My son and I have talked about it for a few years and finally did it. Took a lot longer than we thought and was way over budget but hopefully we'll be able to enjoy it for many years. Here are a few pics of the build. Didn't get as many pictures as I'd hope but hopefully it will show it well enough. I got out and hunted in it last weekend and had a little 6 point in the middle of the plot at 20 yds. He had no clue I was there so it must work!! Here is the finished product. Build pics below. Building the frame. Since we are bow hunters we decided on an octagon. Getting windows and paint. Took a large trailer to haul all of the pieces to the property and then multiple truck loads to haul to site. (That's my oldest in 2nd pic) Added legs to the platform on-site. We used the Elevator brackets from Academy. They are very solid. (My dad joined the fun) Then it was just a matter of putting it up piece by piece. Then the roof went on. Thank goodness for my son. I'm a bit to big to be climbing around up there putting shingles on. Below is a pic from the inside with carpet installed and a couple of the windows open. We've since added curtains (I know, sounds odd but it helps with concealing us from the deer). The windows have latches on one side and we replaced the pin in the hinges with nails so we can easily pull them and remove the whole window.