Portable Ice Shanty Plans

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This step by step diy project is about portable ice shanty plans. This lightweight shack frame is built from 2×2 lumber. This 6×6 ice fishing house has a lean to roof, and it features large windows on two sides. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.

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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Portable Ice Shanty Plans

Building an ice shanty

Building an ice shanty

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 72″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 6 pieces – 69″ long FRAME
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x72″ long, 1 piece – 48″x72″ long FLOOR
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 72″ long, 4 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/2″ long SIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 72″ long, 4 pieces – 91″ long SIDE WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 69″ long, 4 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 19 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 69″ long, 4 pieces – 72″ long FRONT WALL 

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How to build a portable 6×6 ice shanty

Floor frame

Floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the joists from 2×4 lumber. Lay the joists on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Make sure you also frame the traps, by fitting 2×4 blockings.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Use 4×4 lumber for the skids. Make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the skids and locl them to the floor frame with ties.

Floor sheets

Floor sheets

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the joists. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the joists, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result. Cut out the traps and lock them into place with hinges.

Tall side wall - Frame

Tall wall – Frame

Continue the tall frame from 2×2 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the frames. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Back wall frame

Back wall frame

Frame the back wall for the ice shanty from 2×2 lumber. Cut all the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.

Side wall - Frame

Side wall – Frame

Continue the project by assembling the other side wall for the ice shanty from 2×2 lumber and 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure you use the same woodworking techniques described above, to assemble the wall frame.

Front wall - Frame

Front wall – Frame

Build the front wall frame using the information from the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.

Assembling the shed frame

Assembling the shed frame

Fit the wall frames to the floor of the ice shanty and align the edges flush. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent walls together with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.

Ice shanty plans - Back view

Ice shanty plans – Back view

You need to take a look over PART 2 of the project, where I show you how to build the roof and the door for the ice shanty.

Ice fishing house Plans

Ice fishing house Plans

 

This portable ice shanty is light, so you can move it easily from one location to the other. In addition, you can build the shack by yourself so you keep the costs down furthermore.

 

 

This woodworking project was about portable ice shanty plans free. 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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