.. I think I'm gonna do it.
I picked out a good spot for a stand on my place. It's the one place that never had a stand built or put up (there are 50 other spots with stands). Anyhow, I'm getting to the point where any fall while climbing, probably would just about do me in, though I'm still in fair shape for my age I THINK. I came out of a 17' fall from a Cherry Tree while climbing, when I was 22 yrs old, pretty much just banged up a good bit. I kept hunting that day. That won't happen nowadays.
So, back to the spot I picked out. There's an Oak Plateau that splits 2 shallow hollows. If I can get up just about 8' off the ground, I can have a nice view into each of these hollows. I'm thinking of building a simple 6X6 frame 8' high, and lay a sheet of wulmanized plywood on it. THEN, and here's the goofy part, stick a 5x5 ground blind on it, and cinch it down to eyelets attached to the frame. That seems to be a quick way to get an enclosed blind (read a roof), economically, and without having to build half a house from lumber, in a tree.
Anybody ever do such a thing ? LOL