Saddle platforms improve your hunting ability and make you a better hunter. Because of its magnificent purpose in hunting, the price of one saddle platform is very high at the modification store. Aside from that, it takes months for the order to get to you.
For these reasons, it is best to know how to make a DIY saddle platform for yourself and start hunting immediately. There are 14 DIY saddle platforms you can try your hands on below.
1. How To Make A Saddle Platform
Here is how to modify an API hunting stick into your desired saddle platform. It is made from an aluminum bar which makes it lightweight. To gather the rope, you need a lone wolf at the center of the stick to hang the rope. Cut some inches from the hunting stick for the saddle platform to make it shorter and fix an accessory cord to the base.
2. DIY Saddle Hunting Platform
The materials needed for this saddle hunting platform include ¾" ex nut, ¾" nut washer, pencil, ¾" machine bolts/screws, 2*2 pieces of ¾" exterior plywood, ¾" metal but, and some wrenches. You will need a screw gun or an impact driver to drive the screw down the side of the stand, and lastly, you will need a 90-degree metal roofing angle.
After gathering the materials and tools, the next thing is to start making the assembly. Cut the plywood to pieces and drill holes on the roofing angles; now, screw them on the plywood, and you're almost done.
3. DIY Tree Saddle Platform
Do you need a modification to your saddle hunting platform? If yes, this video tutorial will guide you on how to do that with ease. The first part of the modification is making the DIY mini sticks. The stick is made from 32 inches API hunting sticks.
It was cut down to 7 inches of aluminum and fixed the aiders with 7 mm accessory cords. The middle of the accessory cord is covered with webbing. The distance between one stick to another is very short and not the usual 32 inches.
4. DIY Hunting Saddle
Are you willing to get into saddle hunting, but you're afraid of the entry cost? You don't have to worry; you will get your saddle platform ready for use with a bit of modification. The modification allows you to make a minimalist saddle platform for about $40 if you have a tick harness. It is a straightforward process; read more about the modification below. diy-sportsman
5. DIY Saddle Platform From Recycled Aluminum API Stand
Here is how to recycle an old API aluminum stand. Take the old tree stand API hunting stick and cut it down to size what you need. Cut two pieces of square tubing and use them to bolt the API stick to the tree. Get an accessory cord and tie it to the stick and around the tree as well. To make the platform convenient to climb, attach a metal rack so that it will be foldable when not in use. After this, you're good to go.
6. DIY Saddle And Platform Under $100
Learn how to make this saddle hunting platform for less than $100. The process is straightforward once you have the materials and tools required.
The materials and tools needed include four inches by four inches by 3 inches thick metal plate, a speed square with a sliding ruler, metal grinder, metal wheel, clamp, and a metal tube cut off from a hunting stick. Clamp the metal tube down on the workbench and use the metal grinder to cut an angle on one end. The next thing is to attach the metal tube to the steel plate.
7. Climbing Stick DIY Platform
A modification is required for your saddle hunting stick to make sure they are in good shape with time. The improvement made to this climbing stick is the metal plate platform attached to it.
The metal plate platform allows you to sand on the bar while on the tree like any other climbing platform. The weight is not too heavy, and you can stand in it and turn in any direction you want. It is straightforward to set up.
8. Build A Saddle Platform Cheap
If you want to make a saddle tree stand for your backyard tree, here is a cheap and straightforward saddle platform you can try your hands on. The tree stand has an excellent tip that fits tightly into the tree and prevents the platform from moving around the tree. You can also achieve this effect by cutting the Rio of the stand at a 45-degree angle. The angle will be the top fitting into the tree.
9. Homemade Saddle Hunting Platform
The materials used for this homemade Saddle hunting platform include a steel metal box platform, grade A bolts, ½" steel square tubing, and a ¾" thick flat steel plate. Cut two notches at the back of the metal box platform.
Then, cut the ½" square tubing to create support for the bottom of the metal box. Now, cut out two triangular pieces from the flare steel plate. Cut notches to one side of the triangles, and you're good to go.
10. DIY Tree Saddle
Do you wish to get into saddle hunting, but the price of getting a saddle platform is very high, or don't have the time to wait for the order? This video is for you. In this video, you will learn how to make your saddle platform by yourself using sit drag and climbing rope along with a rock harness for safety. While selecting the string for the saddle platform, you need to be very careful and choose a strong one for your protection.
11. Best Saddle Hunting Platform DIY
Thus saddle hunting platforms are very simple to put together. It is made from metal square tubing, metal plate, bolts, welding tools, spray paint, and an angle grinder. Prepare the plate for the platform and weld it to the treestand. After soldering the parts together, you will need to spray paint the platform with your preferred paint color. After that, it's time to install it on the tree.
12. DIY Tree Saddle Hunting Platform
Are you wondering how to secure a saddle hunting platform with a whopping sling? Worry no more. Here is a tutorial on how to go about it. Take the whoopie sling, make a small fixed loop with a tight knot, and make another loop on the other end, but this loop will be adjustable. Now, put the fixed loop into one hoke on the platform stand and pull all the remaining rope through it. Repeat the step for the elastic loop on the other side of the platform stand. The Whoopie sling is made from Amsteel Blue.
13. DIY Camo Tethered Platform
This is how to put a camo tethered platform together. The camo platform only has two parts: the long metal tubing and the flat tethered plate. The first thing to do after getting these materials is to paint them. To do this, rive the tape and other items covering the flare plate. Now, pour warm water and liquid soap into a container and clean the flat plate. After that, get the appropriate spray paint and use a sponge to apply it to the plate. The color of the paint on the plate will be the base color for the platform.
Here are 14 DIY saddle hunting platforms you can make by yourself at home. Some are not built from scratch, and they are just a modification to an existing saddle platform. But all in all, they are easy projects to try out. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to share your views in the comment section below.