Re: Questions About Making A Deer Stand
You can make it 8x8 if both of you are going to hunt it at the same time. I've built a lot of tree stands over the years, and have been partial to 4x8 for myself alone. One thing you need to do is get a deck built and then climb up and see what you need to trim or clean out of the way; for clear shots. Put any furniture on the deck and build around it. You'll be glad you did. I line mine with plastic, and carpet on the interior; which helps reduce noise. You will also need to build stairs instead of a ladder, for safer access & egress. Other than that, I would suggest that you build after Deer season, to let the new wear off of it. I would not go any taller than 7 feet on the roof, and shingle instead of metal for a quieter rain. Just bear in mind that your location is the single most important consideration; when building a tree stand. Make sure that it is the best possible place to build before starting. If you have any further questions, just reply and I'll be happy to share my experiences.