Homemade Deer Stands - Tips and Ideas for Making Your Own
Do you wish to learn how to put together homemade deer stands?
Building your own deer stand can be a relatively inexpensive activity which will help you snag that perfect deer trophy to boast to your friends about.
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The homemade deer stand is a lot like building a tree house and needs to be comfortable as well as sturdy.
There are three different types of materials that you can use to build your deer stand - fiberglass, wood and steel. Each material requires a certain amount of different skills and equipment, so make sure that when choosing the right material that you don't have to spend extra money on buying equipment.
Basically, you want to design a square of oblong box on paper before rushing out to buy a whole lot of materials. This is quite easy if you use squared graph paper to get the measurements right. There are many free homemade deer stand plans available on the internet which have been tried and tested to make sure they work. This might be a great alternative to designing your own, unless you have a certain amount of experience with building.
Once you have a plan which includes a door and outlook holes as well as takes into consideration the amount of weight the made-at-home deer stand needs to be able to hold, you are ready to go shopping for the essential raw materials. Remember to add to your list things like extra hinges, nails, screws, drill bits, welding rods and lots of sand paper. Have a good look at the tools you have available to use, as you might have to purchase a few extra items to help you complete the job more quickly and efficiently.
When buying the raw materials, it is probably easier to ask the hardware store to cut the wood, fiberglass or steel to the correct sizes and then clearly mark them. This will help reduce tremendously the time it will take to build homemade deer stands, as well as ensure the accuracy of the measurements. Having the raw materials cut will also help you save money by not having to buy extra equipment you will have to use to cut the materials to the right length.
When choosing the location for your homemade deer stand, make sure you choose sturdy, young trees which have a long lifespan and thick branches to help distribute the weight of the stand. It will also help to build the deer stand in an area where the deer are plentiful and will walk right past the stand. There is no point in building a deer stand if there are no deer in the area to hunt.
Safety is very important when building your own deer stand. Any structure that is raised off the ground needs to be strong and well maintained to ensure that no injuries occur by the structure collapsing.
Making sure you use a tin or steel roof that is placed at an angle for your homemade deer stand will automatically allow any rain water or moisture to flow off the stand and stop the deterioration of the material that the stand is made of. This will greatly reduce the maintenance needed as well.
Once all these precautions are taken into account, you are well on your way to catching that prize deer to show off to your friends and family.
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