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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tree stands

Looking to build a few tree stands with roofs if someone has plans, pictures, tips, what ever would help. Hunting both deep woods and edge of a field. Keep in mind I'm not a carpenter so tree stands for dummy's would be great.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 05:41 PM
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Re: Tree stands

Whatever you do be safe...all trees and limbs are not all structurally sound, nails and screws can rust and break in short periods of time. It can be very dangerous during the building process also.

Not to mention if it is not your land it is not legal.

You might want to consider a more portable stand like a loc-on, ladder or climber for the flexibility & less work.

Also deer are very good at avoiding permanent stands.

I once fell less that 10' requiring a 7" titanium plate with six screws and another 2 screws in my ankle. Wouldn't want that to happen to anyone else.

Have fun---B safe.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 11:13 AM
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Re: Tree stands

Lots of nice pre made tripod stands out here.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 04:09 PM
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Re: Tree stands

Built mine a couple years ago as a place to get in out of the rain and cold when needed. Two nice bucks have been taken from it so far. I built it in 5 panels in the driveway and hauled up the mountain and put it back together. It's designed so slide and swivel with the movement of the trees.....will tear them apart if you don't. Be careful, there are a bunch around here I would never climb up in.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Nice stand. Did you do sign it your self or get blueprints somewhere?
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 06:44 PM
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chief. looks about a 3 ft x 4 ft , what did you use for nailing the crossmembers to the trees......
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 10:04 PM
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Chris, I designed it myself after looking at lots here on Berry Mt. Ron, It's 4x7 inside...I have 2 swivel chairs in there to accommodate my kids that like to tag along.
Also...I used 1/2 inch gal lags to attach 4/4 angle pieces to each tree. The hole for the lag is a slot about 3 inches long and allows the platform to slide back and forth when the wind blows the trees. The upright posts in front have one bolt all the way through that allows the platform to rock with the wind too. The "box" is attached only to the 4x4 platform.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 08:13 AM
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Re: Tree stands

chief, is this in Perry Co.? Would like to take a look at it if possible, I am near Loysville.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 02:11 PM
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Re: Tree stands

Perry county east of Newport about 8 miles. It's all the way on top the mountain ..... about a half hour walk for these legs. Always up for giving and getting ideas.
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