December 15, 2008 at 9:51am
If you have access to a mig welder, I made 2 of them 5 foot high out of EMT conduit. Mine has 4 legs with the front 2 actually a ladder. I made a 4' diameter ring with 1/2" emt conduit & used 1/2" plywood for the platform. I have a small swivel seat mounted to the platform. The legs & ladder are made w/3/4" emt. I welded 4 - 8" long 1" dia. pipe to the platform ring so the legs would slide into them. I have the back 2 legs pinned & adjustable to get the stand level. The legs have thin plates welded at the bottom to keep them from sinking too much. They work perfect for the marsh. I set them up in willows or rouseau cane. I've killed several deer using them. 2 of them (a 6 & 8 pt) were within 10 yards & never knew what hit em. The entire setup weighs maybe 30-40 pounds & only cost me about 50 bucks each to build.