Deer Box Stand Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about deer box stand plans. The project features instructions for building a 4×8 deer blind. This is a heavy duty construction that will stand time for many years in a row. If you want to decrease the costs or the total weight of the construction, you should place the studs 24″ on center, instead of 16″.  Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.

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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Deer Box Stand Plans

Building a 4x8 deer blind

Building a 4×8 deer blind

 

  • A – 7 piece of 2×4 lumber – 45″ long, 2 pieces – 96″ long JOISTS
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long FLOOR
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 22 1/2″ long, 5 pieces – 32 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 3 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 14″ long BACK WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 32 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 38″ long FRONT WALL
  • F – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber -96″ long, 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 46 1/2″ long RAFTERS
  • G – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x77″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x82 1/2″ long WALLS
  • H – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 34 1/2″x52 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 31 1/2″x52 3/4″ long ROOFING SHEETS
  • I – 40 sq ft of tar paper, 40 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

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How to build a 4×8 deer stand

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the frame of the floor. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to cut the components at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the joists. Make sure the corners are square and insert screws to lock everything together tightly.

If you want to protect the joists from moisture you can fit a couple of 4×4 skids under the frame.

Fitting the floor

Fitting the floor

Attach the 4×8 plywood sheet to the joists and align the edges as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the plywood sheet to the joists tightly.

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

Continue the project by assembling the side walls. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber using the information from the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs, as shown in the diagram. Remember that you can modify the size of the window opening to suit your needs.

Fitting the side walls

Fitting the side walls

Fit the side walls to the floor of the deer box and align the edges. Use a spirit level to make sure the walls are plumb and lock them temporarily into place using 2×4 braces. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor joists.

Back Wall

Back Wall

Next, you need to build the back wall for the 4×8 deer blind. Cut the components at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the bottom and top plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align everything with attention.

Front wall

Front wall

Build the front wall in the same manner described above.

Assembling the frame of the deer box

Assembling the frame of the deer box

Fit the front and the back walls to the floor of the deer blind. Align the edges with attention, making sure the corners are right-angled. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the adjacent walls together tightly. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor joists.

Rafters plans

Rafters plans

Build the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the beams and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result.

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

Next, attach the rafters to a 2×6 beam, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes through the beam and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the rafters, making sure you place them equally-spaced.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the deer box and align everything with attention. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the plates.

Installing the back panel

Installing the back panel

Next, attach the 3/4″ plywood panels to the back of the deer box. Make the cuts to the panel as shown in the diagram. Drill a starting holes and make the openings with a jigsaw. Attach the panels to the walls and secure them into place with 1 1/4″ screws.

Fitting the end wall

Build the back panel and secure it to the studs with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure you leave no gaps between the studs and the panels.

Side panels

Side panels

Next, you need to attach the panels to the sides of the deer blind. Start with the short side. Make the cuts to the plywood sheets and secure them to the wall frames using 1 1/4″ screws or nails. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.

Attaching the side panels

Attaching the side panels

Build the panels for the taller side and lock them into place with 1 1/4″ screws or nails.

Fitting the door

Fitting the door

Use the panel that you have cut out from the back wall and transform it into a door. Secure the door to the wall with several hinges. In addition, install a latch to lock the door into place tightly.

Fitting the roofing sheets

Fitting the roofing sheets

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the roofing sheets to the rafters. Cut the sheets from 3/4″ plywood and center them to the rafters, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the rafters, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the sheets and the rafters.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with the tar paper and then install asphalt shingles. Alternatively, you can seal the roof by installing corrugated metal sheets.

Deer box stand plans

Deer box stand plans

 

Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Use 120-200 grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Remember that you can adjust the design and size of the deer blind to suit your needs. Check out the 6×6 deer blind plans we also have on our site.

Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the components from decay, we recommend you to apply paint or stain.

4x8 Deer Blind Plans

4×8 Deer Blind Plans

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27 Comments »

  1. Charles Haberle at - Reply

    Good Day! I was wondering if you could build this out of 2×3’s instead of 2×4’s. It would help to reduce weight and cost. Structurally would it be sound and how does it change the cuts inside the walls. I would still use 2x4s for the floor. Thanks

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      I will change the size of the side wall frames (the small ones). You’ll need to make them 2″ longer.

  2. CHuck at - Reply

    I was thinking of leaving the back wall at 84″ and dropping the front wall down to 72 ish” and just make the roof fit into the top of the blind like a pocket. With a 1 foot slope of the roof all the Northern Michigan snow should slide right off. But how should I do the rafters?

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