This step by step diy woodworking project is about elevated deer stand roof plans. This project features instructions for building a gable roof for the elevated 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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Elevated Deer Stand Roof Plans
- K – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 42 1/4″x82″ long ROOF
- L – 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 14″x65″ long, 2 pieces – 15″x62″ long BLINDS
- N – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x34″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 25 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long DOOR
How to build the roof an elevated deer stand
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″.
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.
Build the door from 1×4 lumber and 3/4″ plywood. Cut the plywood panel at 24″x34″ or you can use the piece that has been cut out when building the back wall. Attach 1×4 trims to the panel, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 5/8″ to lock the trims to the panel.
Fit the door to the opening and lock it to the wall with hinges. Install a latch to keep it tightly closed.
Cut the window blinds from 3/4″ plywood. Fit the panels into place and secure them to the top edge with hinges.
Cut the window blinds for the front and back faces of the elevated deer blind. Use hinges to lock the sheets to the top of the edge of the opening.
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.
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