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Yen Has
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Decided in the end to build with palettes since I have found loads of them for free.

Anyone know of any such builds? Any resources? Experiences?

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hi

I have checked YouTube but didn't find much on the way I'm planing to build. I want to build the walls with pallets and fill them with a cobbish mixture. Finally plastering over the pallets and cobbish fill with an earthen plaster. Just unsure about tiny details, like what is the best way to secure a pallet wall to a stone foundation? Etc..

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The internet's obsession with pallets, IMHO, has gone too far. Buy yourself some proper lumber.

Lumber usually isn't the main cost in building, so I wonder how much you will save.

Pallets are generally* made from low-quality wood and they're fastened together ferociously. When I've taken pallets apart, it's always been a lot of work or you end up with a lot of waste. Even if you leave them whole, it's still low-quality material and looks it.

IMHO. Just offering some healthy skepticism about the new-conventional wisdom.

--K15N1


*Yes, there are some that are made of higher quality wood, especially for international shipments. But that's usually not what the internet is talking about.
 
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Hi

The pallets I have are these
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EUR_Palette_Stapel.jpg

They are good quality and I have about 300 of them.

I'm not necessarily fixating on pallets I just think they may be a good construction material.

Timber is expensive here as we have to import it.

Here's a small sketch of my idea http://imgur.com/xKXmXsj
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Those certainly look like better quality than what I've seen in the US. And I don't mean to pick on you in particular. Just sayin'

Back to the issue at hand: Can you do a post/beam construction and use the pallets as wall panels?
 
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