

The big boys don't see lock-ons!
#1334622 - 05/20/09 02:10 PM Re: Homemade Ladder Stands [Re: sasquatch]
4 Point

Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 148
Loc: Spring Hill, TN

 Originally Posted By: sasquatch
The big boys don't see lock-ons!

lock-ons are the way to go. Just make sure you wear your safety belt!!
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