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Adam Chisholm
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I just wanted to share a little project I've been working on re-purposing pallets. We needed a shed to store tools and keep chicken feed dry while we tent-live in the summers on our property. We bought raw land and lived in a camper last summer, but when my job as a teacher started back up in the fall, we moved back to town. My winter project has been to get this shed up and weatherproof before we head back out in June to tent-live while we work on infrastructure and earthworks. The shed has cost $50 so far due to salvaging the pallets, the roofing, and much of the hardware. The money I've spent has been spent on screws and nails. Eventually there will be two more "wings", one on either side of the structure pictured here. To the left in the photos there will be a greenhouse lean-to with an insulated roof and windows for catching early spring sun. We'll mostly use it for seed starting, and it won't be heated. On the opposite side there will be a lean-to fully roofed an enclosed but with a gravel floor. We'll store firewood and keep the timbers for our home dry while we wait to build.

I've really enjoyed seeing the money-saving uses of pallets that others have posted on the forums, and I hope you'll enjoy seeing this one. If you want to see photos of the whole process from start to finish, I've got a slideshow on my blog. https://kentuckyfarmstead.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/im-getting-my-shed-together-finally/

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The progress thus far
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Flashback to the beginning
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The skeleton and a few of the future greenhouse panels.
 
Miles Flansburg
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Nicely done Adam, I have been thinking that I should do the same sort of thing. I started collecting pallets last summer. Thanks for the inspiration !
 
Adam Chisholm
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Thanks Miles, I have found it to be a lot like building with legos or prefab panels, and it's gone up a lot easier than I thought it would. I'll look forward to pictures of yours if you decide to build one.
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