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Hey guys, I'm thinking about adding some blinds and stands to the property I hunt. I want to make some box blinds on the ground. Does anyone have any experience with this? I'm thinking about getting some plywood, 2x4's, and screws and just playing around with it. It doesn't necessarily have to have a floor or be real pretty, just have a few windows and be cheap cost of materials.
 

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My :02: I`ve got a place real close to me that throws out an unlimited supply of pallets. If you have more time than $, like I do, you can do a lot with them and it doesn`t cost anything.
 

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If you are going to build a box blind I would definitely put a floor of some kind in it. Pallets would be okay. Or use two landscape timbers with a piece of plywood across for a floor, build up from there, the advantage would be that you could then pull it around if you needed it in a different spot.
 

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When I first bought my place I went to my local lumber yard and they gave me "free" a few used wooden pallets. I took 4 of them and wired them together standing on end with baling wire but left one corner free to swing out so I could slip in. I used a 5 gallon bucket with a "hot seat" cushion to sit on. The height of the sides of the pallets are just right for resting your rifle on for that shot at that 30 pointer. If you can find the pallets with one side that has the planks close together it will cut down on the wind from entering your stand plus helps a bit to contain your scent. They should last for years to come and only cost you your time and effort to set up.

By using this idea you can move them around to different locations easily. If you find one location better than others you can build a raised blind which is even better.
 

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farm auctions will be going strong now that most of harvest is over..seems like almost everyone I have been to have piles of lumber and usually can get it for pretty cheap
 

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check with a moving company, they have 4'x4'x8' crates plywood sides theyuse to store and move household goods. if they get something spilled or too dirty they sell them. i bought some for $10. really cheap for 5 full sheats of plywood.
 

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I've got several homemade box stands that I use for rifle season. I ripped 2x4's down and built the frame outta those and used plywood for the walls and roof. No floor needed. Be sure to make the roof a bit bigger than the box so rain don't drip inside and make the front of the roof higher than the back so water doesn't stand on it. Also...if ya use deck screws to put it together it'll stay together better when ya decide to move it. Some of mine have taken a beating because I like em on timbered ridges and if I can't get a truck where I want one I roll it there by hand. They hold up just fine.
 

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Thanks for all the help guys. Now that you say, I will put floors in em. I want to be able to bow hunt out of these too, though, so the pallet idea I'm not sure how to make work yet. I will go check out some moving companies and try to find cheap plywood. 2x4's I'll use for the frame come cheap as it is. And the 4'x4'x8' crates sounds perfect, which company had those?
 

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yeppers, walmart has there stuff on clearance. even muzzleloaders and everything for them is clearenced priced:confused: popup blinds are 60, 17' ladder stands are 70 (i paid 100 for the same one a month ago), hang on stands were 50.

another option for cheap ground blinds are hog panels. get some t-posts to attach the panel to. use one for a roof, (bent in an "n" shape, and you can cut one to cover the front and back. they brush in really good, and you can get a canvas tarp from an army surplus store to use as a roof..theyre cheap as well.:cheers:
 

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Square bails work great. Put a tarp on top and that will make it darker inside and harder for the deer to see you and they cover up your scent amazing. A guy said that he had a doe feeding on the bails right downwind of him and never caught his scent.

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Marble/tile and granite shops get their tile shipped in boxes already built on pallets,sturdy with a metal strap around them.Bet you could get some for free.Some are big enough for 2 guy's some 1 guy with gear.If you live by St.lou,send me a u2u,i'll see what i can do.Last time i was around the shop there were 2 of them.:cheers:
 

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[rquote=1496893&tid=104264&author=Osagehunter]Cash50 how about using popup blinds? Wal-Mart should be clearancing their hunting stuff fairly soon. Just an idea. [/rquote]I just wanted to put a bunch of them up and make them permanent and I want a cheaper option than popup blinds. But I have thought about it.
 
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