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Elevated and Insulated Garage Door blind shack - 6x6 and 8 feet tall

Discussion in 'Projects - building something' started by alldaysit, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    Well, I am finally getting around to building two more shacks for this year. Got a start on them this weekend.

    I am using 2" thick by 24" tall insulated garage door panels for the exterior.

    We got large oak pallets from my wife's work for free. They have oak 4x4s for lower supports and oak planks across the top. The plant purchased some heavy duty machines and they were delivered on these. They measure 8'x7.5'. The shacks will be 6x6 inside. I have been collecting doors and windows for the past year or so. I collected some trailer house windows off the side of the road for free, and I bought two very nice windows and 3 doors from the local bargain bin for about two hundred bucks.

    So far, my budget for two shacks:

    Lumber/steel was about $650 (posts, 2x4s, 4x4s, and 2x8s - all treated)
    Windows and doors: $180
    Garage door panels: $200
    Still need hinges for the doors($30), elevator brackets($160), vents ($8), garage anti-fatigue mat padding ($40) and steps($250).

    Total for two: $1600 10' off the ground with steps and railing.

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  2. swat1018

    swat1018 A good 3 year old buck

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    Where did you get the door panels? I've seen the blinds built with no lumber, other than the floor, using exclusively insulated garage door panels.
     
  3. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    I bought 21 - 20' door panels off Craigslist for $200. I thought about just doing them out of the door panels, but I was a former home builder and decided some light framing was a good idea.


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  4. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    Well, I think I will be wrapping the framing in tar paper or plastic just before I put the door panels on, for moisture control.


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  5. Bill

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    And bug control. Looking good!
     
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  6. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    Got some more work done! They are coming together.

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  7. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    Got some more work done this week!

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  8. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    Tomorrow they *may be standing in there location. Pending weather.

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  9. Bill

    Bill Administrator

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    Fancy paint.
     
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  10. BC Buck

    BC Buck Yearling... With promise

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    Cant wait to see in final position.
     
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  11. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    Ready for disassembly and transport.

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  12. JFK52

    JFK52 A good 3 year old buck

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    Nice job, I like them. I have 9 enclosed blinds and 9 open blinds on my land. As my hunting crew and myself have aged, I have seen a marked preference for the enclosed blinds. Everyone wants to be out of the elements and have room to move around without being seen by the deer.
    My only recommendation would be some type of curtains to block off the light inside the blind. Also, good luck keeping out the Japanese beetles. I have them in droves in my enclosed stands. They like to get in and stay right around the window edges.
     
  13. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    Thanks buddy. I have been feeling the same way. I used to sit all day long no matter the temperature. Now with a heater and a nice chair even when it’s below zero, it’s still a great time to go.

    I have been using a pesticide at home and will be using it on these also. Especially around the eves.

    I bought some blackout curtains and actual curtain rods. Do you guys cut holes out of them to see through?


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  14. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    One panel and a roof and they are fully loaded. All legs and cross bracing also. I’m finally starting to get excited! Been a lot of work thus far.


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  15. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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  16. Bill

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    You named them. That's pretty cool.
    I like the grapple hook too. I just know I'd ask one of them to do to much.
     
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  17. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    I did name them! I took a chance hoping it would be cool! Thanks Bill! I have a vinyl cutter so it takes no time at all, and the effect is worth the effort.

    I named them The Pipeline Stand and the Big Rock Stand.

    I’ll gets pics from the Stand in the next few weeks.

    The grapple is worth its value in a month of use. It cost me a thousand bucks to install everything myself, and a buddy reinforced my bucket top with his welder with 5” C-channel. I bolted the grapple base to the channel. I tweaked the factory top the first time using it.

    The grapple is stronger than the curl or lift function of my tractor loader.


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  18. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    First sit last night and seen two does and a 7 pointer. Really cool feeling.


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  19. JFK52

    JFK52 A good 3 year old buck

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    What a coincidence. I have a 4'x8' stand on my farm that is called "The Pipeline Stand" It sits just off a Koch brothers buried natural gas pipeline that has a 4 rod (66 feet) easement. Total area is .8 acre. This year I planted it in RR Eagle soy beans which did just great. My stand was built 25 years ago and is still going strong.
     
  20. WTNUT

    WTNUT 5 year old buck +

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    How did you get those set upright with that tractor?


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