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My shooting shacks are nearly complete. Sub zero weather continues with no end in sight.This is one of the coldest winters in recent years so it was time to build a heatable blind. :angel:




Has anyone else built shooting shacks? These are my first, does anyone have any suggestions or pictures of their own?
I still have shooting and entrance doors to build but I am waiting for a heat wave of 20 degrees to finish. It is 21 below zero this morning without the wind chill!



The shack is 4'x8' and 6' 9" tall. The window openings are 44" on the bottom to 54". When sitting it is a perfect rest plus I have telescoping swivel seats which will accomadate just about anyone.

I plan on insulating and the carpet sounds like a good idea. The door opening is 40"s wide and should allow for a wheelchair.

The door will also have a shooting window. It will be framed in 2'x2's. I will rip 2"x4"s to achieve the framing material.

Shelves and hooks to hang gear are also planned. Painting the inside dark has been mentioned and sounds like a good idea.

Coffee Pot optional!
 

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Where da flat screen??
 

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I suppose it could be a shooting / ice shack and I do have a stocked trout pond. However I have a feeling that once I yard them to the woods , the woods they will stay!

I am hoping the weather warms to the 30's so I can finish them. The 30's will seem like a heat wave..... :camp5: ....Heck it will be a heat wave compared to what we have now.

Big Valentines day storm a coming, get your shovels ready!!!:D
 

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Boy what a winter, slow to start but when she got going all I could think of is global warming!
Finally the sub zero weather has lessoned its grip on us in the East and I'm finally able to start working on the shooting shack again. I could now do the windows and doors without freezing the old digits off!
Here are a few pics.





I may install lexan windows that would be hinged on the top and when the crib doors are open they would open outwood and upward.
 

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Just food for thought. The few times I have had the chance to hunt from a shack, the windows always opened inward. Is there another layer? In SK Cananada they also put strips of rug so the windows can't slam open. Other than that, I wish I had 5 just like it set up on my favorite runs.
 

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Here are a couple more pics.




Cris,
I may also install lexan windows that would be hinged on the top and when the crib doors are open they would open outwood and upward. They would act as a drip edge when open.When it is real cold they could be closed until game is sighted.

I have a box blind that opens inward and decided to try these opening outward. I have toyed with a bracket that would allow the doors to open only 90 degrees. This would create an extended rifle rest platform.

I will be staining them as soon as we have a day in the mid 40's.

Hooks and shelves will be added to the inside.:gitrdone:
 

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Somebody will be awful happy the first cold day we get. They are not going to care if the windows open sideways. Great work Mark.
 

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I'm thinking "Broadband".....................



"For Sale" custom built "Luce Lookout Shacks".....hhhmmmm............Pick-up Only!......



It actually is a deer hunting concession shack......"Get your fresh hot deer scent to go here."............rattling antlers and calls also available!!!





Could be a franchise here!!!!!!!!!
 

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Lets see "cash and carry".................if you can. :shocked:
If you can you might be a freak of nature! :grin:

Featherweight model :grin:

Material list for two:
5/8 T-1-11.........6 sheets
3/4 OSB..floor.....1 sheet
1/2 OSB..roof......1 sheet
8' 2x4's framing...50
rolled roofing......1 roll
drip edge...........6 pieces
window hinges.......12 pair
door hinges.........2 pair
door pulls .........2
door bolt closers...2
sheet rock screws...10 lbs.
10' 4x4 presure treated runners.....2
tubes of roof cement................2
 
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