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Elevated blind

Discussion in 'Projects - building something' started by scott44, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. scott44

    scott44 5 year old buck +

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    Apr 23, 2014
    Location:
    Mid Michigan zone 5b
    I built a couple elevated platforms for the Maverick six shooter blinds, one at 4' and the other at 8'. The 4' blind is for my wife and my FIL for rifle hunting, I went with the Maverick because you can also bow hunt out of this pretty easy. The 4X4 leg brackets were made by a local dock builder and worked great. The platforms are 6'X 8' and 4' and 8' tall all treated wood.

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    I know someone will see the joists on the 8' platform and yes there will be 3 more added along with cross bracing, I wanted it a little lighter because of lack of help lifting. The 8 footer isn't put out yet.

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    In place.

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  2. H20fwler

    H20fwler 5 year old buck +

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    Location:
    NW OHIO Zone 6A
    Nice!

    I want to do something like that at about 20' one of these days.
    Your leaf turn is a couple weeks ahead of NW Ohio, very scenic. I am getting so amped up for rut!
     
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  3. John-W-WI

    John-W-WI Administrator

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    Location:
    Chippewa County, Wisconsin USDA Zone 4
    Looks great. When I built my elevated blind, I used deck boards (5/4") for the base. I wish I would have used plywood like you did. After the boards dried, there is ~1/4" of space between them. Lets lots of bugs in and cold air to boot!

    -John
     
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  4. Bill

    Bill Administrator

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    Location:
    Farm in MO
    My brother in law, who is mechanically handicapped, and only owns one bent screw driver likes to used caulk on everything.. It this case some silicone might actually work.
     
  5. John-W-WI

    John-W-WI Administrator

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    Location:
    Chippewa County, Wisconsin USDA Zone 4
    Not a bad idea. I was going to slide a piece of plywood under the blind. Caulk would be much easier.
     
  6. 144

    144 Buck Fawn

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    Jul 20, 2016
    I’m thinking about buying a couple of Maverick blinds next year as well. How do you like them?


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  7. scott44

    scott44 5 year old buck +

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    Location:
    Mid Michigan zone 5b
     
  8. scott44

    scott44 5 year old buck +

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Location:
    Mid Michigan zone 5b
    We put this blind up on 9/27 it's more of a rifle blind but can be used for both rifle and archery. I didn't figure it would bother them too bad and pics show that.

    Morning I see you're not here but I was.

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    This camera is set up a couple feet from our new blind.

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    Installed a new heater for the wife and FIL, all ready for 11/15

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  9. swat1018

    swat1018 A good 3 year old buck

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    Apr 28, 2014
    Location:
    NE MO / Central IN
    I salvaged a wooden deck with 5/4 boards and repurposed it as a blind platform. I had the same issue. I add carpet to my blind to silence movement, and it also stopped the bugs pretty well.
     

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