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If you want to learn more about a simple 4×6 deer stand plans you have to take a close look over the free plans in the article. This 6×6 deer blind is built on a sturdy frame and it features windows on all 4 sides. In addition, you have a door for access inside of the shelter. The gable roof is easy to make and it will serve you well during the rainy of snowy days. Please take a thorough look over my diagrams, cut list and instructions and tell me if you resonate with me and think it’s a solid design!

My woodworking plans come with step by step instructions and detailed diagrams. In addition, I have these plans in an easy printable format for you, so you can download them. If you want to support GardenPlansFree, buying the PDF plans will be really helpful.

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 project. Invest in high quality materials, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as the bench will be exposed to all kinds of weather. Apply a few coats of paint over the components, to enhance their appearance and to protect them from bad weather.

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Building-a-4×6-deer-blind

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 5 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long FLOOR
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 4 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 65″ long, 4 pieces – 18 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 36 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 72 long, 2 pieces – 38″ long, 2 pieces – 18 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 36 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 3 pieces – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 14″ long FRONT WALL
  • F – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 6 pieces – 46 1/2″ long RAFTERS
  • F – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x80″ long RAFTERS
  • G – 3 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x80 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″x80 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″x76 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″x76 1/2″ long PANELS
  • H – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 22 1/2″x72″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 69″ long, 1 piece – 19 1/2″ long DOOR
  • 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8 ft
  • 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x6′
  • 29 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
  • 6 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 3 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8 ft
  • 30 sq ft of asphalt shingles
  • 500 1 5/8″ screws
  • 100 2 1/2″ screws
  • 300 3 1/2″ screws
  • 25 pieces of 5 1/2″ screws
  • wood glue, stain/paint
  • door hardware kit
  • elevated platform mounts

Tools

  • Hammer, Tape measure, Carpentry square, Pocket hole jig
  • Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander, Router
  • Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses, Respiratory Mask

Time

  • One weekend

STEP 1: Building the deer blind floor

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Floor-frame—deer-blind

The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the 4×6 deer stand. As you can see in the diagram, you need to cut the joists from 2×6 lumber. Lay the components on a level surface and align the edges flush.

Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to assemble the frame. Make sure the corners are square. Place the joists every 16″ on center, as shown in the diagram.

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Fitting-the-floor-sheet

Fit the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood sheets to the floor frame and align the edges flush. Leave no gaps between the sheets and secure them into place, every 8″ along the joists, using 1 5/8 screws. Invest in pressure treated plywood if you want your project to last longer.

STEP 2: Building the wall frames for the deer blind

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Back-wall-frame—deer-stand

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The next step of the project is to build the back wall for the hunting blind. Use 2×4 lumber for the back wall and cut the components at the right dimensions, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates before inserting the screws.

Insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the plates to the studs. Make sure the corners are square. As you can see in the plans, you need to frame a window to the wall frames so you can have a good view, and the door opening for an easy access inside.

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Front-wall-frame

Also, use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to assemble everything together tightly. The front wall has an opening for the door. You can adjust the size of the door to suit your needs.

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Side-wall-frame

Build the side wall frames for the deer stand, using the same techniques described above. Notice the large windows on the sides of the stand, so you have a 360 degree view on the field. You can make modifications to suit your needs. The frame has double studs at both ends of the wall. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double studs.

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Assembling-the-frame-of-the-deer-stand

Fit the side wall frames to the floor and plumb them with a spirit level. Align the edges flush with the floor, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor.

Next, lay the front and back wall frames into place, making sure the edges are aligned and the corners are square. Lock the adjacent walls together with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square.

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STEP 3: Building the lean to roof

Fitting-the-ridge-beam

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Rafters-for-4×6-deer-stand

Next, you need to build the rafters from 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with circular saw. The cut will create a small roof pitch.

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Fitting-the-rafters-to-the-deer-blind

Fit the 72″ rafter to the top of the side wall frame. Drill pocket holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the plate. Then install the rest of the rafters every 16″ on center. Drill pilot holes through the rim rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the regular rafters. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the other end to the opposite side wall.

STEP 4: Attaching the wall panels to the deer stand

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Tall-side-wall-siding

Use 1/2″ plywood for the exterior wall panels. Mark the cut lines on the panels and make the cuts with a circular saw. Align the edges with attention and use 1 5/8″ screws or 6d nails to lock the panels to the framing. Notice the blinds. You need to secure them to the wall panel with hinges.

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Short-side-wall-siding-sheets

Attach the 1/2″ plywood panels to the other side wall of the shooting stand.

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Front-wall-panels

Cut and fit the panels to the front and back of the deer stand. Notice the cuts around the door opening. That will the difference between the front and back walls.

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Fitting-the-roof-sheets

Since this is a budget friendly project, the roof will be made from 1/2″ plywood. Attach the plywood panel to the top of the deer stand and notice the even overhangs on the sides. Insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the rafters.

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Fitting-the-roofing—deer-blind

Install the shingles to the top of the deer stand. Install the drip edges, as well. Start fitting the singles front the bottom left up to the top. Alternatively, you can replace the plywood with 1×4 purlins and the shingles with metal roof sheets.

STEP 5: Building the door for the deer stand

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Door-frame-for-hunting-blind

Use 2×2 lumber for the door frame. Cut all the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram and lay them on a level surface. Drill pocket holes as shown in the plans and assemble the frame with 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.

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Fitting-the-door-panel-to-the-frame

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Use 1/2″ plywood for the door panel. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the frame of the door.

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Fitting-the-door-to-the-stand

Fit the door to the opening and lock it to the front wall with hinges. Install a latch to keep the door locked while you are out.

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4×6-Small-Deer-stand-plans

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Apply a few coats of paint over the exterior of the shed. Attach the windows to the opening or use the panels that you cut out, as basic blinds. You should consider building a slightly larger 5×6 gable deer blind or an elevated 6×6 deer blind.

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Deer-stand-plans—4×6-with-dimensions

You can see in the top diagram the overall dimensions for the deer stand. This will be helpful for you, since you know the overall dimensions beforehand. In addition, if you want more building inspiration, see a list with lots of free deer stand plans HERE.


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FAQs

How much does it cost to build a hunting blind? ›

DIY Box Blind for Deer Hunting

This deer blind may take around 10 hours to complete and is estimated to cost around $300.

How high should a deer blind be off the ground? ›

What is the best height for a blind? Every hunter has different needs, so it is always best to pick hunting equipment or tactics that work best for your specific style of hunting, but a good rule of thumb is about 5-10 feet off the ground.

How do you build a hunting blind platform? ›

Make sure your eight foot or is on the outside and your five foot nine is on the inside. We're gonna

How wide should a deer blind be? ›

The floor size should be adequate to accommodate a foldable chair and the hunter's gear allowing at least an 180 to a 270-degree view. A standard two-person ground blind is going to have approximately a 60” x 60” shooting width and anywhere from a 54” to 64” standing height similar to the Big Game Quantum ground blind.

How do you stand up an elevated deer blind? ›

How To Elevate Your Hunting Blind - YouTube

Can deer smell you in an elevated blind? ›

They Smell You…

Too, your scent is not nearly as detectable from above as when you are at the same level as the deer. From an elevated position, the deer are also less likely to get spooked by noise.

Do deer avoid blinds? ›

In and of themselves, permanent blinds will not spook deer. The deer will get used to them within about two weeks and will totally accept them within a month, or so, not even looking at them.

How high should your deer stand be? ›

Often times 20 feet is the benchmark. This will get you up high enough to be out of direct line of sight for any deer in the area and is not so high that a hunter feels uncomfortable climbing to and getting into the stand safely.

How do you secure a ground blind to a platform? ›

How to attach a blind to a shooting house platform - YouTube

How do you make a deer ground blind? ›

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How do you make an octagon deer blind? ›

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Where should a ground blind be placed in the woods? ›

“Try setting ground blinds in areas where you can get at least one wind that the deer cannot get downwind of you easily,” Rising said. “This could be a field edge close to a steep drop, a really thick area, or a body of water.”

Do Ground blinds have floors? ›

Features will vary from brand to brand, but generally speaking a soft-sided, hub-style ground blind does not have a floor, has a quiet window system, is constructed of sturdy fade- and water-resistant fabrics, has a blackout interior, and uses a hub system for fast and easy setup.

Where should ground blinds be placed? ›

Ground Blind Placement

Look for cover or bedding areas and food sources, as the deer will leave their bedding areas to head to that food source. Ground blinds should be placed where you have clear vision into the deer's feeding area, but still allows you to be concealed and undetected.

What angle should deer stand legs be? ›

Each leg will be 6-foot long and coming out at an angle of 15 degrees. The platform and legs will be made out of 2-inch square tubing.

Do deer blinds scare deer? ›

If you tried that without a blind, you would spook prospective targets before they even entered the field! Unlike a treestand, however, a ground blind will draw a deer's immediate attention. They'll even avoid it for a few days after it's placed. But don't be deterred.

How do you tie down a hunting blind? ›

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How long does it take deer to get used to a blind? ›

Deer and other animals need time to get used to it, so set it up well before the season begins — three to six weeks should be ample time. BONUS PRO TIP — Before you can set up early, you'll need to do some research and scouting. You probably won't find a trophy buck in an open field or meadow.

Do you have to brush in a ground blind? ›

The most successful hunters all have something in common – they don't leave anything to chance if they don't have to. While it isn't mandatory to brush in a ground blind, it's one of those things that is within your control.

Can deer see in a ground blind? ›

Deer can see into a ground blind at close distances. Your movements have to be calculated just as they would be when hunting from a tree stand or an open ground set. Trade out camo for black or dark clothing to better blend into the inside of the blind.

How do you scent proof ground blind? ›

How To Scent Proof Your Ground Blind - Lethal Products - YouTube

How do you keep deer from smelling? ›

8 Ways to Beat a Deer's Nose
  1. Take a Bath. I always take a shower with scent-reducing soap before each hunt. ...
  2. Baking Soda Tooth Paste. ...
  3. Wash Those Clothes. ...
  4. Wear Rubber Boots. ...
  5. Properly Storing Clothing. ...
  6. Scent-Proof Your Gear. ...
  7. Monitor Winds Upon Entry (and Exit) ...
  8. Hunt Stands with Favorable Winds.
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Why are deer stands elevated? ›

In Closing. If you want to elevate your hunting game, a deer blind raised off the ground helps keeps your scent down muffles any sounds you make, and brings you close to your family and friends. Elevated blinds are also safer and keep you warmer and drier than other hunting setups.

Can you bow hunt out of a ground blind? ›

A ground blind has long been used for sitting in open areas where visibility is more significant. However, when setting up for bow hunting deer, one must be more specific to where the blind is set up. As a rule of thumb, most bowhunters have an accurate shooting range of forty yards or less.

Can you put a deer blind in the middle of a field? ›

Most hunters opt for a hunting blind on or in the middle of a field where deer feed on a regular basis. This works well if you are seeing deer show up in daylight hours when glassing the fields or checking trail cameras.

Do deer avoid permanent stands? ›

A recent study showed that permanent stands that have been hung in a tree and left there for years can quickly destroy a great hunting spot. “Studies have shown deer will go 60-100 yards out of their way to avoid treestands when they know they are there” Winand said.

Can deer smell you in a tree stand? ›

More often than not, a deer will smell you before seeing or hearing you when you're in the tree stand. One of the most tried and true hunting tips is to play the wind when you hunt. If you're always downwind, they can't smell you.

Do you aim high or low when shooting from a tree stand with a bow? ›

When bowhunting from a treestand or in terrain with significant inclines, you might need to adjust your aiming point. When bowhunting from a treestand that's roughly 20 feet high and shooting at deer 15 yards or more away, bowhunters might need to aim slightly lower than they would when shooting from ground level.

How early should you be in your tree stand? ›

Try to be in your stand and ready to go at least an hour before shooting light, which often means leaving the truck a solid 2 hours before shooting light. This gives you time to cool off from that extra-long hike, get your gear ready and let the woods settle back down before the sun peaks over the horizon.

How do I raise my ground blind? ›

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How do you move a deer blind? ›

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How do you make a natural ground blind? ›

Making a Natural Ground Blind Part 1 - YouTube

Can you deer hunt from the ground? ›

Just as you would in a treestand, think about typical wind direction and make sure the trail will provide a broadside shot. If you're a public lands bowhunter, the sitting on the ground with decent cover is probably the way to go. If you have private ground to hunt, consider a hub-style, pop-up blind.

Is it better to hunt from a blind or tree stand? ›

Treestand advantages and disadvantages

The obvious advantage over hunting from a ground blind is simply visibility from a higher vantage point. From an elevated position you will be able to see and shoot further. Deer are also less likely to look for a threat hanging up high up above them than at ground level.

Can deer smell makeup? ›

Some game animals don't have a fantastic sense of smell, but most do. The scent of makeup, styling crème, and hand lotion is more than enough to make you and your fellow hunters lose out. You might see a deer wind you and bolt, or you may never know you missed out because they turned tail out of sight.

Can you shoot through the mesh on a ground blind? ›

In short, the data shows that you can confidently shoot through a mesh window and expect to hit what you are aiming at with notable accuracy. That is not to say a problem could not arise; this is the real world, after all.

What is the disadvantage of a ground blind? ›

Disadvantages. Make human scent and movement at ground level easier for game to detect. Offer limited visibility and shooting lanes.

What is the first action that should be taken when exiting a ground blind? ›

For safety when you are entering or exiting a ground blind: Keep the firearm's muzzle pointed in a safe direction and... Safely unload the firearm and put the safety in the “on” position.

What is an advantage of a pit blind over a ground blind? ›

Advantages. Present a much lower silhouette than a ground blind. Provide a comfortable ledge seat. Can be made large enough to accommodate rain gear, lunch, spotting scope, and any other comforts the hunter may require during a long wait for action.

How do you stay concealed in a ground blind? ›

Bowhunting from Ground Blinds - How to Stay Hidden - YouTube

Will a ground blind cover scent? ›

If used properly, ground blinds can provide a considerable amount of scent control. It's always best to set up a blind or stand where the wind is in your favor, but you don't always have a choice on set-ups, and favorable winds can shift and destroy any hopes of a close encounter.

How do you make a deer ground blind? ›

Easy DIY Ground Blind for Deer & Turkey Hunting - YouTube

How high should a window be in a deer stand? ›

Around 34″ from the floor to bottom of window is what lots of manufacturers use.

Can deer smell you in a blind? ›

No matter how hard you try to cover or hide human scent, a deer can still detect it. Seasoned hunters know to stage upwind of their quarry whenever possible to circumvent a whitetail's incredible nose. Spraying scent-eliminating sprays on new blinds, chairs and gear can help immensely.

Do deer Notice ground blinds? ›

Unlike a hay bale blind, deer absolutely do notice them. In addition to tucking these blinds into the cover, it's important to add additional natural camouflage around them. “Make sure you're using the natural surroundings to help camouflage the blinds of your choice,” Rising said.

Do you have to brush in a ground blind? ›

The most successful hunters all have something in common – they don't leave anything to chance if they don't have to. While it isn't mandatory to brush in a ground blind, it's one of those things that is within your control.

How Big Should hunting blind windows be? ›

If you're a ground hunter, you'll want to choose deer blind windows that are about 24 inches high. This will give you enough height to see over the grass, but not so much that you'll be visible to your prey. If you're a tree stand hunter, you'll want to choose deer blind windows that are at least 36 inches high.

How much do Redneck blinds weigh? ›

Dimensions:
Interior80"H x 70"W x 58"D
Side Windows14"H x 25"W
Corner Windows10"W x 48"T
Horizontal Window36"H from floor to bottom window
Weight350 lbs
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