Homemade tree stands

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Homemade tree stands

Postby cjman » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:59 am

[size="4"][size="2"]Has anyone built their own hunting tree stands?  I just built one that really works well. I found it at[/size] [/size]http://www.trytobuildthis.com/ has anyone ever tried building this one?  It was the most affordable way for me to get several stands into the woods.

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Postby paulie » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:05 am

I smell SPAM!

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Postby msbadger » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:55 pm

Paulie...if it is I'll say this...I had no plans...plenty of scrap PT and nails bought a couple of eye bolts and a length of chain...I'm a woman and have no problem building or setting this stand....Mine looks more comfy than his[;)]

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Postby krawiech » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:42 am

i have built multiple ladder type stands over the last45 years ive allways used wolmanized lumber and stainless nuts and bolts i used to bring a portable generator so i could run my saws and drills but they allways worked fine for about 5 years then it was time to replace them if anyone wants a diagram of these stands ill explain what you need hank k nowadays you can buy a steel ladder stand for about the same cost as making one

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Postby Cut N Run » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:31 pm

I had a buddy weld me a lock-on type stand out of galvanized EMT condiut. It has an expanded metal floor and seat. It is heavy to hang, but since it's all welded there's nothing that can squeak. I chain the top to the tree and use a ratchet strap to keep the bottom in place. I have to use a seat cushion to sit comfortably, but it works.

If I had to do it again, I'd have it made a bit more roomy than it is.

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Postby cjman » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:21 pm

msbadger, that stand looks nice as well.  The one I built from http://www.trytobuildthis.com cost me less than $8 to build. It took me about an hour to build, perhaps now that i have built one I could build my next ones much faster.  I just liked the cost and the simplicity of this one. I have sat in this one in a tree several times and it suits me perfect. Maybe sometime I will try to build one like yours. 

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Postby wisbooner3932 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:45 pm

I can't say I've built a hang-on stand, but me and my cousin have built multiple box stands for gun hunting.  I do, however have a couple of the small Gorilla hang-ons and the platforms are tiny so recently I put a peice of plywood over them and added support along the edges.  Their pretty heavy but luckily I drive the 4 wheeler up to the tree I plan to hang it on so it won't be too bad.  Ill try to get pics up soon. 
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Postby jacannon63 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:08 am

I have built hang-ons, ladder stands, climbers and shooting houses. I enjoy making my own.
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Postby Drhunter2k » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:35 pm

I welded many of my own hang-on stands over the years. I tried to keep them as light as possible but being a bigger guy, I always felt more comfortable with my stand being a bit larger. I have also built many ladder stands out of treated lumber with galvanized or stainless hardware. The only problem is, after a few years in the elements, they get a little noisy and slippery on the platform. Over the last 5 years, I have bought four 2 man ladder stands all for $90 each at Walmart when they were on clearance. I love the 2 man ladders for the roominess and will only use them from now on. It's getting harder to put up the hang-on stands since I am not getting any younger or smaller and I like the idea of being connected to the ground. I think I may try to weld a ladder stand together and see how that works out. Stay tuned......

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Postby jacannon63 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:49 pm

You can build two man ladders out of 1 inch square thick wall tubing,but I think you would spend more than $90.00 in materials. I build 16 foot one man ladders with EMT conduit. These work great for me,they are light enough that I can put them up by myself and I can drag them around behind my 4 wheeler.
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