How to build a deer stand

This step by step diy project is about how to build a deer stand. If you want to build a learn more about building a nice deer bind, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams and build the structure, even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking. Take a look over the rest of the projects, to see more alternatives and design ideas.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. In most of the cases, you need a friend to give you a hand when assembling the deer blind. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure.

 

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Deer stand plans

Building a deer stand

Building a deer stand

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 83 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 41″ long FRONT WALL
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 77″ long, 3 pieces – 41″ long BACK WALL
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 28 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 69 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 75 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • D – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45″ long, 2 pieces – 35 1/2″ long FLOOR
  • E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 35 1/2″x48″ long FLOORING
  • F – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 40″x80″ long, 1 piece – 48″x79 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″x73″ long WALLS

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

Tools

  • One Week

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How to build a deer stand

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

 

The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the deer stand. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to build the components out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the side components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints for a better bond.

 

Fitting the floor panel

Fitting the floor panel

 

Next, attach a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the frame of the floor. Align the edges with great care and secure the sheet to the frame using 1 1/4 ” screws. Make sure the edges are flush before inserting the screws.

 

Building the exterior walls of the deer stand

Building the exterior walls of the deer stand

 

Continue the project by building the exterior walls of the deer stand. As you can easily notice in the free plans, you need to mark the cut lines on 3/4″ plywood sheets. Use a circular saw to make the cuts and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper for a professional result. Drill starting holes and use a jigsaw to make the openings.

 

Building the front panel

Building the front panel

 

Next, you need to build the wall frames and attach them to the plywood panels. Build the studs out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical components. Attach the frame to the panel and insert finishing nails to lock them together tightly.

 

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

 

Building the side walls requires more attention, as you need to make angle cuts. Cut the top of the vertical studs at 80 degrees. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical studs. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between components.

 

Building the back wall

Building the back wall

 

Build the frame for the back wall. Assemble the components and secure it to the plywood panel using finishing nails. Add glue to the joints and leave no gaps between the frame and the panel.

 

Assembling the frame of the deer blind

Assembling the frame of the deer blind

 

After building the walls, we recommend you to assemble everything together. Align the edges with attention, making sure the corners are square and the edges flush. Leave no gaps between the components and lock the wall together by inserting 2 1/2″ screws.

 

Deer stand plans

Deer stand plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the project to learn how to build the door and the roof for the stand.

 

 

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