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New Homemade Tower Deer Blind

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by bodul67, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. bodul67

    bodul67 Member

    Here's a pic of my blind that I had finished last weekend. Just in time for Deer Season to start here in Up-State NY. The bottom of the windows sit at about 14' above the ground. It's 5'W x 5'L x 6'6"H. It is lined on all sides, ceiling & floor with 1" thk black rubber insulation for sound and for keeping the blind warm with my propane space heater for those cold days. The exterior of the walls are covered with a nylon camo tarp that was attached with spray glue. I ordered this tarp from The Sportsman Guide. This will make the exterior waterproof and saves alot of time of painting the plywood. The windows are 1/4" thk plexi-glass on a drop down slide track.

    Hope this helps anyone with ideas if they wish to make their own blind.

    Good hunting to everyone this season.

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  2. Charles S

    Charles S Well-Known Member

    I am impressed. Nice stand.
  3. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    Nice. I made something similar a few years ago, but only put half-walls up all the way around.
  4. bpl

    bpl Well-Known Member

    Nice stand! I wanted to make something similar but I didn't have the time this year. Any idea of the cost?

    NOLAEMT Well-Known Member

    i just finished one, but mine's not enclosed, its 4'x8' and sitting on 16 foot 4x4s.

    Can't wait to get some use out of it.
  6. Blakk

    Blakk Active Member

    Very nice stand, kudos to you. We have a handful of similar stands on our hunting property, and have been using them for about 6-7 years now, and it's hard to imagine how we use to sit out in the open cold like we did all those years before now. I'm sure you'll enjoy that stand. Well done! ;)
  7. Roughneck08

    Roughneck08 Well-Known Member

    Nice work. Should keep you out of the wind and cold. Congrats and good luck.

    DRYHUMOR Well-Known Member

    Nice stand.

    Make sure you vent it though, propane heaters create carbon monoxide.
  9. FLAvalanche

    FLAvalanche Well-Known Member

    That's funny. You guys are trying to put heaters in your blinds and I'm trying to figure out how to air condition mine!
  10. Legionnaire

    Legionnaire Well-Known Member

    Do you wear hearing protection when shooting from a stand like that? I know the muzzle will be outside, but still ...
  11. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice job! Where is the air conditioner and satellite dish?...coffee pot?

    MYREDTAIL Well-Known Member

    Nice work what part of NYS are you in I use a pop up blind for my hunting needs works well even in the sub zero weather, Expecially if i am dressed right for the snowey weather.
  13. Back in 1993 I built a stand that is very similar to your for my father and placed it on my property. Since then we have added 3 more. Mine are all equipt with small wood stoves for heat here in Minnesota on some of those cold days. The first year I hunted was 1972 and my Dad and his family were using stands like this then. I can hardly remember what it is like out in the cold anymore. These stands are great, I can spend all day in mine and be comfortable. I even went as far as installing a homemade urinal with piping that goes down under ground to a little septic tank so to keeps any smells hidden. I would post a picture but I don't have that technology. Besides it they look very much like yours.
  14. bodul67

    bodul67 Member

    I think I spent in total about $500. This blind should last a few years.
  15. bodul67

    bodul67 Member

    If I could run a power cable long enough I would have a coffee machine & TV in there with me. LOL

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