DIY tower stand

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  1. Daniel kahut

    Daniel kahut Newb

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    Is it necessary to use the corner brackets for tower stand? Are u able to build a tower stand without them? Also is it necessary to cement the legs into the ground? I would think that these two processes would add stability but would add about 200 dollars to the cost and just seeing if they are a must.

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    oldnotdead Die Hard Bowhunter

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    20190218_131022.jpg 20190218_130808.jpg 20190218_130458.jpg I never say do as I do, That said none of mine are ground set. I use bracing. I have 6- 16 ft, 4x8 to 6x10. My built blinds are all made with 2x2 framing. One is 1/2in plywood covered two are cardboard sided and roofed. I'm on a high wind hill. Winds strong enough to turn a 12x20 canvas barn in to a pretzel of twisted steel framing...no issues with the blinds.. To save money every thing is construction scapped. Bracing is done buy that and one of the best woods out there...blk. Locust trees. Young straight oak , dried ash.
    Ok two different devises. Will get some picks up soon..
     
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    Kindled won't load all pics but this short hub platform made it. This one has
    rehab metal floor grating,that was a beast to handle, covered by rehab indoor/ outdoor carpet. Front braising is 2 pieces of doubled piping from that wind destroyed canvas barn I mention. Smaller pipe inside larger. Short "ladder" is industrial cable tray section.
     
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