Well I've shored up my older ground blinds and made new ones...couple of the boat seats need ...hhhmm DUCK tape [8D]...but they are still intact and in a minute I go to get the lawn chair to paint camo....I picked up 2 camo tarps 7'x11' and will get the framing material for the portable blind I'm making...portable in terms of our property...I figure If I make each wall separate...I can drill 3 corresponding hole in each end piece then pin the walls together...the roof I will frame to fit just inside the walls and have 2 corresponding holes in each corner to pin the roof to the top of each wall...it will have a bit of over hang for rain...well if I'm going to get this stuff done I'd better get moving...[;)]
You guys have any plans?
I don't have plans, but I do have a few ideas. Of all the methods I've tries, my favorite was taking thin plywood, backing it with 2X4's and then assembling with deck screws. These panels are then leveled by adding scraps of treated lumber to the bottom to act as legs. The floor is made simply from plywood on top of skids.
All the plywood panels get several coats of good quality paint. I hunt the Ooops Bin at Lowes, Home Depot, etc, and snag anything that looks good. I've had blinds up for 8 years and they're cheap interior plywood, but the paint job is holding like new.
The best roof I've been able to come up with so far 1X4 screwed to 1X4 with roll roofing over the top. Most of the roofs I've made have been totally over-engineered, but a lot of that is due to the scrap materials I have at hand. What I've found with tarps is that they don't last. The sun eats them up, the wind tears them up and there's nothing left .