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Homemade Tree Stands
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:16:26 AM »
Last year I posted a pic of my H.M. tree stand. Though I never got my elk I had fun watching moose, deer and even mice scurrying around underneath me. The latter part of the season was a little chilly and am thinking about upgrading. I'll leave this stand as is and my buddy and I will build another one on the north quarter. This is only a one maner...





Here's a picture I found on the internet to give me a few ideas. My buddy has alot of tin siding laying around his place so were thinking we'll  build it all out of tin. Preferably red if we have enough, maybe green roof.
Were going too insulate and put in a propane heater. I'm not sure whether I should build the stairs as shown or just use a ladder with a hatch up through the floor. The only thing we will eliminate in the picture is the windows for shooting bows. Neither Darren or I are bow hunters.
Anywhoo, can't wait for the snow to melt so I can start some of these spring projects.



The later part of our elk season closes just befroe Christmas (if your drawn) and it can get cold up in a stand so we thought we'd build a little camp on stilts. Any suggestions or different ideas would be greatly appreciated......
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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 10:20:39 AM »
Very cool Tuc!
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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 10:26:07 AM »
Here's one my buddy built he shot both his elk and a 160 class whitetail out of it last year.

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 10:32:57 AM »
I cobbled one together last fall but only sat in it one evening.

I think it's to close to a logging road,every 5 minutes a truck would go by and dust me out.. >:(

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 10:38:01 AM »
Being comfortable and not seeing any elk is always much better than being uncomfortable and not seeing any elk.

Be sure to post some pics when you get "Tuc's bed and breakfast" completed.  I may want to come out and rent out the basement suit.

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 10:38:27 AM »
Paul, is that tin on the roof and I like the cedar siding look but that stuff is expensive (I'm poor ole buggar! lol). How does he like the stairs, I suppose that style of stairs would be great for the ladies and little tykes to join the hunt. I like the idea of wsliding windows too instead of the plexi-glass.
How does he have the inside done up? Any heat, what's the dimensions?

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 10:39:40 AM »
It's 8 x 8 with bunks, he stays over some nights, it has a small wood stove inside.

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 10:42:16 AM »
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Being comfortable and not seeing any elk is always much better than being uncomfortable and not seeing any elk.
Ha Ha, I'll nail em next year Robin and I will be comfortable!

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I cobbled one together last fall but only sat in it one evening.

Sonny is that the one you almost fell out of....lol. You and I are getting too old to climb them steep ladders but I suppose we could install elevators....

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 10:45:08 AM »
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It's 8 x 8 with bunks, he stays over some nights, it has a small wood stove inside.
I got the bunks figured. A couple of camp cots here if a guy decides to stay over night. The wood stove might be something to consider because you couldn't use the propane when the windows are closed.

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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 10:48:16 AM »
Here is one I built for a guy, it has steel plates on the bottom, he is going to cement in casing and weld the stand to the casing.

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 10:50:52 AM »
Nice Paul, I would imagine they are designed for a ground blind. You'd have to call in a crane to get that sucker up on stilts.

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 10:51:45 AM »
He's putting it 15 feet up, he's using a picker to lift it onto the casings

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 10:58:09 AM »


Be sure to post some pics when you get "Tuc's bed and breakfast" completed.  I may want to come out and rent out the basement suit.

I got a basement suit you can have for cheap.. ;)

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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 11:13:18 AM »
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Be sure to post some pics when you get "Tuc's bed and breakfast" completed.  I may want to come out and rent out the basement suit.

Robin, if you come over chasin geese this will be your basement suite, unless you absolutely insist....
I will post pics on completion!



Ignore the "for sale" sign, that was a few years ago but it's been such a good ole trailer I decided to keep it.

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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 11:38:48 AM »
Robin, if you come over chasin geese this will be your basement suite, unless you absolutely insist....
I will post pics on completion!



Ignore the "for sale" sign, that was a few years ago but it's been such a good ole trailer I decided to keep it.

So do you open up the sky light to shoot at the geese flying over?  Sound good to me.

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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2013, 09:46:31 AM »
Last year I posted a pic of my H.M. tree stand. Though I never got my elk I had fun watching moose, deer and even mice scurrying around underneath me. The latter part of the season was a little chilly and am thinking about upgrading. I'll leave this stand as is and my buddy and I will build another one on the north quarter. This is only a one maner...





Here's a picture I found on the internet to give me a few ideas. My buddy has alot of tin siding laying around his place so were thinking we'll  build it all out of tin. Preferably red if we have enough, maybe green roof.
Were going too insulate and put in a propane heater. I'm not sure whether I should build the stairs as shown or just use a ladder with a hatch up through the floor. The only thing we will eliminate in the picture is the windows for shooting bows. Neither Darren or I are bow hunters.
Anywhoo, can't wait for the snow to melt so I can start some of these spring projects.



The later part of our elk season closes just befroe Christmas (if your drawn) and it can get cold up in a stand so we thought we'd build a little camp on stilts. Any suggestions or different ideas would be greatly appreciated......

It wouldn't be all that hard to modify that first stand with an extra wall, roof and windows. I built that second stand in your post last year and it was a pretty sweet set up for beating the cold. I still have to do few more modifications and level it out a little better. I didn't shoot anything out of it yet but got some great deer pics. My oldest daughter will be old enough to hunt this fall and will more than likely take her first buck out of it.
Ps thanks for posting the plans last year.


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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 06:43:16 PM »
Dark Wing, the first stand is a 4x4 and I'd like to put up a 8x8 in a different area. First stand will be ok for early season elk so will probably leave it as is.

Good to hear you got yours up...G'luck with the upcoming hunt and I hope your daughter is successfull.

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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013, 09:45:49 PM »
  Here's a great idea for a tree stand with all the comforts of home.

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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2013, 09:49:41 PM »
hahaha...redneck style treestand....love it.. ;D

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Re: Homemade Tree Stands
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2013, 09:10:56 AM »
Ti, looks like that ones photo-shopped. I wonder how they get in the door?