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    Doe Box / Low Seat ideas

    I would imagine this subject has been discussed to death previously on SD but does anyone have any designs / ideas for simple doe boxes or low seats to seat one or two persons that have worked well for them? To be used over re-stock ground so concealment required on all four sides.

    Ideally I would like them to be easily transportable and erectable on site (modular system?). Approximately 3-4' raised off the ground. We have a local sawmill so I can source the wood no problem, but would you suggest square posts or round, 3" or 4" supports? Any suggestions welcomed. Unfortunately I do not want to spend a King's ransom making one so the simpler the better as I intend to make a few if all goes to plan...

    Also, has anyone used freight pallets to make a box, and if so what is the best way to do this?

    Thanks in advance
    Timney

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    hi timney i have seen a few mostly with a stack of pallets on the ground to the correct floor height then a simple sloped roof higher at the front with a slot on the front and sides for good vision you can have a door on the back or just leave a gap to get in with a wide plank for a seat which is removeable just use cheap ply for the hut and floor and stain atb,wayne

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    Get the off cuts from the saw mill, the first plank that's cut to square the rounds is usually scrap and is easy to use. Drive 4 stakes into the ground and clad with the planks. Choose a roof of your choice. Very easy and cheap

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    Both great ideas, thanks guys. I think I can source some pallets locally as well as off-cuts, so may give both a go. Will let you know how I get on.
    Timney

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ID:	3908Like deer man said, this is what i used to put up at work with off cuts from the saw mill, looks smart and professional, does the job and keeps you dry!

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    Thats the fella, you can overlap the planks as well to make it a weatherproof. Spot on!

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    That looks just the ticket, thanks tommydeer. Can't quite see from the picture, but do you have some sort of frame over the roof area to support the branches or is it a board/planks and is it water proof? Just need to get this snow out the way then I can crack on. Thank you all for your replies.
    Timney

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    Hi Timney

    Yeah, i just used the few odd planks i had left to put the roof on, it looked a better finish with the branches sat on the top .

    The only thing i did afterwards was go back and put a small shelf out of the front, this way i could get the bipod out and was happier taking longer shots with a sound rest.

    It didnt take too long to do, we dotted them all over the place!

    Best of luck!

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    I make low seats from half inch ply, with a rear door and shooting gaps to the sides and front. Raking roof with roofing felt cover and a shelf at the front that is not fixed. There are two runners at the rear of the seat in case I take another person. Lift shelf onto the runners and two people can sit in comfort, one on the shelf/seat and the other on a swivel office chair. Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rack View Post
    I make low seats from half inch ply, with a rear door and shooting gaps to the sides and front. Raking roof with roofing felt cover and a shelf at the front that is not fixed. There are two runners at the rear of the seat in case I take another person. Lift shelf onto the runners and two people can sit in comfort, one on the shelf/seat and the other on a swivel office chair. Works for me.
    Every swivel chair in a low box or high seat I have ever used gets rusty quickly and then squeaks when turning, I hate the things.
    Using a bipod is a mistake in a high or low seat imho I just use a clenched fist laid sideways over the shelf and never miss my shots and it is comfortable to use.
    Martin

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