If you want to learn more about how to build a 4×4 deer stand, take a close look over this article. If you like hunting, then chances are you need to build a shelter so you can hide from the elements while shooting. Pay attention to our step by step diy deer stand plans and adjust the size of the project, if you need something larger. You can see plans for a 6×6 deer stand here.
Even if you have no prior woodworking experience, you can still build this hunting blind in one weekend. The project is basically a simple box made form 2×4 lumber and 3/4″ plywood. If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to plan everything with attention, as to prevent costly mistakes and to build a professional garden swing. Invest in high quality materials, such as pressure treated lumber, as the stand will be exposed to all kinds of weather.
4×4 Deer Stand Plans
- 1 – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
- 2 – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 45″x48″ long FLOOR
- 3 – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 83 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 41″ long FRONT WALL
- 4 – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75 1/4″ long, 3 pieces – 41″ long BACK WALL
- 5 – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 62 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 45″ long, 2 pieces – 42″ long, 1 piece – 6 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 36 3/4″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- 6 – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 46″ long RAFTERS
- 7 – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x80″ long, 1 piece – 48″x71″ long, 1 piece – 48″x79 1/2 long WALLS
- 8 – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 29″x57″ long ROOF
- 9 – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 35 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 41″x42 1/2″ long DOOR
- 22 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 200 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 500 pieces of 1 1/4″ screws
- 200 pieces of 2″ brad nails
- 2 hinges, 1 latch
- wood glue, stain/paint
- One day
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The first step of the project is to build the floor for the deer blind stand. Cut the joists from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular joists. Make sure the corners are right-angled.
Cut a piece of 3/4″ plywood and attach it to the joists, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock it to the joists. Align the edges with attention, making sure they are flush.
Build the front and back walls for the deer stand. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and secure them to the vertical posts with 2 1/2″ pocket screws. Make sure the corners are square and add waterproof glue to the joints.
Fit the front and back walls to the floor frame, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the wall frames and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor frame. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls before locking them into place with the screws.
Next, you need to assemble the side walls from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and lock them together with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and drill pilot holes before inserting the screws. In addition, you can adjust the size of the windows to suit your needs.
Fit the side walls to the floor, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor. In addition, you should lock the adjacent walls together by inserting 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square.
Use 2×4 lumber for the rafters. Cut both ends of the rafters at 80 degrees, using a miter saw.
Fit the rafters to the top of the deer stand. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Next, you need to build the front and back walls for the one person deer blind. Use a circular saw to make the cuts to the 3/4″ plywood sheets. Drill a starting hole and cut out the windows using a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Repeat the process for the side wall.
Attach the walls to the exterior of the deer stand. Align the edges with attention and use 2″ brad nails or 1 1/4″ screws to lock them into place. Leave no gaps between the panels and the frame.
Use the panel you cut out from the back wall. Assemble a frame from 2×4 lumber using pocket screws. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the horizontal components. Use 1 1/4″ screws and waterproof glue to secure the panel to the frame.
Fit the door to the back wall of the deer stand. Use two hinges to secure the door into place. In addition, use a latch to keep the door closed.
Use 3/4″ plywood to build the roof for the deer stand. Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock the plywood sheets into place. Use primer and paint to waterproof the roof. You can also staple tar paper to the roof, for a better result.
Next, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Apply a few coats of paint to the exterior of the deer blind, so it can blend in with the surrounding. You can also make some custom windows, if you want to seal the structure.
We recommend you to check if the components are locked into place properly and structure is rigid enough for your garden. Make sure there are no protruding screws or sharp edges.
PRO TIP: Fill the holes with a good wood filler and smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper. Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect them from decay. Check out the rest of the project to learn more about building garden projects.
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