If you look real carefull you can see me sitting on the top of the base as they lowered the top down over top of me.
I have more pics to send Nut,,,he is welcome to post them here.
If you look you can see green corners (vertically), that is 1 1/2" angle iron for added strength. We installed the cushy seats today. If you are familiar with the type of seats Cabela's sells to install in boats,,,thats what we bought and installed. The seat is mounted on a pnuematic stainless steel post that adjusts up and down 6 inches and swivels 360 degrees with absolutely zero noise. This week we are going to have the carpeting made to size and put it down on the floor to lesson the noise of ones feet on the bottom.
I sat in that exact stand today from 5pm till 6pm. I saw a total of 3 bucks, one 10 point that I guessed at around 140 B&C, 2 eight points that were duking it out over 2 does. They fought for over 15 minutes, not more then 200 yards from the stand. I would guess the 2 eight points at around 110 to 120 B&C. I saw 22 doe in the hour I was in the stand, they were anywhere from 53 yards to 360 yards measured with leice geovids.
If Nut isn't comfy enough or doesn't like the stand,,,to hell with him, lol.