8×10 Deer Hunting Blind Roof Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about 8×10 deer hunting blind roof plans. This is PART 2 of the large deer hunting blind, where I show you how to build the gable roof. This blind is sturdy and it features windows on all sides and a back door. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden. See all my woodworking hunting plans HERE.

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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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8×10 Deer Hunting Blind Roof Plans




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  • F – 4 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x81 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x93 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x81 1/4″ long PANELS
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long RIDGE BEAM
  • H – 18 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 50 3/8″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x96″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 120″ long ROOF
  • J – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • K – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 53″ long, 2 pieces – 121″ long TRIMS
  • L – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 26 1/4″x70″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 26 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 67″ long, 1 piece – 23 1/4″ long DOOR

  • 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 10′
  • 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
  • 9 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10′
  • 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles
  • 1 5/8″ screws
  • 2 1/2″ screws
  • 4 1/2″ screws
  • 1 latch, 2 hinges
  • heater

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 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One week





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How to build the roof for a 8×10 deer blind

Fitting the ridge beam

Fitting the ridge beam

The first step of the project is to fit the ridge beam to the top of the wall plates. Use 2×4 lumber for the the vertical supports and 2×6 lumber for the ridge beam. Fit the supports to the middle of the top plates and secure them into place with screws. Fit the ridge beam and check if it is horizontal with a spirit level.



Next, 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.



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 panels

Side 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 with screws.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Build the roof of the deer stand from 3/4″ plywood. Fit 1×2 slats to close the roof gap, next to the top ridge. 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″.

Building the trim rafters

Building the trim rafters

Next, you need to build the roof trims from 2×6 lumber. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts to both ends of the trims.

Fitting the trims

Fitting the trims

Fit the trims to the exterior of the deer blind, as shown in the plans. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

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″x70″ 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.

How to build a 8x10 deer stand

How to build a 8×10 deer stand

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

8x10 Deer Stand Plans

8×10 Deer Stand Plans

Now that you have assembled everything with attention, we recommend you to cover the exterior components with a few coats of paint. 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 8×10 deer hunting blind 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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