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Capra Aegagrus
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A friend of mine is a truck driver, and his loads are stabilized with 2x4s. When they unload the truck, they pitch the 2x4s--so he's been accumulating them for a while. A couple of weeks ago, we whacked the table together over at his house, then hauled it up to camp this weekend.

Too many beers and three bundles of [free] mismatched shingles later...
 

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Capra Aegagrus
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even put metal dripedge.....
Even that was "free"; had a few leftover pieces lying around. The only actual money spent was for a few carriage bolts. :thumbsup:

doesn't look like p.t
PT is overrated for a project like that. The old table this replaced wasn't PT either, but with a bit of paint now and then, it lasted over 15 years.

I'd hate to sit there in any kind of bad weather, looks like everything off the roof would run down the back of your neck.
It's close; the eave is about 6" past the seat edges. That's how it worked out with ~4' rafters. But fear not! It shouldn't take long to come up with a couple serviceable lengths of free gutter & downspout.

Hey, it's just beer... er, I mean, deer camp.
 

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Capra Aegagrus
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Get anything at camp other than a new table?

7 pointer here.
Do hangovers count?

Since the Game Commission has been doing its dance, deer hunting has been practically pointless where our camp is. So we elected to pass on it this year and focus on long-neglected maintenance around the camp instead. But by the number of shots we heard, things may be coming back a bit. I may run up there this weekend and see what I find.

Got a pic?
 

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Not yet. Not real impressive, 1 broken tine but he did weigh #160 live. Pretty big for center of the state.

I think the deer are starting to get better, problem is fewer hunters out to get them moving. I'll post something when I get a picture.

BTW, nice table set up. Maybe if he has enough lumber you should consider a shooting bench if you have the place to do it. I built one out of left over PT lumber from a couple of decks.
 

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Even that was "free"; had a few leftover pieces lying around. The only actual money spent was for a few carriage bolts. :thumbsup:



PT is overrated for a project like that. The old table this replaced wasn't PT either, but with a bit of paint now and then, it lasted over 15 years.



It's close; the eave is about 6" past the seat edges. That's how it worked out with ~4' rafters. But fear not! It shouldn't take long to come up with a couple serviceable lengths of free gutter & downspout.

Hey, it's just beer... er, I mean, deer camp.
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Capra Aegagrus
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We did also build a general purpose shelved table that would serve as a shooting bench, though that sort of thing isn't really too practical where we are. We usually do that at a local sportsman's club close to home.

Our camp is in northern Perry County, up and a tad left from Harrisburg. I have friends who have a camp in Potter County, up near the NY border, who have seen the same decline in the deer population up there.

I suppose this conversation belongs in Off-topic, if even there--not that I mind the thread drift per se, but i just wanted to pop that table pic up to remind folks of what they can do with a few freebie odds & ends. :thumbsup:
 

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Betwwen the cats, the wolves and the bears, we saw one buck this year. The wolves woke us up several times in deer camp. We did not draw any elk tags. The predator rules for cats & bears were set by the metro areas, the wolf rules were set by some judge. None of the rules were set by the game commission.
 
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