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Old 02-07-2017, 01:18 PM
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a 5x5 6 ft tall box blind.. want to put it about 8' in the air.
how wide should I make the base?




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Old 02-07-2017, 02:01 PM
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5'x5' then just brace it off with some diagonals on each leg.
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:07 PM
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Make sure ya put feet on the legs or a box support right at teh bottom of them sinkage is important to consider in or neck of the woods. I saw a guy put one up a cople weeks later 3 legs had sunk several feet and one did not sitting on a root and the thing was trashed being caty woompus
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:23 PM
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Buy Elevators? to mount the legs on
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:38 PM
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i'd say minimal 8'
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:10 PM
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that's exactly the size of mine and the legs are 7' x7' at he ground and tied down with 2' pcs of rebar driven into the ground at each leg and tied to the leg. each leg is a landscape timber that's bolted to the stand and angled out a little.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:29 PM
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that's exactly the size of mine and the legs are 7' x7' at he ground and tied down with 2' pcs of rebar driven into the ground at each leg and tied to the leg. each leg is a landscape timber that's bolted to the stand and angled out a little.


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Old 02-09-2017, 08:30 PM
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i'd say minimal 8'




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I was thinking about 7 to 8'
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:31 PM
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must have put a lot of thought into that...........
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:44 PM
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must have put a lot of thought into that...........
Google deer blind elevators. It's a bracket that is made for the legs to become on an angle.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:48 PM
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Sorry warren...

I miss understood you.
It was a bad day that day.....
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I always make the base 1' wider than the top all the way around.

4' x 6' = 6' x 8' base
5' x 5' = 7' x 7' base
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Elevators make it easy ... Lil pricey but safer and quicker ,takes out the guess work


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Old 02-15-2017, 09:39 AM
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for all the help..
I think I have it figured out ( I'll have to post a few pictures)
I sheared up some 10ga 10" and bent it in the pressbrake at 3" to make
it look like an angle iron. I cut a 4x4 x1/8" thick.
cut it at a 25 deg. angle and welded to the 7" part of the 10 ga. that I had bent.
so the bottom of the legs are about 10' apart on a 8' tall 4x4.


came out kewl a/f!!!

also the 5x5 box blind on the top is made out of some drop aluminum
I had laying around..
I'm going to spray foam the inside too




I'll put some pictures when I get some time
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