Where Can You Find DIY Plans for Ice Fishing Shack Construction?


WisconsinOutdoor.com, MnSportsmans.com, MotherEarthNews.com, BackYardSpaces.com and WaterAndWoods.net all have construction plans for ice fishing shacks. Plans available range from easy portable pop-up units that can be built for under $50, as of 2015, to more intricate designs that employ skis, runners or a trailer with wheels for transportation.

The simplest plans require plywood, 2 x 4 boards and a tarpaulin that can be broken apart for easy transportation in a vehicle. More intricate designs incorporate old skis — runners made from lumber or a trailer frame with wheels that allow the unit to be towed to the desired location with a snowmobile or ATV. If a heater of any fuel type is used, proper ventilation must be installed.