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#1500619 - 06/27/10 12:03 PM Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy)
Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
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I'm making this post for anyone looking to make a permanent blind, this is a blind I made last season and got some good help here on the forum, maybe this will help someone else.

I used the Dr Duck Blind, below is the designed I followed:



Here is the link I got it from.

http://www.missourioutback.com/Stories/lesson3.html

I did my blind a little different here and there. My blind is 6 ft x 12 ft. The floor is in 3 sections, each section is 6 ft x 4ft, below is a pic of 1 floor section upside down, 1 inch treated plywood famed with 2x6’s.



Here is a pic with all the floor sections completed and right side up.



The rest of the blind I used 1/2 inch treated plywood and 2 x 4s, other pics..



I hung the walls half inch over the foundation, so water drains off better...



I gave the roof an over hang, so water does not run down the walls..








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#1500620 - 06/27/10 12:03 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Guy]
Guy Offline
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Here are the side doors, I framed them with 2 x 2s, but if I had a do over I would stick with 2 x 4s..







Rails for the sliding shooter doors..














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#1500621 - 06/27/10 12:04 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Guy]
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In the field, brushed in using palm leaves (thanks to Cappy gave me this idea). From the pic below, you can see that the blinds “support” foundation are flat concrete blocks, then cinder blocks, then 2 treated 4x4’s that (length of the blind font and back, cannot be seen) that the 3 floor sections sit on top of. When wetland is fully flooded, water comes up to the top of the cinder blocks.







Dog doors on each side of the blind..





Built that plateform for my son, by the end of the season he out grew it. grin


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#1500657 - 06/27/10 12:37 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Guy]
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Guy, what was the approximate cost of material for your blind?


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#1500686 - 06/27/10 12:57 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Hayraker]
Guy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hayraker
Guy, what was the approximate cost of material for your blind?

$850, I tracked all my expenses. I bought everything from home depot. That cost is for all the materials, down to the cinder blocks...


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#1500696 - 06/27/10 01:03 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Guy]
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good pics, documenting my deer stand right now. not quite as big, but its elevated so I have to construct in pieces as well to get it into place. Tactor wont help with this one smile

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#1500741 - 06/27/10 01:28 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: TreeBass]
Guy Offline
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Originally Posted By: TreeBass
good pics, documenting my deer stand right now. not quite as big, but its elevated so I have to construct in pieces as well to get it into place. Tactor wont help with this one smile

Yeal that blind has been set-up in 3 different locations, so I have set it up 3 times, and broken it down twice. I built it with all that in mind. I can break the blind down in no time. Now moving it and setting it up takes some time, pic below I'm moving it, I did it by myself with this move eek2.




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#1500757 - 06/27/10 01:43 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Guy]
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Guy, that is sweet! You did a great job on that!

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#1500775 - 06/27/10 02:01 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: RMR]
Guy Offline
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Originally Posted By: RMR
Guy, that is sweet! You did a great job on that!

Thanks, I worked on it all last summer, built it in my garage, sure did drink a lot of beer building it. grin


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#1500785 - 06/27/10 02:09 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Guy
Originally Posted By: RMR
Guy, that is sweet! You did a great job on that!

Thanks, I worked on it all last summer, built it in my garage, sure did drink a lot of beer building it. grin

Haha I'm sure. That always makes working a little more fun. And easier too!

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#1502014 - 06/28/10 09:22 AM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: RMR]
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Registered: 09/06/05
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Loc: Porter, TX
Nice.


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#1579209 - 08/06/10 09:55 AM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: TBK]
KillemBoys Offline
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Registered: 07/06/10
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Loc: North Texas
That is AWESOME!!!!!!! I am so impressed with you guys who can do this kind of thing - if I attempted a project like this you would have to add a 1 to the front of that number you gave for cost because of all of the wasted material AND it would be so structurally unsound that I am sure I would be in litigation with whoever came with me on the hunt!!!


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#1579312 - 08/06/10 10:53 AM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: KillemBoys]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 47
Loc: North Texas
Well done!!!!

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#1579506 - 08/06/10 12:45 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 10/05/09
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Loc: San Angelo, Tx
sweet.

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#1579570 - 08/06/10 01:20 PM Re: Duck Dr Duck Permanent Blind – How to (pic heavy) [Re: Guy]
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Registered: 10/13/05
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Loc: Austin
Put that thing on something that floats and fish out of it... Some people see Jesus in cheese sandwiches... I see a Northern Pike in this blind...


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