March 12th, 2012, 02:23 PM
DIY Hanging Target
Hey guys. Im new here and have been enjoying the past few days checking things out around here and see some the cool DIYs. After seeing a few differnt post that involved building a frame and hanging a target from it, I figured I build my own. It is built with treated 2x4s
Heres one after a few shots
I will also be painting the wood camo when it dries out a little bit. Gonna look nice I think. Ill have to post a few more once its painted.
Let me know what you think.
March 12th, 2012, 04:27 PM
welcome and nice looking stand.
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March 12th, 2012, 04:35 PM
I like the treated lumber idea. I too need to build a hanging target frame, and while I like PVC, after a year or two of sun and winter, I wonder what would happen to the PVC if/when the wife hits the frame with a 'flyer'.
March 12th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Yeah I had thought about making it out of PVC too. Looking at the weight aspect of it, PVC is the way to go. But I felt that something that is going to be outside pretty much all year long, if not all year long, should be made with the treated lumber. My concern with PVC is probably the same as yours. PVC can get brittle baking in the sun, getting rained on and freezing in the winter. Over all I think I made the right choice. Thinking about putting some large lawn mower wheels on the back and a rope loop on the front for a handle so that it can be moved around a little easier. Time will tell.
Originally Posted by Dale_W
March 12th, 2012, 06:57 PM
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March 13th, 2012, 08:57 PM
March 13th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Be warned, I have smashed mmany arrows a my wooden target stand (long distance not wide grouops!)
March 13th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Dont have to worry about that. I only have about 15-18 yard distance for target practice right now. Thanks for the tip though
Originally Posted by foamkiller15
March 14th, 2012, 01:16 AM
Yeah welcome aboard...great work. The wheel idea will save you some back pain!
March 14th, 2012, 10:02 AM
Yeah that was my thought as well. I just need to find some in expensive ones to put on it. Find a junk mower and rob the wheels off of it or something, doesnt really pay to buy new ones.
Originally Posted by JeffreySlayR
March 14th, 2012, 10:03 AM
Based on where your arrows are hitting, looks like you need to move the target to the left! Ha! Nice job on the stand, looks good.
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March 14th, 2012, 04:56 PM
LOL! Those were the first arrows I shot through my bow since I bought it and hadnt adjusted my sight yet. But hey thanks for checking it out. Ill be posting pics of the stand painted camo in the next few days or so, so keep an eye out.
Originally Posted by Timinator
March 14th, 2012, 08:46 PM
March 30th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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March 30th, 2012, 04:23 PM
That's real nice. Good job.
March 30th, 2012, 07:49 PM
great job on the stand!
March 30th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Welcome aboard. Nice looking stand.
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