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Old 02-26-2011, 01:01 PM
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Has anyone experienced building their own tree stands? I am in the process of building one now. Just curious if anyone has had success with one. I purchased the plans for the one I am building, not quite finished. I may finish this afternoon. Just wanted some more ideas.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:29 PM
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I build mine out of 2x4's. When I was done I took some camo burlap and cutted them into long stripps. You can use tacks or whatever to keep them on the stand. Good luck!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:00 PM
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Ok I finished building my stand. It was much easier than I thought it would be. This stand is made out of 2x4s and it works really well. I put it in a tree and I believe this one will suit me perfectly. The one I built was from Home - Try to Build This The plans cost $10 and about $8 for all the supplies at the local lumber yard. I plan on build several more, I will have much more hunting location options this coming season. Of the other stands i have seen on the web this one seems to be much sturdier. I painted my stand with some black, green, and brown spray paint to help it blend in.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:22 AM
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Bowman99,, i made a nice sturdy ladder stand last summer and have rough plans that I made up for it if you want me to e-mail them to you. All in all, the stand cost me like $75. Let me know if you want me to e-mail you the plans....
Free of course-- that goes for all you guys, if you want me to e-mail you the plans for this ladder stand just let me know.. I love mine, and it's alot stronger than my metal stands--

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I am not very impressed with the stand. very limited base to stand on as well as confining. looks bulky to be carrying into the woods or even to climb with and does not look all that secure. I really dont set myself sitting 30' up in a tree with it. of course, the pictue does not do it justice.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:42 PM
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Looks pretty small in the photo? I went to ladder stands as it's easier on the neck and shoulders to set up and I don't hunt over 16'. When building your own stands keep safety as #1 concern.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:06 AM
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I really dont see myself sitting 30' up in a tree with it.

I don't see myself sitting 20' up in a tree!

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I went to ladder stands as it's easier on the neck and shoulders to set up and I don't hunt over 16'.

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Old 03-05-2011, 09:36 PM
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Well the picture really doesn't do it justice. It's actually very light (right at 20 lbs) and carries very easy. I have tried it in the tree and it is actually very sturdy. It may not suit everyone as it is smaller than some stands, but as a bow hunter i like to keep it simple. I usually try to shoot while setting down as it doesn't alarm the deer as much. This stand would work really good for shooting while setting. Standing would also be no problem. I just need a place to set. I am sure there are better stands out there, but work off of a very small budget. I took this route because i can build my stands for less than 8 dollars each. If you have any that are that cheap and work well, let me know, but in the meantime i think i will really enjoy this one!
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:39 PM
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Scrubbuck, thanks but i really wanted to spend alot less than that. I dont do any welding and now i have already built three of the ones i got the plans for.
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