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Building A Deer Blind Roof

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This step by step project is about building deer blind roof. After building the frame of the 6×6 deer blind, we recommend you to consider building the roof and the door. Fit the components into place accurately and secure everything tightly. You should adjust the slope of the roof, according to the area where you want to use it. cover the components with waterproof paint to protect the components from moisture.

There are several aspects that any person should take into account before starting the woodworking project. First of all, you need to use weather-resistant lumber, such as cedar, pine or redwood. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components, if you want to lock them together tightly. In addition, add wood glue to the joints and check if the corners are right-angled. Plan everything from the very beginning, if you want to get a professional result. See all my Premium Plans HERE.

 

 

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Building a Deer Blind Roof

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Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

One week

Related:

Part 1: Deer Blind Plans

Part 2: Building a deer blind roof

 

 

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Building a Deer Blind Roof

Fitting-the-ridge-beam-supports

Fitting-the-ridge-beam-supports

Start the roof project by fitting the 2×4 supports to the top of the front and back wall frames. Drill pocket holes at one end of the supports. Center the support to the top plates, as shown in the diagram. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the supports into place tightly. Use L ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock the supports into place.

Fitting-the-ridge-beam

Fitting-the-ridge-beam

Fit the 2×6 beam to the top of the supports. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock it into place tightly. If you did everything correctly, the ridge beam will be perfectly horizontally.

Cutting-the-rafters

Cutting-the-rafters

The first step of the outdoor project is to build the rafters for the deer blind. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the rafters out of 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a circular saw.

Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and repeat the process for the rest of the components. Make sure you cut the rafters perfectly straight using a sharp blade.

Fitting-the-rafters

Fitting-the-rafters

Place the rafters equally-spaced and leave no gaps between the components.

Lay the rafters over the wooden structure and secure them to the top plates by using rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws.

Side-wall-panels

Side-wall-panels

After assembling the frame of the 6×6 deer stand together, we recommend you to attach the exterior walls to the structure. Mark the cut lines over the 1/2″ plywood sheets and get the job done with a circular saw.

Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a vacuum. Drill pilot holes and secure the sheets to the frame using 1 5/8″ screws, along the studs and plates.

Back-wall-panels

Back-wall-panels

Fit the panels to the back wall, as well. Make the cuts around the door and window openings. We will be using the panel for the deer blind door.

Front-wall-panels

Front-wall-panels

Last, but not least, we will be attaching the panels to the front of the structure. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the panels into place tightly.

Fitting-the-purlins

Fitting-the-purlins

Attach the 1×4 purlins to the top of the deer blind. Check if the side overhangs are equal. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting-the-roof-sheets

Fitting-the-roof-sheets

Set the metal roofing sheets to the top of the shelter. Use tin snips / circular saw with metal blade to adjust the size of the sheets. Attach the panels to the top of the deer blind and lock them into place with appropriate roofing screws.

Assembling-the-door-frame

Assembling-the-door-frame

Use 2×2 lumber for the door frame. Cut all components as shown in the diagram and lay them on a level surface. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical and middle components. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the door frame.

Door-panel

Door-panel

Attach the panel you cut out in a previous step to the door frame. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the panel into place.

Fitting-the-door

Fitting-the-door

Fit the door into the opening and secure it into place by using several metal hinges. Make sure all the components are aligned with great care and fit a latch to close the door properly.

Top Tip: Leave no gaps between the door and the deer blind frame. Apply a few coats of camouflage waterproof paint over the components, to protect them from moisture and to enhance the look of the structure.

Diagonal brace

Diagonal brace

Cut the diagonal braces for the deer blind. Make the angle cuts to both ends of the boards.

Fitting-the-diagonal-braces

Fitting-the-diagonal-braces

Fit the 2×4 diagonal braces to the base of the deer stand. Plumb the posts and then secure the braces into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Use at least two screws for each joint.

Fitting-the-steps

Fitting-the-steps

Fit the 2×4 steps to the tower. Secure the steps into place with 2 1/2″ screws.

6x6 Deer Blind Plans - side view

6×6 Deer Blind Plans – side view

 

6x6 Deer Blind Plans - dimensions

6×6 Deer Blind Plans – dimensions

Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and let the compound to dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper along the wood grain.

Top Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to enhance the look of the deer stand and to protect the components from decay. Check out the rest of the projects to see how to build the frame of the hunting blind.

 

 

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