[quote=kyhuntclub]I am building another 4' x 4' hunt house that I am going to put up in the woods closer to where the deer I hunt bed. I got the base constructed and half butt painted this morning. I framed it with treated 2 x 8's and the under side supports are regulard 2 x 4's. It will set on treated 4 x 4 posts and enter threw the bottom threw a 20 x 20 hinged door. This particular stand will have solid walls 40 inches high and a slanted metal roof 6' tall on one side and 6.5' on the other.
Plans changed after I orinally posted that. I have two similiar stands watching the crop fields for rifle hunting only. Those two stand are fully enclosed with hinged wooden storm window and removable plexiglass windows. This stand is going to be open above 40 inches to allow me to bow and cross bow hunt out of. Since this stand will be in the woods and close shots or deer approaching quickly before they are seen the window set up was not really an option. This design has worked out well for me. This design will hold two adult men or 500+lbs with out any problems. I concrete the legs in the ground and they do not shake one bit.
I am sure some will complain and comment that this isnt a deer stand and blah blah blah. Yes I have ladderstands, lock ons and several climbers. Occasionally I like to get out of the wind and rain and/or have someone's company for a all day stand, expecailly my fathers. I thought the pics might help someone who would like to build one.
This is what they look like erected. This is the one that I build for my father.
I spent some of the day today working on this stand again. I thought I would include a few pictures if anyone is interested in some ideas. Like I mentioned before this stand is going up in the woods in a bit of thicker cover and I plan on bow hunting out of it at times so I needed some bigger windows to shoot from. I made the windows a two part deal so I could close it up during rifle/crossbow season and to keep the weather out when not in use. I also lowered the windows a bit from my previous designs. The bottom of the window is 36 inches high. The windows measure 32" wide x 36" high. The Top window is 2' and the bottom is 1'. The top window opens outward with a string hooked on a nail on the inside keeps it open. When finished the bottom window will be plexiglass on hinges opening inward and down out of the way. On top of the windows on the inside all the way around will be 6" shelfs anchored atop of the 2x2's. The shelf is the unpaited piece in the pictures. These two walls pictured make the slanted roof to shed water. These two walls I framed with 2x2's except for the one on the bottom. I used a 2x3 there to give me a larger board to anchor to base. The other two walls dont really have any framing except for bottom board to anchor to the base, a 2x2 for the top window hinges to anchor in and a shelf to rest on. These two unframed walls anchor into the 2x2 on the other two walls. Once they all tie together and the roof is secured they are very sturdy.
This a picture of both walls. One window is full open for archery situation and the other I have it closed for rifle a scenario. One side of the slant is 7 ft and the other is 8 ft.
This is a picture of the bottom of the wall. That is a 2x3 that will be screw threw the plywood base and into the 2x8 frame work with 6" deck screws
I will have 4 of these 6" shelfs. One on each wall. They will be 6' tall so I wont bump my head and items can be placed out of the way
On this stand I plan on putting a bigger roof on it than what my other two have. I am going to have a two foot over hang all the way around