Does anyone have some decent DIY plans for building an elevated box blind? Looking to build something that could fit 2 hunters. Prefer something with a set of stairs that would make it easy for my father and mentored youth son easy to get in and out.
Here's mine. No plans but pretty simple design. Built from 2/4's ripped in half to keep the weight down. Sides are 7/16 OSB covered with rolled roofing. Made with 6 panels in my drive, then hauled up the mountain and reassembled. Windows are plexi and fold down. Designed to "move with the tree it's bolted to so not to tear it apart.
My former hunting buddy just told me he took a Johnny on the spot and ripped it out and made a ground blind with it, It is 42x42 , he cut shooting windows in it , put in a new floor and found a swivel seat, got a small propane heater and he is good to go. He is headed up to Juniata county next Saturday..
May I suggest that for 2 people you consider a 6' X 8' or 8' X 8' structure.
My son and I built a 4' X 8' elevated 4' feet with a small porch and steps and it is too small for us. At 14 he is 6'-1 with a solid frame. The same goes for me except the frame that was once solid is not a bit softer.
For both of us to be comfortable our next build will be 8' x 8'
Acrylic used for the windows was expensive to purchase but holds up great year round. We chose to have our windows hinged and they lift up. We found that when they fold in and down there were more noise issues for us plus during the inclement weather moisture would get in easier. Our acrylic overlaps the framing and has weatherproof strips to help keep it dry inside.
We covered the entire structure with harbor freight camo tarps, which were very cheap to purchase.
Our heat source is a propane heater, lil buddy. It does a great job but remember to keep a window opened a crack or they will fog up on you in a short time.
Here are some photos of the build:
This photo was taking 2 years ago when we built the blind, our son is a much taller today.
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Last edited by Flat_Lander; 11-27-2016 at 01:54 AM.