This step by step diy woodworking project is about 8×8 deer stand roof plans. This project features instructions for building a gable roof for the 2 person 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. 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.
Projects made from these plans
Elevated 8×8 Deer Stand Roof Plans
- H – 4 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x81 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x93 1/2″ long PANELS
- I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long RIDGE BEAM
- J – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 50 3/8″ long RAFTERS
- K – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 96″ long ROOF
- L – 80 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 26 1/4″x49 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 26 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 46 1/2″ long DOOR
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 80 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 4 1/2″ screws
- 60 sq ft of tar paper
- 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 1 latch
- 2 hinges
How to build the roof for a 8×8 deer stand
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.
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.
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.
Cut the panels for the back wall and then secure them into place.
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″.
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 2×2 lumber and 1/2″ plywood. Cut the plywood panel at 26 1/4″x49 1/2″ 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.
Fit the door to the opening and lock it to the wall with hinges. Install a latch to keep it tightly closed.
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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