Time Required: Two days
Difficulty: Easy

The lake at the cottage is not open for winter fishing so the brothers Andrew and Kevin decide they need a mobile ice fishing shack they can haul into the middle of a frozen lake.

Project Steps

Step 4

We wanted to build an ice fishing shack that is lightweight and portable — so that it can easily be hauled around with our snowmobile in the winter — and collapsible — so that it can be tucked away in the summer. Earlier in the year, we had found an old roadside sign at the local metal scrapyard though we didn’t have any plans for it at the time. Now seems like the perfect opportunity to turn it into something even cooler.

We opened it up to check the internals. We were worried that if there was an extensive metal structure inside, it would double our workload for the weekend. Luckily, it was fairly empty and even better, parts of the structure were perfect for mounting the posts for our roof.


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