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Author Topic: Elevated stand on a budget  (Read 662 times)

Offline russcat

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Elevated stand on a budget
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:00:29 PM »
I'm sure there have been some good ideas shared here over the years. But this is what I'm looking for; an elevated box type Blind big enough for two hunters and that won't break the bank. I've been spending a lot lately and need to save where I can on this.  I'm certainly capable of building one but weight is an issue as I won't have a lot of help setting it up. 

Any discount design ideas or knowledge of a box deal for not too much $$$?
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Re: Elevated stand on a budget
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 04:13:52 PM »
for the base, you might be able to use some scaffolding. it might be tough to find a deal on short notice though

salvage yards?

other than that, 2x6's and plywood

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Re: Elevated stand on a budget
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 11:11:54 PM »
Are you looking for a portable blind or one that is for a permanent location?  I can share how I have built some permanent stands mostly from salvaged material.
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Re: Elevated stand on a budget
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 04:32:54 PM »
PVC would also work and last forever. i don't know about the cost?
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Re: Elevated stand on a budget
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 09:35:23 AM »
Use a product called elevators for the frame. Then look around for used lumber to build the box. I have a great elevated platform I used them on.
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Re: Elevated stand on a budget
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 08:22:59 PM »
Make a platform, then make the box out of cardboard.  Paint the outside with exterior paint, and it should last for one season.  Or you could just put a doghouse blind on top of the platform.
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Re: Elevated stand on a budget
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 02:57:54 PM »
Russcat - around here it's not unusual to see ads on Craigslist looking for someone to tear down/haul away old kids playsets and privacy fences.  If you find a wooden playset made of cedar or treated lumber & it has a platform on it, use that for your stand & then a few fence panels to enclose it.  I have a stack of old weathered (but treated) fence panels out behind the pond that I've considered building some ground blinds with, haven't gotten that far down my list yet. 
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Re: Elevated stand on a budget
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 09:17:14 AM »

Are you looking for a portable blind or one that is for a permanent location?  I can share how I have built some permanent stands mostly from salvaged material.
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I would need to have the ability to move it relatively easy.
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Re: Elevated stand on a budget
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2017, 05:57:06 PM »
An elevated stand on skids would work if the base dimensions are wide enough to create the needed stability.  I've seen several elevated stands that were on skids.  They were trailered to the woods, then drug into place with a truck or tractor, then anchored down on diagonally opposite corners with small mobile home anchors (the type with the metal straps).
Copying the dimensions of the legs of factory built stands would give a idea of what would work safely as most commercial stands are engineered to eliminate issues that would bring a lawsuit if a stand tipped over.  Any thing that is built from metal can usually be duplicated with good used lumber.
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