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Old 01-05-2008, 07:26 PM
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I'm looking to build a couple of ladder stands for next deer season and I've been searching for plans. I found a site with plans and pictures thatreally impress me. I wanted to share it with everyone who is interested. This stand looks roomy, safe and I bet nobody steals it.

http://tristan.homelinux.net/hunting/treestands.htm



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Old 01-05-2008, 07:31 PM
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the side will catch alot of wind on windy days but other than that it looks good
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:56 PM
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put some camo netting, that you can pull back, over the front. It will cover you a little plus block some wind. Also if your going through that much to build a stand put a roof over it to.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:20 PM
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Also if your going through that much to build a stand put a roof over it to.
Agreed. Looks like a good stand, though.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:20 PM
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"Block the wind"? I'm in florida. I was thinking more along the lines of a honda generator and a 5000 btu window air conditioner.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:58 PM
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Looks good! Maybe in the places where wood meets wood put a piece or two of heavy roofing felt. Should help with the noise and last awhile.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:00 PM
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Is it all wood? If so I would change that to more metal, especially the ladder. The rats would have that thing chewed up in a couple of years on my place.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:09 PM
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You can buy a nice double stand for $100 and you can move it. Your labor and lumber costs will be much higher. The only reason i could see building one is so someone would not take it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:21 PM
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Nice Looking Stand! I would make sure all was salt treated lumber,everything screwed and bolted. Put some camo cover on front and some sort of cheap roof IF the stand turns out to be a good Deer producer.Make the paint/camo match prevailing cover - Blends In. My .02 - Good Luck
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:53 PM
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Nice stand. What my hunting buddies and I do is use a bunch of different bolt sizes, especially on the ladder, so it'd be a lot harder for people to mess with it. Can't ever be too safe with some of the people around here.
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