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Old 12-31-2005, 11:33 AM
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Well, I asked on a post a few weeks ago for treestand plans and I found some. I am lacking some money to spend on hunting so decided to make some of my own hunting accesories. I can't wait to put this up and get out bowhunting next year! It is only a few months away! Tell me what you guys think and and suggestions would be greatly welcome.

I know I haven't put any supports connecting the seat bar to the base. I have to get them yet, with a chain to attach to the tree.


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Old 12-31-2005, 11:45 AM
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Buck, I would add 1/2" plywoodgussets to the ends of the 2X4's of thefoot stand to the one's they are screwed on,with two screws on each end of the gussets. I would also add 3/4" L brackets to the seat post's and foot stand. Right now, it does'nt look to strong to support a mans weight! JMO!



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Old 12-31-2005, 12:00 PM
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Unless you have some extra wood from a project, it is CHEAPER to buy one. Lumber here in SC is outrageous.

I was going to build a box stand this year and after added up the price of the lumber, I could buy one cheaper.

Hard to say b/c I am not there, but from the pics, I wouldn't hunt out of the one you built. It looks great, don't get me wrong. I just don't think screwing wood together would hold me, then again I weigh 245lbs.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:37 PM
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I understand, I haven't got the supports nor the L brackets yet to put on the stand... I am only 170 lbs... But still I need to be safe, Rebel, what are gussets?
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I understand, I haven't got the supports nor the L brackets yet to put on the stand... I am only 170 lbs... But still I need to be safe, Rebel, what are gussets?

Astrip of 1/2"plywood the width of the floor 2X4'sscrewed to the bottom of the frame 2X4's.Two screws on top of the strip and two screws on the bottom of the strip.
I see you have two2X4's on the floor and the basefor the seat post.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:58 PM
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I'm not trying to be difficult I just really don't know, I'm young... What is its purpose?
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I'm not trying to be difficult I just really don't know, I'm young... What is its purpose?

The floor will never seperate from the frame! Is this going to be a permanate tree stand? Man, all tree stands are made of Aluminum and some are heavier than others, imagine this one?
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Old 12-31-2005, 04:29 PM
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pretty impressive. If I knew no one would steal it, I would make one.
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Looks like termite bait, why did you not use treated lumber?
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Old 12-31-2005, 05:52 PM
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Looks like termite bait, why did you not use treated lumber?

WOW! you're cruel Man!!!
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