Building a deer blind

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  1. Adam

    Adam New Member

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    Indeed. I'm contemplating on going with a 8x5 to save some money. I really dont want to go over 750.
     
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    I Consider checking local Craig's list type listings for used brick scaffold.It's modular solid and portable.
     
  3. Jeff H

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    All very good suggestion above. At the risk of repeating some of the above comments my top four things to consider:
    1. 5x6 minimum.
    2. roof needs to overhang windows. Think sun and rain.
    3. mice are going to have a field day with insulation. Mouse heaven.
    4. Spend your money on a good door and good windows. Money well spent.
     
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    All good ideas. I’ve also sat in some too big. You can’t see all the way around in some locations. I find myself moving around just to see. The bigger stands are awesome for a person on each side but terrible by yourself. 5x5 is a good middle area. It doesn’t work out so well with standard cuts of wood and does have waste but works good imo.
     
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    I have a 5x6 and if I sit in the center I have great vision of the area and am able to draw my bow without hitting any walls. It also hunts two very comfortably. I did however not cut out my windows until I had it placed in the woods so I had them covering exactly the areas I needed them to and at the right height.
     

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