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Old 07-07-2009, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default elevated box blind using elevator brackets. now i'm done 8-13-09


12' legs (4x4's) , 6' x 6' platform (2x6's)








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Old 07-07-2009, 02:34 AM   #2
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Great thread!!! I plan on building one of these in the very near future. The pics are really helping me out - very cool blind!



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is that the finished product or just stage 1?

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it's leveled and anchored. finishing the ladder tomorrow and then i'll start building the walls.

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the platform is 2x6's on 12" centers with 3/4" plywood with construction adhesive and screws. It's heavy and strong.

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the platform is 2x6's on 12" centers with 3/4" plywood with construction adhesive and screws. It's heavy and strong.









and you pulled it up with a obama motors vechile?
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the platform is 2x6's on 12" centers with 3/4" plywood with construction adhesive and screws. It's heavy and strong.









and you pulled it up with a obama motors vechile?


one man and one truck.
i used the 3/16" cable i bought to use for the tie downs to pull it onto it's feet with the truck.
i drilled a hole in the end of a 2 x 10 and ran the cable through it to the eye bolts in the base. i than hooked it up to my truck. this allowed the force from the cable to be diverted 10' up in the air so it lifted it instead of dragging it.
i also drove two t-posts in the ground at the end of the two legs to keep it from sliding when i pulled it up. last and most important. i tied the legs to the t-posts so when it dropped down on all fours it wouldn't continue on and tip over the other way.
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How much ya figure it's gonna cost when complete??
How did you anchor it...cables but to what for stakes?

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it's going to be expensive. over 500 for sure. i'm keeping tabs so i'll know the final bill and i'll post it up when i'm done.

i used screw in anchors that are blocked by the weeds. i used them on two sides which is what the manufacturer suggested in their instruction manual.

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Where did you get the Elevator Brackets at??



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