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Old 01-07-2017, 03:45 PM
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Looks good VT. I was going to build something similar to that off the ground this year. But may be losing the property I was going to put it on. SO will wait and see... I think my next plan is to build one that mounts onto a small trailer I have... One I can move around with the four wheeler. Mainly to use on field edges in late season.
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:51 PM
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:57 PM
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Still working on it


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Old 03-06-2017, 07:12 PM
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Finally finish it today
still have to tint the windows and insulate it.



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Old 03-25-2017, 04:01 PM
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Coming along nicely jorgex.
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Wow Jor, that came along really well! Is it finished now? Bet you can't wait to use it :-)
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:48 AM
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To those of you building those elevated box blinds, about how much do you spend in raw materials?
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I have about $150 into the tower part, and $175-$200 into the box blind.





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If I were to use all new lumber to build this blind this morning this is a ruff cost. All wood on line priced at Lowe's.com. Spring is the start of building season and is not the best time to buy lumber.


Also if you go into the stores you can many times get new lumber but has maybe a splintered edge at a very good discount, I have gotten 8 foot 2"x4"'s for 50 cents each in the fall and winter.


I did not use shingles on this blind but figure one bundle with some left over. I use roofing metal, free from a pole barn building friend and they sandwich the good Barn metal between these short sheets where the banding goes. The home owners doesn't want them so my friend gives me some for the asking.


You can cheapen the cost also, by not doing skids, also the up rights can be land scapeing 8' timbers instead of 4"x4"x8' treated.




[email protected] 4”x4”x10’ treated skids $26.14


[email protected] 4”x4”x8’ treated post $33.08 Up rights at corners


[email protected] 2”x6”x8’ $19.24 Flooring attachment frame


[email protected] 2”x8”x8’ Floor & porch $74.61 floor is 5'x5', Leaves 3' pieces to do the porch


[email protected] 2”x4”x8’ $19.68 Ripped into 2"x2" makes modular frame for walls and roof


[email protected] 1”X6”x8’ $4.74 Makes window frames


[email protected] ” OSB $85.05 Walls and roof


[email protected] bundle shingles $23.50 roof coverin


[email protected] 3/8x3” lag bolts $11.39 Fastnal, TSC sells by the pound but their web site sucks. Holds modular sections together.


1LB @ Wood screws #10 3.125” $12.18 Fastens floor and modular frame together.


OOPS Fence and Deck stain @ home depot/Lowe’s $5.00 gallon Protects OSB from weather some.


Window glass curb side pick up. Cut to fit window frames if need be.


Carpet curb side pick up. Cut to fit floor.


Al

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