Well, look at it this way....I will last quite awhile
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion................ and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish."
I built my double box following that plan. I haven't put it on the scales yet, but i estimate that it weighs less than 15 pounds empty. Mine was built out of oak, a heavier material. The frame is 1x1/2... very light. The joinery is very solid, though. I'll try to post a pic as well.
Wow, $18 a sheet for Coroplast? Here in Reno it's $7, of course that's calling around to the plastic wholesalers, but still... The other even more budget-conscious source might have dried up by now, but there was a bumper crop of Coroplast free for the taking November 3. Yep, political signs are pretty much all made from that stuff, and in a variety of fun colors and patterns. So I recommend doing what I did and go foraging for Coroplast after every election - I find myself using it for tons of things around the house and garage.
Wish my giant hood looked like Aaron's, there's a reason I'm not posting a picture of it! Still, considering all I had was a glue gun and an X-acto knife, it came out functional enough. Mine was based on the Coulson pattern (I think that's the Hawkin' Gear article others have referred to).
Finished my new G-hood a couple weeks ago. I'll send a pic to F/B to post. weighted in at 14lbs. box size is 16" wide X 24" deep X 28" high, I'm not going to have any more feather problems in G-hood or getting bird in and out, fits inside cab of my extended cab truck also. IM me if you'll like more info. Wes
Thanks to all for the kind words. Falcon (I): Yes I did, using jig saw, hand saw, cheap hand miter box, drill, screw driver, square, tape measure, pencil, AND A GOOD ERASER ! I used ideas from a couple of different hoods I've seen. Most people I know can build one in a day easily and a couple more days to put finish on, Drying time between coats of stain and clear Poly. Me not being one of them, it took me just over two weeks. Still have to put plastic splash board in back for easier wash down, oh! maybe tomorrow, it might rain. Bob did you ever weigh your hood ?