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Pallet Sheds and $14 Pallet Shelving Units — 3 Comments

  1. on the shelves, use drywall screws instead of bolts to save $$ – predrill the hard pallette sides then drive the screws into the soft 2x4s

  2. Owen:

    I think you might find this video series interesting. It’s a pallet shed built with mortised and tenon joinery. Blog post nominee, if you choose?

    Part 1. Base, Floor, and Wall Framing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sTASX-panA

    Part 2. Cladding exterior. Installing the clapboard with a running bond pattern would have produced a stronger wall, but it’s still pretty strong even with all the clapboard joints lining up.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj-aAeuR2JM

    Part 3. I’m not a fan of his choice for wood stain. It’s mostly free and produces a nice appearance, but it’s toxic as @#$%! Love the Scarf Joint, even if there are easier faster methods, gotta love a good scarf joint in a building.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H3GyjFJ6Is

    Part 4. 55 Gallon Drum metal roofing. His sheet metal press is very “redneck” but effective.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxDYlEOClr8

    Part 5. Homemade Roll Up Door. Made from pallets. Gotta love how he strategically uses a cardboard priority mail box as a screen to prevent viewers from seeing most of the junk on his workbench. LOL. The nail hinge parts are interesting.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCh_D-aR0EI

    Part 6. Grand Finale. Interesting Shed. I don’t accept that he paid $0 for it, though. He used brand new roofing felt on the walls, and new OSB sheeting on the floor. Plus new staples to attach the clapboards. Still, it’s a very VERY inexpensive shed.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjHrKlaAYpI

    I love the creative engineering. This guy would be fun to work with on projects.

    • The final shed looks good. I just skimmed the final video is all. Will look again later. Thanks. We need more projects like this and the buildings in our latest blog post about Argentina.

      Off topic: I just noticed that we have over 10,000 comments on our blog now. That’s a major milestone.

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