making my own duck blind.......HELP

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making my own duck blind.......HELP

Postby texan68 » Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:18 pm

I'm looking to build a duck blind for this upcoming season. I need a blind that can hold at least four people, can stay out in the elements all season......near saltwater so I would prefer no metal, and fairly simple to build. If you have any plans, just post them up. Oh.....It can't be all that expensive.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:05 pm

is it in or near saltwater. Does the water level change with the tide daily? Is your cover tully grass?
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Postby texan68 » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:03 pm

It will definitely be near saltwater possibly in, but only the floor. Either way any metal would rust. Grass, well I'm not sure.....the spot I have been hunting in the past has no grass, no bushes nothing, just a bare shoreline facing the bay. I might be hunting a new place this year near a small freshwater river flowing into the bay.....not sure on any vegetation yet. Yes the tide does change.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:50 pm

Dude, just go get some old pallets (you can get them for free), and make a net camo thingy for the roof.......

Im a firm believer in the KISS method...

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Postby mallardman77 » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:08 pm

I dont know much about building around salt water but i'd use some pressure treated lumber if i were you, problem is it's $$EXPENSIVE$$

I can help you on a design for 4 people.For starters, we built for four guys. Our blind is 14ft long and just under 4ft wide. Plenty of space for four guys & gear(under the benches). Try and build it into any natural cover that might be around. Ya know trees, marsh grass etc. I could go on and on, so any questions....ask. :salude:
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Postby shrpshtr » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:15 pm

mallardman77 wrote:...I could go on and on, so any questions....ask. :salude:


that's probably the best way to approach this. start designing and as questions arise, post 'em up. i am sure everyone here will help where they can... :thumbsup:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:21 pm

:withstupid:

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Postby ACEBLDRS » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:28 pm

You might have to give it some sort of stilt frame if the to handle the tide. Here in the S.F. Bay the tide can change by many feet. Some places you can hunt at high tide while other times at low tide it is dry for a hundred yards.
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Postby wa.duckhunter » Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:48 am

Expanding on Alaska's pallet idea - Could you use the pallets to lay on? It would take two pallets per man to lay on, but you could prop one of them up with some 4 X 4, or even 2 X 4 wood scraps custom cut to fit the pallet. This would allow you to see incoming birds with little movement. It would also give you a low profile fitting in with the surroundings you described. Another potential benefit would be the pallets are portable you could follow the tide in and out. When the hunt is over you can pull them up into some cover and keep them hidden until your next hunt. I would also suggest some burlap to cover the top of you. Try your local hardware or feed and seed shop for throw away material. I get all the burlap I want for free from a local feed and seed shop. You might even be able to roll the burlap in the mud to help it all blend in a little better.

You could even nail on the sides of the pallets some plyboard about 1 to 2 feet high to act as a wind block if you wanted.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:23 pm

wa.duckhunter wrote:Expanding on Alaska's pallet idea - Could you use the pallets to lay on? It would take two pallets per man to lay on, but you could prop one of them up with some 4 X 4, or even 2 X 4 wood scraps custom cut to fit the pallet.


My thoughts exactly :thumbsup:
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