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Deer Stand Plans – 4×8 – Free PDF Download

Deer stand plans – 4×8 – plans include a free PDF download, shopping list, cutting list, measurements, drawings, and step-by-step instructions.

Deer Stand Plans – 4×8 – Overview

Deer Stand Plans – 4×8 – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

Floor

6 – 2×4 – 8′

2 – 4×4 – 8′

1 – 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′

Wall Frame

23 – 2×4 – 8′

2 – 2×4 – 10′

Truss/Rafters

10 – 2×4 – 8′

1 – 2×4 – 10′

Siding

6 – 1/2″ plywood – 4′ x 8′

Roof Deck

3 – 1/2″ plywood – 4′ x 8′

Door

4 – 2×4 – 8′

Trim

8 – 1×4 – 8′

6 – 1×6 – 8′

Hardware

3 1/2″ galvanized nails

2″ deck screws

1 1/2″ finishing nails

1 1/2″ galvanized nails

3′ finishing nails

door handle

door latch

2 – door hinges

shingles

roofing paper

roof tacks

roofing staples

drip-edge

Cutting List

Cutting List

Floor

2 – 2×4 – 8′

7 – 2×4 – 3′ 9″

2 – 4×4 – 8′

1 – 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′

Wall Frame

2 – 2×4 – 8′

2 – 2×4 – 9′ 1″

12 – 2×4 2′ 9″

4 – 2×4 – 7′ 9″

6 – 2×4 – 1′ 4″

12 – 2×4 – 1′ 8″

4 – 2×4 – 3′ 5″

4 – 2×4 – 6′

4 – 2×4 – 3′ 2″

2 – 2×4 – 5′ 6 1/2″

1 – 1/2″ plywood – 3 1/2″ x 3′ 2″

Truss/Rafters

14 – 2×4 – 2′ 10 1/8″ (18.5-degree angle cuts on both ends in the same direction)

2 – 2×4 – 7″

1 – 2×4 – 9′ 1″

4 – 2×4 – 2 5/8″ x 1′ 9 3/4″

4 – 2×4 – 2 5/8″ x 1′ 10 1/2″

Siding

4 – 1/2″ plywood – 4′ x 6′ 9 1/2″

2 – 1/2″ plywood – 4′ x 7′ 5 3/4″

Roof Deck

3 – 1/2″ plywood – 4′ x 8′ (cut to size)

Door

2 – 2×4 – 5′ 8 3/4″

1 – 2×4 – 2′ 11″

3 – 2×4 – 2′ 4″

Trim

8 – 1×4 – 8′ (cut to size)

6 – 1×6 – 8′ (cut to size)

Floor

Deer stand plans 4x8 - floor frame.

Cut two 2×4’s to 8′ long. Cut seven 2×4’s to 3′ 9″ long. Assemble the floor frame as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - floor skids.

Cut two 4×4’s to 8′ long, cut the ends of the 4×4 skids as shown on illustration above. Install the 4×4 skids to the bottom of the floor frame, toenail 3 1/2″ nails through the floor frame and into the skids.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - floor deck.

Cut a 3/4″ plywood to 4’x8′ for the floor deck. Use 2″ deck screws to install floor deck.

Wall Frame

Deer stand plans 4x8 - front/back wall frame.

Front/back wall frame:

Cut two 2×4’s to 8′ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 9′ 1″ long. Cut ten 2×4’s to 2′ 9″ long. Cut four 2×4’s to 7′ 9″ long. Cut four 2×4’s to 1′ 4″ long. Cut ten 2×4’s to 1′ 8″ long.

Assemble the front and back wall frames as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - right wall frame.

Right wall frame:

Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 5″ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 6′ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 2′ 9″ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 2″ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 4″ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 8″ long.

Assemble the right wall frame as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - left wall frame.

Left wall frame:

Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 5″ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 6′ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 5′ 6 1/2″ long. Cut two 2×4’s to 3′ 2″ and a 1/2″ plywood to 3 1/2″ x 3′ 2″ for the header, see illustration below for details.

Assemble the left wall frame as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - header details.

Header Details

Deer stand plans 4x8 - wall framing.

Install the wall frames using 3 1/2″ nails. Nail wall frame into floor and wall frames.

Truss/Rafters

Deer stand plans 4x8 - rafter details.

Cut fourteen 2×4’s to 2′ 10 1/8″ long. Cut 18.5-degree angle cuts on both ends in the same direction.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - birds mouth details.

Cut the birds-mouth to the rafters as shown on illustration above.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - ridge board.

Cut two 2×4’s to 7″ long. Cut one 2×4 to 9′ 1″ long. Install the 2×4 ridge board as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - rafters.

Install the rafters as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - blocking.

Cut four 2×4’s to 2 5/8″ x 1′ 9 3/4″. Cut four 2×4’s to 2 5/8″ x 1′ 10 1/2″. Install between rafters as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Siding

Deer stand plans 4x8 - front/back siding.

Front/back siding:

Cut four 1/2″ – 4’x8′ plywood to 6′ 9 1/2″ long. Notch plywood siding around roof boards and install using 1 1/2″ finishing nails. Cut window opening as shown on illustration above.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - right/left siding.Right/left siding:

Cut two 1/2″ – 4’x8′ plywood to 7′ 5 3/4″ long. Measure and cut the plywood siding on top and notch around roof boards. Install using 1 1/2″ finishing nails. Cut out window and door opening. The door opening plywood will be used to build the door.

Cut and remove bottom plate from door opening.

Roof Deck

Deer stand plans 4x8 - roof deck.

Measure, cut, and install the 1/2″ plywood roof deck using 1 1/2″ nails.

Door

Deer stand plans 4x8 - door opening trim.

Cut two 2×4’s to 6′ 1/4″ long. Cut one 2×4 to 3′ 6″ long. Install to door opening as shown on illustration above using 3″ finishing nails.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - door.

Cut two 2×4’s to 5′ 8 3/4″ long. Cut one 2×4 to 2′ 11″ long. Cut three 2×4’s to 2′ 4″ long.

Assemble door as shown on illustration above, nail 1 1/2″ nails through the plywood and into the 2×4’s.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - door hinges and handle.

Attach the hinges to the door and install door, install door handle. Cut out window opening.

Trim

Deer stand plans 4x8 - corner trim.

Measure, cut, and install the 1×4 corner trim as shown on illustration above using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

Deer stand plans 4x8 - window opening trim.

Measure, cut, and install 1×6 trim to the inside of the window opening using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

Shingles/Paint

Deer stand plans 4x8 - shingles and paint.

Install roofing paper, drip-edge, and shingles. Protect wood by painting or use wood stain or finish.

Camouflage Paint

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3 comments

  1. nice plans, thank you

  2. I have been wanting to build one, plans look great, nice design.

  3. thank you,plans look great, nice design.

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