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simple deer stand/ hunting blind build



I build a simple 6×5 elevated hunting blind. Some video of the blind construction. There will be a part 2 for building stairs and some interior additions. I include my rough plan drawings in video.
****I forgot to include the 8, 2x4x12 cross braces in the material list****

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  1. SUGGESTION. ON INSIDE, I ONLY PAINT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDOWS UP IF STANDS ARE ELEVATED. DEER CAN'T SEE LOWER INSIDE OF SHAKE CAUSE IT'S IN THE AIR. ONLY REASON IS AT THE COST OF A GALLON OF PAINT…YOU'LL SAVE SOME $$$ IF YOU ARE BUILDING MORE THAN 1 BLIND. JUST SAYIN' .

  2. Good thinking with the garage door weather seal trim. What size are the smaller openings in the corners? And I was thinking before you mentioned your daughter wants a fold down shooting rest that if you hinged the windows at the bottom & put a couple hinged legs on them, they’d fold down into a decent shooting table.

  3. I put up 2 stands and put t- stakes in the ground by each leg and screwed them to the legs and it holds the stand very well but the problem I have is when the ground freezes the frozen ground pushed the stand up a little bit each year and both stands are not on the ground and then it will make the stand very wobbly and move very easy

  4. Use your ladder next time and two long ropes. Tie rope from truck to the top of the ladder laying down towards the blind laying down with second rope from ladder to top of blind. Drive truck pulling ladder and the ladder will pull the blind up. Stake the ladder legs so they don’t move. Done ✅

  5. I built one very similar to yours about 11 years ago. It's held up very well. I'm always making little improvements to it. Mine is 7' off the ground which is plenty for my situation. I concreted the legs 2' into the ground. I have a simple 2×4 ladder going up to a trap door in the floor to get into mine. I like the garage door seals for the windows. I'll probably add those to mine next summer. Thanks for the idea and good luck.

  6. I ran into the same situation with my tractor and shooting house. I was 2 feet short on height – so I built a ramp for the tractor so the lift would go to the height I wanted. Problem solved.

  7. Helpful hint , spray paint underneath of roof edge & bottom of stand blue to stop bee's and hornets from building nests ! They think it's the sky they won't build.

  8. Nice stand but it’s an overkill making it with 2×4. To anchor a stand like that I would cut a 55 gl drum put a screw anchor in it and fill with concrete. Next time you go to set up a stand put base on side rails of trailer. Put bottom legs in then top legs then put leg supports on spreading legs. Then slide stand till bottom legs are on ground. Tie rope around highest part of stand and pull up with vehicle while someone is on trailer pushing up very easy to do.

  9. In Michigan it's always raining, I wonder if you would get rain inside the blind with the windows open. Kinda hard to get a shot of a lifetime with the window closed. Why not over hang the roof some and keep it out? I can hunt any weather and never get wet.

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