This step by step woodworking project is about free elevated deer blind plans. If you like spending time in the wilderness and you are also a hunter, this elevated deer blind could come very handy to you. I have designed this project so you can access on all for sides. My plans come with step by step instructions and you can easily adjust all the dimensions to suit your needs. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. 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.
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Elevated Deer Blind Plans
- A – 6 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 77 1/2″ long POSTS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 6 pieces – 69″ long JOISTS
- C – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 69″ long FLOOR
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long, 1 piece – 24″x72″ long FLOOR
- E – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 65″ long, 4 pieces – 22 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 32 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long, 2 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 62″ long, 4 pieces – 22 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 32 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long, 2 pieces – 72″ long, 1 piece – 62″ long, 1 piece – 36 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 22 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 32 1/2″ long FRONT WALL
- 6 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 12 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 43 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
Building an elevated deer blind
The first step of the project is to frame the floor for the hunting house. Cut the components from 2×6 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square.
Fit the 4×4 posts for the elevated deer blind into the ground. Dig 2-3′ into the ground and then set the posts into concrete. Use a spirit level to plumb the posts before attaching the 2×6 beams to the bottom. As you can imagine, you can adjust the size of the posts to suit your needs.
Attach the floor frame to the top of the posts. Use a spirit level to check if the frame is perfectly horizontal. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the posts.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ to lock the sheets into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a neat result.
Build the back wall frame for the deer blind from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions, using the information from the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.
Assemble the frames for the side walls from 2×4 lumber. Place the studs every 16″ on center. As you can notice in the diagram, the horizontal window opening will be large enough for you to have a great view.
Frame the front wall of the deer blind. As you can see in the image, you have to leave enough space for the door opening.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the hunting blind. Align the edges flush and then secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Lock the adjacent walls together with 3 1/2″ screws, after making sure the corners are square.
If you want build this deer blind you should check out PART 2 of the project, where I show you how to frame the roof. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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