This step by step woodworking project is about 4×8 deer stand plans. If you have a passion for hunting and you want to have more chances when shooting the deer, you should consider framing a box stand. This project is ideal if you like to hunt with a friend, as it’s a 2 person deer blind. With 2x4s, 3/4″ plywood and a few screws you can build this project is less than a week. So what’s stopping you from taking hunting to the next level?
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy quality lumber, such as pine. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. You can see here plans for a 4×4 deer stand that is perfect for one person.
Made from this plan
- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
- 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 2xFRONT WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 3 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 14″ long DOOR 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 FRONT WALL
- 38 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 500 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 100 pieces of 1 1/4″ screws
- wood glue, stain
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Weekend
4×8 Deer Stand Plans
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the 2 person deer blind. As you can see in the plans, you need to use 2×4 or 2×6 beams for the components. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the edges are flush and check the corners for squareness.
Attach a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the joists. Use 1 1/4″ screws to secure the plywood piece to the joists, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the plywood piece and the floor frame for a professional result. Invest in pressure treated plywood, as the sheets will be exposed to the elements.
The next step of the deer box project is to assemble the front and the back wall. Cut the plates and the studs from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs equally spaced, every 16″ on center.
As you can notice in the plans, you have to frame the window opening. Moreover, double the studs placed at both ends of the wall. Fit 1/2″ pieces of plywood between the double studs.
Next, build the side wall. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are right angled and insert the screws.
Build the door wall frame using the information from the diagram. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber/ Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. As you notice in diagram, you need to frame the door and the window opening.
After building the four walls of the 2 person deer stand, you need to assemble them together tightly. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor. Make sure the edges are flush before inserting the screws.
In addition, you need to secure the adjacent walls together by using 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes and insert the galvanized screws. Check the corners for squareness before inserting the screws.
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