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ryanaller 08-01-2006 11:04 AM

Homemade Duck Blind
I'm in the initial phase of buiding a lightweight duck blind. Below is my very rough schematic. I am planning on using 2" pvc, and only gluing the sides together. The 6 foot poles will be capable of coming off for easy transport, and if the wind changes direction.I was thinking of using fast grass on the front and provide a small area for my dog to poke his head out and retrieve when needed. For the sides and back I am debating between a good camo fabric, or some lightweight camo plastics that I may have access to.

One of my concerns is the 6 foot poles might not have enough support in the middle, and might need a brace? Any suggestions or improvements I would love to hear.

Hunter06FlKy 08-01-2006 01:42 PM

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i think the 6' poles may be a problem in the idea of support. it may be a better idea to split the legth and put another support pole from the bottom to the will add a very small amount of weight but you won't have to worry about your blind sagging or falling apart in wind.

duckhunter669 08-02-2006 09:20 PM

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Insert rebar in the poles.3/4 or 1/2 ,or puta cross fitting on the bottom and drive the rebar in the ground with about 2 feet sticking up.Then set the blind on to the post.If inserted in poles it should not add that much weight.Just a thought.

SwampTHING 08-03-2006 04:21 AM

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Assuming the width of the blind is 36"(there is no measurement indicated). I would only make the frame for theroof 18" wide but make the material used for the top 36" wide, this way it will hangsdown and can be pulled over the openning when there are incoming birds. It would also allow you too shoot behind and straight up easily.

ryanaller 08-03-2006 07:30 AM

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duckhunter669 - Are you talking about ground stakes? I was thinking I could get some rebar and bend it U shape. Then drive the U over the base of the blind to help secure it to the ground?

SwampTHING - Yeah the width will be 36" and you're absolutely right 18" would be much better. Can you think of anykind of material that would be good?

Thank you everyone...I'm looking forward to building this and seeing how well it's gonna work.

SwampTHING 08-03-2006 11:46 AM

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We dont hunt portable blinds. We do have 4 blinds that are permanent that we use(made of wood) that are on public land, they are basicly the same size as what you have. Generally we camo the outside with cedar branches and stick some bullrushes in all over.

I have 3 pieces of 1/2 steel wire that are about 5' long and are in a semi circle shape. we push the ends of these rods in to the blind at both ands and the middle,, it forms a dome shape over the blind.

We then throw a camo material over top and staple itat both ends, we then throw alittle bit of natural vegetation on the top. this way it covers the top of the blind and can be pushed forward or backwards depending on bird approach. We take the steel rods with us when we leave,, this way if someone else decides too use the blind they better bring some sort of roof with them or theyre going too have a hard time getting birds too commit. couldnt tell you how many times weve gone back the next day after a good shoot and someone else has watched us tear them up and they are in that blind next day and dont fire a shot.

this is the material we use its that die cut stuff,, this stuff is great because you can see out of it without having too lift a corner. ndexId=cat601993&navAction=push&navCount=1 &parentType=index&parentId=cat601993&i d=0005729

DUMB BASS 08-03-2006 12:00 PM

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Looks like a good idea to me. I used some of that burlap camo printed material on my boat blind, but had the wife sew a cheap black sheet on the back side. Seems to help... Good luck, I'd like to see a pic of your finished project.

waltwittman 08-05-2006 02:25 PM

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i would just add some pvc studs every 2' so that it will hold up in the wind and last longer... make sure you get some heavy duty hinges too... you'll need it if you want it to last.

80 proof 08-10-2006 06:05 PM

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Being from Yukon im guessin the fast grass is a good idea. Just get a couple of pieces and see if they stretch enoughto cover your blind, I dont think you will need anything else. If you concerned about support then try some conduit. If you are looking for a true portable blind then i wouldnt worry about a top for the blind.

speeddemon13 11-11-2007 09:07 PM

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I am thinking about making a blind similar to this one, I was just wondering how this blind turned out and if it worked good, i am thinking about using the camo burlap to make the camo around it and put velcro strap from the burlap to the pvc and just take it when I leave

mike2355 11-12-2007 06:08 PM

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i have plans for a blind i was going to make also, almost identical. Heres what i drew up. You could always add support from the middle to the top and middle to the bottom. I made a middle bar to attach the grass easier so its held on better. Im thinking of making one like this for next year

jmohan 12-11-2007 03:13 PM

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How's your blind working out? We had the same idea this summer as well. We used 1.5 pvc and made both a 2 man and a 4man blueprint. We've had pretty good results with the ducks and the weight of the unit makes it very easy to move. If you'd like to compare innovations to the idea look us up.


ryanaller 12-11-2007 03:38 PM

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The blind I made worked out pretty well. I leave it at the pond camoed up. I will probably be making a couple of more for some other ponds. I might even use your schematic as it looks to be sturdier than mine.

ryanaller 12-11-2007 03:40 PM

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MIHunter77 12-11-2007 04:03 PM

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Did you glue it and just haul it out with you to where you want to hunt?

TEmbry 12-11-2007 10:15 PM

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i made one in august, and i have to say it is roomy and would work perfect, if i would use it[:@]

cant seem to find a place to hunt with it realistically, although i will be using it for crow this winter, and any small water duck hunting i do. it works fine and i reccomend the purple primer and pvc cement, rock solid after this.

one tip, to use in corn, get a roll of that real thin mesh chicken wire, unroll it and cut panels to fit each side. fasten corn stubble to the panels and when complete roll them up to store. now it will blend in perfectly in cut corn fields, and all you have to do is fasten the panels on once in the field.

kkelly 05-20-2008 12:47 AM

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Hey guys, after doing quite a bit of research, I drew up some of my own plans. I took ideas from all over the place and put my own ideas into it. I haven't gotten a chance to put them to use as I wont be ready to build until mid August. However, I have done a lot of the research myself and found that the end product price should be around $30 for the pvc material (including primer and glue). In addition, I am planning on adding chicken wire to each side of the blind, allowing the fastening of the grass material to hold its strength and to stay attached to the blind for a longer period of time. The price for the chicken wire will be around another $30, but it is well worth it.

I found an article on this site that showed two pvc coupler options and after research, I agree with their thoughts, but I have found an option #3. The difference between option 1 and 2 is the 90 x 90 x 90 coupler. These are primarily made for sprinkler heads which universally are fabricated at 1/2". So the coupler is 1" x 1" x 1/2". But you can easily find a 1/2" to 1" male adapter that allows you to use this 1 x 1 x 1/2" setup, then placing the adapter on the 1/2" side and you are back in business with everything being 1".

Hope you all find this helpful and if you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks for all your help,


Kill 'em!

duckdog132 08-24-2009 07:11 PM

back to the top

bowhuntnsteve 09-26-2009 10:42 AM

bump for more ideas!

I just drew for a blind and I am looking to build 1 like everyone else, light weight & I have to take it down the day after the season closes. So it must be transportable for quite a walk back in then storable. Fit 3-4 guys.
Looks like might be building out of wood & carrying in sides seperately.

flagoo10 12-16-2016 08:04 AM

Is there a way to see the pictures you put up for the that blind you built out of PVC

Topgun 3006 12-17-2016 02:35 PM

Originally Posted by flagoo10 (Post 4285693)
Is there a way to see the pictures you put up for the that blind you built out of PVC

That thread you brought up was 8-10 years old and the guy you are asking that question hasn't logged onto this site since 2011, so I doubt you'll get a response from him! Welcome to the site though!

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