I'm looking at ideas on how to make a 2 man hunting box blind/treestand. I want it large enough to have 2 hunters comfortablely but not break the bank with alot of extra bells and whistles. Pics would be a great help
By the time you get enough materials and hardware into it to make sure it's safe for two people, I think you could probably just snag one at Cabela's or someplace like that at a comparable cost. And you know with the TMA label on it, it's been engineered and tested to it's capacity weight and beyond.
Ready for door and windows, just bought 3 double pain windows today discounted at lumber yard for 125.00, they was ordered in wrong. Guess material price, than guess again. Stand is around 9' high base is 8x8 wide with a 5x5 box. 2 walkways on sides little under 3'. I have trated 6x6x12 in ground with sacrete around them dont go under 6x6 only kidding yourself. Floor joices are on 1' center covered with 3/4" treated plywood this helps keep the creep down. I have sturdy handrails and a bottom rail to prevent slipping and falling out. Steps are a must but you will spend 100.00 in material just for them, price the cost of a ladder once. This is my 3rd. stand getting a little better. I decided on sliding windows plex a glass on slides dont care for. Yes it will be heated in a very cold and windy place. Had some extra plywood left from a job so decided to close 3 sides of bottom and hide 4 wheeler.
I will too, my wife can get me all the reminents i need this stand which will be totaly enclosed will be good with carpet since it wont get wet. I feel thru experience putting the floor joices on 1' centers and using 2x6's help very much. Then when i install plywood floor i use plenty of licquid nail then finish with screws. When it get cold its so easy to get a creep and it will echo thru the woods. If you plan well some of these things can be over come. Thru my experience dont go cheap it will only cost little more to go first class and you can get hurt. The little things get costly i mainly use screws and lags when needed and gets expensive.
I just recently bought some more hunting ground from my cousin in Pa and was shocked with the new regs. I was hoping Pa. wouldnt get like Md. but there heading that way. This location is very rural and you would of thought i was buying property in DC. Any idiot could tell that it was hunting ground all on a hill side. I had to have for the township a sight plan, and sign off waiver that i would not build on property or pay back higher taxs since i have it and the rest of my ground in clean and green. It was mainly the aggervation of running to the township meeting and sitting thru this meeting for the supervisors to vote is was okey. A week prior to this meeting the planning commision of the township had to approve also. Funny thing i knew everyone on the planning commision and none of them really has a clue on plannning. Most of the time a planning commision would consist of some one with an engineer backgroung, etc. not in this case but they like taking my money. I dont think they liked meeting in deer season but since i was the only thing for there agenda they had to meet. Felt like i was on green acres in Hootervile. I gave them my money, smile,handshake, and thank you and was on my way.