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How do you build an elevated deer blind with plans?

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A deer blind is constructed with joists and a frame, a floor and walls using 2x4s and 3/4-inch plywood. Ideally, the lumber should be weather-resistant pine, cedar or redwood.

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In order to build a 6x6 foot deer blind:

  1. Build the floor
  2. Begin by building the floor's frame. Using four 2x4s, create a 6x6 square foot frame. Cut six 2x4s to measure 69 inches in length and attach them to the frame, evenly spacing the joists every 8 inches. Pre-drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting and make sure floor joists and frame is level without any gaps.

  3. Build the walls
  4. Cut the wall framing out of 2x4s. The frame should be 6 feet high and 6 feet wide. Windows can be framed into the side walls by opening a 2 foot gap between the studs and anchoring. Make certain everything is even with a spirit level. Attach the walls to the floor with screws. Continue with the front and back walls, making accommodations for a framed entry door.

  5. Attach exterior walls
  6. Once the frame is build, attach the plywood to the exterior of the structure and add finishing details such as filling in holes, sanding and staining or painting.

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