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what is the best way to build your own tree stand and what type?

Question by twbrovont. Uploaded on June 23, 2009

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from mattreney wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

the tree type? what do you mean what type? if the supports are on the ground cement them in so their sturdy and wont sink and become uneven when it rains

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from KingFisher907 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

there are different types of treestands matt- ladder stands, platform stands, etc...

if I were building a homemade stand I would use a platform...

be careful...homemade stands are notoriously dangerous, always wear your safety harness!

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from mattreney wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

whats the difference i thought all plat form stands have ladders? and all ladders need platforms? sorry for my lack of knoledge i dont hunt from a stand. haha i dont even do anything besides bird hunting yet.

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from KingFisher907 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

you ask good questions matt...its how we learn...

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I have a bunch of permanent stands on my property and they are all made the same way. They are built on 3 4x4 tripod style legs and have a 5/4 pressure treated deck with a shed style roof. The deck itself is 5' square and is surrounded with a 2x4 rail(excellent to rest a rifle on) and doesn't interfere with a bow shot at all. The ladder comes up in the center of the deck. The deck is located 15' high. Some of these stands have been in place for 20 years now and all are in excellent condition and blend very well into the surrounding terrain. This permanent stand is neither cheap or easy to build, but very safe to hunt from and long lived.

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from Cantrell44 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

wooden probabally oak or cedar

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I usually build my own so I'll tell you what I do. I find a tree that has enough room and is sturdy enough. Then I hammer a few boards into the main tree "limbs" I don't know what else to call them, then I screw some 4x4's into them so they go across and make supports for a sheet of plywood. Then I cover the plywood up with a couple of 4x4's to make it strong and safe enough for me. I put railings up with carpet around them so I don't make any unwanted noise when I am resting my rife. Also, I like to put camo mesh or someting like that so I could move my feet a little bit without being seen.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

You can use an old pallet as the platform. Wedge it in the crook of a large tree or between a 2 or 3 tree cluster. Of course you need to add some other support and fasten it well. Wear a safety harness. *** I assume no responsibility if you hurt yourself in a pallet stand!!!

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from NYhunter wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Put carpet on the platform or it will get VERY SLIPPERY.

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from samuel wilson wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

find a deer tral and find a tree that has a fork in it

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I wouldn't reccommend building your own stand. You can buy a decent lock-on for cheap anymore.

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from Big C wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I considered building my own ladder stands, but after factoring in the costs I found that buying a few new ones was the way to go.

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from countryboy4life wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

i have always build condo stands and put screen in front of the windows so the deers couldn't see none of my body. Last hunting season i shot a 11 pointer about 10 yards in front of me. If u r hunting in a field i would only put one window in it with screen big enough to look at the whole field. So if the wind change up on u it will not blow towards the deer.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

I say Build Your Own Tree Stand!!!!!!!!
The most important thing to take into account is your safety. When you build your own tree stand ensure that it is sturdy and before you use it each time, check it again.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

A lot of good suggestions here,but which ever one you choose,be sure to use screw-in steps.

That way you can take them out when you leave and prevent anyone else from using your stand.

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from KingFisher907 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

there are different types of treestands matt- ladder stands, platform stands, etc...

if I were building a homemade stand I would use a platform...

be careful...homemade stands are notoriously dangerous, always wear your safety harness!

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from mattreney wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

whats the difference i thought all plat form stands have ladders? and all ladders need platforms? sorry for my lack of knoledge i dont hunt from a stand. haha i dont even do anything besides bird hunting yet.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I usually build my own so I'll tell you what I do. I find a tree that has enough room and is sturdy enough. Then I hammer a few boards into the main tree "limbs" I don't know what else to call them, then I screw some 4x4's into them so they go across and make supports for a sheet of plywood. Then I cover the plywood up with a couple of 4x4's to make it strong and safe enough for me. I put railings up with carpet around them so I don't make any unwanted noise when I am resting my rife. Also, I like to put camo mesh or someting like that so I could move my feet a little bit without being seen.

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from NYhunter wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Put carpet on the platform or it will get VERY SLIPPERY.

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from mattreney wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

the tree type? what do you mean what type? if the supports are on the ground cement them in so their sturdy and wont sink and become uneven when it rains

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from KingFisher907 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

you ask good questions matt...its how we learn...

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I have a bunch of permanent stands on my property and they are all made the same way. They are built on 3 4x4 tripod style legs and have a 5/4 pressure treated deck with a shed style roof. The deck itself is 5' square and is surrounded with a 2x4 rail(excellent to rest a rifle on) and doesn't interfere with a bow shot at all. The ladder comes up in the center of the deck. The deck is located 15' high. Some of these stands have been in place for 20 years now and all are in excellent condition and blend very well into the surrounding terrain. This permanent stand is neither cheap or easy to build, but very safe to hunt from and long lived.

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from Cantrell44 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

wooden probabally oak or cedar

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

You can use an old pallet as the platform. Wedge it in the crook of a large tree or between a 2 or 3 tree cluster. Of course you need to add some other support and fasten it well. Wear a safety harness. *** I assume no responsibility if you hurt yourself in a pallet stand!!!

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from samuel wilson wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

find a deer tral and find a tree that has a fork in it

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I wouldn't reccommend building your own stand. You can buy a decent lock-on for cheap anymore.

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from Big C wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I considered building my own ladder stands, but after factoring in the costs I found that buying a few new ones was the way to go.

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from countryboy4life wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

i have always build condo stands and put screen in front of the windows so the deers couldn't see none of my body. Last hunting season i shot a 11 pointer about 10 yards in front of me. If u r hunting in a field i would only put one window in it with screen big enough to look at the whole field. So if the wind change up on u it will not blow towards the deer.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

I say Build Your Own Tree Stand!!!!!!!!
The most important thing to take into account is your safety. When you build your own tree stand ensure that it is sturdy and before you use it each time, check it again.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

A lot of good suggestions here,but which ever one you choose,be sure to use screw-in steps.

That way you can take them out when you leave and prevent anyone else from using your stand.

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