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build or buy a treestand

Old 03-02-2004, 01:57 PM
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I think i'd rather leave the designing to the experts and the hunting to me.
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Old 03-02-2004, 03:12 PM
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I built a comfortable stand last year!

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Old 03-03-2004, 09:35 AM
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I used to try to build my stands but could never come up with anything that was really user friendly. THe last ladder stand we built took two good men to get into the field. If you want a cheap but useful stand, check out Cabela's 15 ladder stand. They sell for 50-60 bucks and are lightweight and work really well. I've got 4 of them and they don't weigh much more than a hang on stand.
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Old 03-07-2004, 07:32 PM
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i just recently built a ladder stand and im very confident it will work, but it is a hassle to move around. . . . you can build a climberstand,hang-on,or ladder stand any size u like, but they are heavy and take 2 men to put up if they are good sized ....you could just build the platform then buy just a hang on seat fo like 20 bucks outta cableas
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Old 03-10-2004, 05:48 PM
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i would probaly build my own stand cuz u can build them to ur own needs
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Old 03-12-2004, 12:09 PM
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I would probably say "buy" simply because most stands in just about each category can be had for a relatively inexpensive cost. That is unless you are mass producing them to some extent and can get alot of materials at a low price.
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Old 03-12-2004, 04:31 PM
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i dunno about that. . . some stands get kinda pricey but im ont sayin they all are. . u can easily get a good deal

homemade stand can range in anysize but do not last for ever and allways are needing reapirs into a few year of their life
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:32 PM
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we have built ladder stands out of square steel tubing that are 16 to 20 feet high depending on where we put them. it is cheaper for us to build them because we have the equipment and knowledge to do it. just makes sense we build our own stronger and they will last forever if taken care of. no tthat thin flimsy metal these are steel.
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Old 03-31-2004, 07:47 AM
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If you know how to build a good strong safe one then build one.
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:26 PM
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I've gotta agree with teamster, we make our own out of 1 inch square tubing, we can get it cheap and have the welder, chop saw, torch and drill in the shop. We made 16ft climbing sticks last fall, two eight ft sections, easily carried by one adult, all materials about $11.00, $4.00 for primer and paint, figure $10.00 an hour for my time and I had a 16ft climbing stick for $25.00, they sell something very similiar at Wally World for almost $50.00.
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