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Home made stands

Postby mshunter77 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:32 am

Any of you ever build anything like this? If so do you have any tips dos and dont's? Any plans or rough estimate of cost? I do not need them to be very tall as they would be going on ridges over looking bottoms. Have come to the realization that I can no longer hung out of cheap uncomfortable ladder stands. Was looking into some of the more comfortable stands but also need a large platform with lots of legroom as I am 6'5". Just can't really find what I am looking for so thinking about going this route.
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Re: Home made stands

Postby mfalkner » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:17 am

I hear you. I used to be gung ho, hunted out of climbers or mobile loc ons or on foot. Nowadays, I'm liable to have a kid with me or just want to sit all day in relative comfort.

Interested to see the input you get.
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Re: Home made stands

Postby Johnboy114 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:10 am

don't attach something like that to a tree. let it be freestanding next to a tree. trees grow and will change the way that stand sits. better to have it on its own.
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Re: Home made stands

Postby mfalkner » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:32 pm

Johnboy114 wrote:don't attach something like that to a tree. let it be freestanding next to a tree. trees grow and will change the way that stand sits. better to have it on its own.


Or, at least use rachet straps that can be moved/adjusted.
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Re: Home made stands

Postby mshunter77 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:36 pm

Yeah I was thinking of using ratchet straps so that we could move or adjust.
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Re: Home made stands

Postby randywallace » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:25 am

mfalkner wrote:
Johnboy114 wrote:don't attach something like that to a tree. let it be freestanding next to a tree. trees grow and will change the way that stand sits. better to have it on its own.


Or, at least use rachet straps that can be moved/adjusted.


+1 on making it free standing rather than built to the tree.

The anchors used for mobile homes or storage sheds work better than strapping to a tree. http://www.lowes.com/pd_92724-318-59075 ... 1368025075
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Re: Home made stands

Postby Smoke68 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:09 am

A little incline goes a LONG way. I hate climbing vertical 2x4 ladders. Just a 10-15 degree offset makes a huge difference in making it easy to go up and down.
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Re: Home made stands

Postby edub20 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:59 am

Smoke68 wrote:A little incline goes a LONG way. I hate climbing vertical 2x4 ladders. Just a 10-15 degree offset makes a huge difference in making it easy to go up and down.


+1 and if you're building in a seat while you're at it recline it back slightly so you're not sitting so straight up.
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Re: Home made stands

Postby khound22 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:36 am

http://z13.invisionfree.com/Ont_Hunting ... r/t426.htm


pretty simple plans, you can always modify if needed
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Re: Home made stands

Postby merlebo05 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:54 pm

I agree on the free standing, I would never use a tree (especially a pine).. I built my first shooting house this year and plan on building many more.. I have seen more deer out of my shooting house than I have seen out of any climbing or loc on stands.. I can sit much longer, conceal my movements, scent control, even run a heater on those really cold days :)

I used the elevators and they worked like a charm..

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