Thursday, July 23, 2009

Roofing the Deer Stand

If you read the story I wrote earlier this year entitled, "Recent visit to My Folks" you may remember me telling about the deer hunting stand my Dad had under construction. This is no little 4 foot square box on 4x4's he's building as you can see... which means the roof is large enough to be a bit unwieldy for one person. So, last Saturday there were enough hands available to get on with the project. Here are a few photos to illustrate.

Dad had the steel roof all ready to go. We put planks in place to act as skids and attached ropes.

Getting ropes ready... and Kamela tending to the dog.

I push the roof panel up, Dad pulls the ropes.

Making some adjustments for proper fit and screwing panel in place.

The novice farm girl (my niece from PA) puts her all into moving a plank.

Working around a tree as we prepare to raise the opposite panel.

Half way up

The finished look with a photo of the assistants.

We left Dad with a few odd and ends to complete but for the most part, he's got the most comfortable, roomy, sturdy & "cool" hunting stand you could ask for. Only 4 months until deer season!
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