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#1471839 - 08/26/09 06:26 PM I built a box stand
Buck227
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I built me a 4x4 box stand because I wanted an "all day" stand and I froze my you know off last winter. I made a 4x4 base with treated 2x6s and planked it with 2x6s. I built the upper frame with treated 2x4s. I used metal strapping to secure the 2 sections. The windows are covered with flashing to keep the elements out and to keep the critters out in the off season. Each post sits in a post spike that is hammered 36" into the ground. I also added a cable that is attached in the center and swedged on an anchor that goes 36" into the ground covered by 80 pounds of sacrete. I padded the rails with 2" foam covered with marine grade nogahyde. I am putting an old office chair in there and a little propane heater. Gonna bring a bucket and my lunch. Plan on going in at 4 and out at 6:30. It is just tall enough inside for me to stretch my legs. I have also since finished painting it and those beans are chest high when I checked last weekend.

Hope to bust bullwinkle in this stand. If not, I'll sit there comfortably and watch movies.
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#1471842 - 08/26/09 06:28 PM Re: I built a box stand [Re: Buck227]
Buck227
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another view
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#1471914 - 08/26/09 07:01 PM Re: I built a box stand [Re: Buck227]
Bertman
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cool looks good
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#1472093 - 08/26/09 08:21 PM Re: I built a box stand [Re: Buck227]
nbforrest#3
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Registered: 11/14/05
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Looks good.

Here is a small piece of advice because i built
a few just like that a few years ago.

Try to anchor it with some wire or cable to
the nearest tree to keep it stable. When it
is that narrow and tall plus a person in it
it gets unstable with a good wind.

Otherwise, good luck hunting out of it
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#1472250 - 08/26/09 09:15 PM Re: I built a box stand [Re: nbforrest#3]
Buck227
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It has 2 anchor systems. The posts sit in these post holders that are made of metal and have spikes on the end of them. They are hammered 36" into the ground and then the posts set down in them and bolted in. The second is a cable that goes to an augured eye bolt that is 36" long and has 80 lbs of concrete on top of it. The stand sits in a valley so that the straight line winds wont it it directly. It would take a tornado to knock it down.
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#1472288 - 08/26/09 09:30 PM Re: I built a box stand [Re: Buck227]
Mathews Hunter
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Very Nice!
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#1472454 - 08/26/09 11:08 PM Re: I built a box stand [Re: Mathews Hunter]
philburr
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#1472862 - 08/27/09 08:58 AM Re: I built a box stand [Re: philburr]
Tim Johnson
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Looks very nice. How much do you have tied up in it? I would like to build one similar.
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#1472865 - 08/27/09 09:00 AM Re: I built a box stand [Re: Tim Johnson]
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#1473247 - 08/27/09 01:20 PM Re: I built a box stand [Re: JohnnyBond]
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