6×8 Deer Stand Roof Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 6×8 deer stand roof plans. This project features instructions for building a gable roof for the 2 person deer stand. You should also check the first part of this project to learn how to build the frame for the deer blind. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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6×8 Deer Stand Roof Plans

Building a deer blind

Building a deer blind

 

  • F – 4 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x80 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x92 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x88 3/4″ long PANELS
  • H – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 39 1/8″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 38″x96″ long ROOF
  • J – 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • K – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 26 1/4″x49 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 26 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 46 1/2″ long DOOR

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How to build the roof a 2 person deer stand

Rafters plans

Rafters plans

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the deer stand from 2×4 lumber. Use a saw to make the cuts to the rafters, as shown in the plans. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the deer stand. Place the rafters every 16″ on center and then lock them into place with screws.

Side wall panels

Side wall panels

The next step of the shooting house is to attach the 1/2″ plywood panels to the side walls. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to make a few cut outs for the windows. Smooth the edges with sandpaper. Attach the panels to the frames and align the edges with attention. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the panels to the framing, every 8″ along the studs and plates.

Front wall panels

Front wall panels

Cut the 1/2″ plywood panels that go on the front wall of the deer stand. Make the cuts as shown in the plans and then secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Back wall panels

Back wall panels

Cut the panels for the back wall and then secure them into place.

Fitting the roofing sheets

Fitting the roofing sheets

Build the roof of the deer stand from 3/4″ plywood. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and center them to the rafters. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the sheets into place, every 8″.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper. Use staples to secure the tar paper into place. Next, you should install asphalt shingles to the roof, starting from the bottom up to the top. Install a ridge cap to waterproof everything in a professional manner.

Building the door

Building the door

Build the door from 2×2 lumber and 1/2″ plywood. Cut the plywood panel at 26 1/4″x49 1/2″ or you can use the piece that has been cut out when building the back wall. Attach 2×2 trims to the panel, as shown in the diagram. Use 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the frame. Use 1 5/8″ to lock the frame to the panel.

Fitting the door

Fitting the door

Fit the door to the opening and lock it to the wall with hinges. Install a latch to keep it tightly closed.

6x8 Deer Blind Plans

6×8 Deer Blind Plans

Now that you have assembled everything with attention, we recommend you to cover the exterior components with a few coats of paint.

6x8 Shooting House Plans

6×8 Shooting House Plans

This deer blind has a basic design and can be built by any person with common woodworking skills. You can adjust the dimensions of the deer box, while using the same techniques described in the plans.

Top Tip: Make sure you check out part 1 of this project, to learn more about how to build the frame of the elevated deer box.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 6×8 deer stand roof plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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