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Started The Pallet Wood Shed...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Cross Cut Saw, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    After hemming and hawing for a day and a half I finally started the wood shed today.
    2012-09-01 12.55.06.jpg
    This is what the space it's going in looked like this morning, about a cord of wood, a kindling pile, and some random small pieces...
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    A trip to work to get some pallets...
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    Lay out the floor.
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    First level of pallets going up.
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    Second level going up.
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    It's pretty ugly!
    I was thinking about leaving it just pallets until my wife saw how ugly it really is, so we'll (I'll) be covering them with plywood...

    Next weekend I put on the roof and then some plywood for the walls and a layer of paint...
    I'll post more pictures when I do.

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  2. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    some guys get all worked up about looks, for me it's both purpose (first) and looks (second). No matter, your wood will be organized, dry and out of the elements.
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  3. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    I kind of like how it looks with pallets, would look better once roof line is on even if its just a slant roof. The bonus of the pallets is that you will get air flow into the shed that way.
  4. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    im also guesing that you kids have out grown that turtle sandbox, at least i hope so!
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  5. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    I see in that second to the last pic that you even have your plastic sword out! haha
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  6. Capt

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    Great start! I like it with just the pallets, but I guess it's smart to listen to the wife sometimes.
  7. Dave_B

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    Good use of pallets. What's the most pallets you've had on the roof of your car?==c
  8. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    The most I've had is 5, the roof rack is probably only rated to 100 lbs. so I don't want to push it too much.

    The "wood shed" as I call it is actually a tree house/castle/pirate ship to my 5 and 2 year old kids...

    I might mess around with some nicer looking pallets for the top front, I'm sure that would help the aesthetics of the whole project as well.

    I would like to keep it open for air flow and my wife doesn't mind that much, she has an MA in Environmental Leadership so she can't complain about me recycling!
  9. Dave_B

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    Yeah I wouldn't test it out too much more. Like you said, you could dress up the front and leave the sides and back the way it is for airflow. I'm sure your kids love helping out dad with his latest project.
  10. ScotO

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    I don't think it looks bad at all! I would definitely be leaving the sides open to let the air through it, I'd make some framework for the roof and use metal roofing if it were me. As for the looks, maybe get some outdoor deck stain to make it palatable for the Mrs.? I'd love to have a shed around my stack!
  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    I like it.
    Great recycling of pallets.
    Great air circulation.
    Great price.
    If it keep your wood dry & out of the rain & snow, a great build!
    A roof & a little dressing up & it will look even better. (Full of wood it'll look fantastic! )

    Pallet Pete will be proud
  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Make the wife happy and you'll also like the results.
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    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    A coat of paint and it will Beautiful!
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  14. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    I'm taking off the 4 pallets on the front and replacing them with 4 identical ones, that will go a long way towards "churchin'" her up...

    On another note, look what the child care center down the street from my work was kind enough to leave out for me::eek:
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    I had seen part of a maple tree down when I was leaving last night, it was pouring rain so I called to find out if it was spoken for, they said it was earlier but that it was now on a first come first serve basis! As it was raining so hard (and at that point I was already halfway home) I decided it would be safe to wait until this morning.
    I got there bright and early (ok, before sunrise, I start work at 6am) :cool: and was pleased to discover the main part was already cut into 18" pieces...
    This is all I could fit in my car this morning (probably pushing it) so I'm planning on grabbing some more tomorrow, it's supposed to rain all day today as well so I doubt anyone else will be grabbing it...
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    The "lowrider"...
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    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    When it rains it pours. Even more reason to build that shed. Nice scrounge.
  16. Cross Cut Saw

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    Round 2 at my little honey hole:
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    They're all at least 6 feet long and I got another 6 or so big rounds.
    Pretty much cleans up all of the pieces I could handle, mostly just lots and lots of branches left...
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    glad to see i'm not the only one up bright and early.....well its not very bright here yet and it could have been a lil earlier i guess.....but well done again this morning none the less
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    that poor old little red car is taken a beating
  19. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    I'm getting a promotion and raise in the next month or so and I'm trading her in for a pickup.

    Shhh, don't tell her though, I need her to get me to work and back for a few more weeks...
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    are you saying Shhh, don't tell the car she's going
    or are you saying Shhh don't tell the wife I'm getting me a truck.==c
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    Kinda gives redneck a make over! ;) But I like it!
  22. Cross Cut Saw

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    Oh you should see the plans I have for this weekend!

    We received a coffee roaster in a massive crate last year and the crate has been sitting disassembled in our warehouse for over a year now, all of the pieces are the EXACT size I need to cover the front and side walls with and she'll be real perty!

    I'm going to leave the back (which is blocked by trees and a fence so my neighbors won't have to look at it) open and there will be the front door and two triangular shaped spaces on the sides as well as the bottom for air flow.

    I figure I'm going to have to spend about $100 total on corrugated metal for the roof and a box of screws...

    More pictures to come!
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  23. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Wood in a car yall folks are crazy, no way i would pile wood in my good car like that!! Get an $800 truck or a HF $300 trailer and $100 trailer hitch!!
  24. TimJ

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    all of these improvized wood sheds are making the hearth.com members think outside the box
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    Congratulations on the promotion!
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