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Pallet duck blind

Postby Drakenstien » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:38 am

I have an idea to build a permanent blind using 4 4x4s as leg, 2x4s just the height of the pallets set inside the the 4x4s connecting them, and laying pallets on top. Then after that use your imagination. I get the pallets for free and the 4x4s so. Has any one tried this


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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby LiquidA45 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:33 am

there was a pallet blind on a lake i hunt last year...they didn't bother to brush it in some it was just a big box...never heard a shot fired from it. seems like it would be heaver but if you can haul it up to the spot that is not a problem. I think i would use something different for the top though, imagine that thing coming apart for whatever reason and crashing down on you.
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby Drakenstien » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:12 pm

That's what I was thinking but I would not do the sides with them just the floor. The sides I would do 2x4s and chicken wire for sides. I just thought it would save time and money from building the frame for floor


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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby Drakenstien » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:21 pm

Just think of a bed frame just instead of mattress/box spring use pallets to explain it better


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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby BBK » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:09 pm

Ask around and find some old plywood someone isn't using. Pallets are a b!tch to work with.
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby t_baker » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:03 pm

I built a 16x4 blind with a 6 foot celing in it for less than 200 bucks. Floor is 4 sections of deck boards cut to 4 foot lengths. Sides and top are luan plywood framed in 1x1s. All bolted together with 1/4 inch bolts. Super sturdy and light weight. Painted it and it should last quite a few years.

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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby Black Smoke » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:02 am

Damn that is nice man! Very nice work and good luck!
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:34 pm

t_baker wrote:I built a 16x4 blind with a 6 foot celing in it for less than 200 bucks. Floor is 4 sections of deck boards cut to 4 foot lengths. Sides and top are luan plywood framed in 1x1s. All bolted together with 1/4 inch bolts. Super sturdy and light weight. Painted it and it should last quite a few years.

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It's too short :wink: .
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby BigBurk » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:41 pm

I built one a few years ago with mainly pallets. I used cattle fence posts for pilings and used a 4x8ft pallet for a floor, covered that with plywood I salvaged from a renovation, used pallets for walls, and I used a brown tarp on the inside of the blind to keep the wind down on cold days. Covered it in natural vegetation two weeks before season opener and it worked great like that for two years then it was washed away when the creek it was on flooded badly. The pilings are still there so I may have to rebuild it
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby Drakenstien » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:40 pm

BigBurk wrote:I built one a few years ago with mainly pallets. I used cattle fence posts for pilings and used a 4x8ft pallet for a floor, covered that with plywood I salvaged from a renovation, used pallets for walls, and I used a brown tarp on the inside of the blind to keep the wind down on cold days. Covered it in natural vegetation two weeks before season opener and it worked great like that for two years then it was washed away when the creek it was on flooded badly. The pilings are still there so I may have to rebuild it


That's exactly what I am thinking I got fence posts, and I also go old 1x6 for floor and maybe a seat( probably use ice chest) just thought it would cost me nothing. Was it easy to set up?


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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby Drakenstien » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:43 pm

But it dosent get cold down here so I was think chicken wire would be good enough for me


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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby olt d2 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:50 pm

I have made many blinds completely out of 4x4 pallets. I got them free from work so I couldn't bet the price. all i would have to buy was a gallon of flat brown paint ( look in the mess up area at paint shop) cheaper that way. a paint roller and a few metal tee fence posts and box of 3 inch screws. star by roller painting one side of the pallets that are to be used for the walls. next when at your chosen blind location lay down your floor pallets. Then stand your wall pallets on end snug to floor pallets with painted side out and boards running horizontal. Now drive fence post down the middle of the side pallets next to the end boards and screw them together. when it comes to grassing the blind start at the top shove vegetation in gap in horizontial boards and work down.
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby Drakenstien » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:34 pm

How many of the fence posts did you use, how deep of water could it be, and could you use them in soft soft mud.


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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:31 am

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
t_baker wrote:I built a 16x4 blind with a 6 foot celing in it for less than 200 bucks. Floor is 4 sections of deck boards cut to 4 foot lengths. Sides and top are luan plywood framed in 1x1s. All bolted together with 1/4 inch bolts. Super sturdy and light weight. Painted it and it should last quite a few years.

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It's too short :wink: .


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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:35 am

WoodyWhiffingMG wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
t_baker wrote:I built a 16x4 blind with a 6 foot celing in it for less than 200 bucks. Floor is 4 sections of deck boards cut to 4 foot lengths. Sides and top are luan plywood framed in 1x1s. All bolted together with 1/4 inch bolts. Super sturdy and light weight. Painted it and it should last quite a few years.

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It's too short :wink: .


That's what she said, huh?


Every time I whip it out :sad:
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby snc1100 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:21 pm

i was considering building one myself this season for a spot that holds alot of birds on public land. i was considering just building a low floor and making something portable to create walls and overhead cover. this spot is extremely easy to get to and hunt but is often overlooked by most so i didn't want to broadcast "hey everyone there's birds here" by building an overly recognizable blind. in 4 years of hunting this place regularly ive only come across other hunters twice but i always hear shots close by so i know the others aren't far. i felt like its not a bad way to build something quick and easy not to mention little to risk if someone finds it. good luck with your build.
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby mbhardrockr298 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:22 am

I used 6 pallets and made a blind this past week. Took about 2 hours. Mostly time stapling brush to the blind. May add a roof but for now it will do. Pictures should be attached but may be small. Work computer does not allow editing of saved photos for whatever reason.
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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby snc1100 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:57 pm

Finally finished my blind up today too. Decided not to go the pallet route. Made a base out of 2x4 4x4 and plywood. Sunk it in the mud 4 feet and built a bench on it. It's 14' long. Made a frame for the cover out of 1 inch PVC and wrapped it all in chicken wire. Brushed all the wire with native grass and she's ready to roll. ImageImageImageImageImage


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Re: Pallet duck blind

Postby walnuts4x4 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:25 am

I might have to borrow some of these great ideas.....

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