DIY Pallet Shed Project


Making a shed seems like hard work and no alternative purpose for building one. This changes with the Pallet Shed! Now, instead of throwing away wood pallets, you could repurpose them into something useful, like a shed. A storage space always handy in one’s yard, the shed you raise from a bunch of pallets will not only do good to the environment – with less trees cut down – but will also last for years to come. Not to mention starting with a DIY project like this could improve your building skills. Read the instructions from the link below and follow them as you repurpose pallets in a useful way. Check the photos provided from time to time to see if you’re on the right track. If you’re satisfied with the resulting shed, don’t forget to spread the knowledge to your friends and the DIY community alike. Good luck!







48 Responses to “DIY Pallet Shed Project”

  1. Iva Bellucci says:

    Trovo molto interessante questo post

  2. John LOSH says:

    I’m always amazed by people ingenuity! beautiful finish and great project! the pallet shed is probably one of the most cost effective ways to have your own shed!

  3. CEP says:

    Thanks for the nice shed pictures.

  4. Tedd says:

    I can’t find any instructions…

    • Joan B says:

      If you go all the way to end of the article and pictures, you will find a link in bold black letters.

      “Pallet Shed Project Instructions By Butch Bridges”. Click on the link at the end of the article and it will take you to the instructions.

    • Dave says:

  5. Vance Peterson says:

    What holds the pallets above to the pallets below prior to installing the siding?

    • sylvio says:

      if you look at picture close you will figur it out . I’m no carpenter and I sure saw how he did it ,,, he added a 2×4 on the insid of palette and then bolted it to the top one as well

    • JL says:

      Bolt a 2×4 on the inside running from top to bottom.

    • Janelle Lutgen says:

      I think there must be posts that the pallets side on, then are bolted to. (Probably cemented somehow to the ground).

    • Dave says:


      Use a 2×4 and bolt them together as shown in the last 2 photos above (1st page) You can see the bolts at the joint. The same applies for the raised portion of the roof.

    • justin says:

      It appears this model is held together with lag bolts from a couple of the pictures. Lots of things would work with a little critical thinking though.

    • Virgil says:

      In one of the pictures, it looks like you use a small length of 2×4 to strap the 2 pallets together.

  6. Jessica says:

    I can’t find the instructions either

  7. Gord. says:

    Well as for instructions (LOOK @ THE PHOTOS & USE THINKING CAP),no thinking cap,(HIRE SOMEONE THAT HAS ONE AND PAY THEM $75.00 PER HR.)As for holding the pallets up before the siding is put on ( LOOK @ PHOTOS 3 & 4 A LITTLE CLOSER).A SIMPLE IDEA & A very good one @ that.Watch the net or google about a guy that uses them for HARDWOOD FLOORING.AND HE EXPLAINS HOW TO DO IT.Really simple.

  8. jamie says:

    Really well fine and beautifully directive photos. One question-how are you connecting the first course of pallets to the second course of pallets?

  9. jamie says:

    Now I see vance’s post…

  10. Jim says:

    Instructions here.

  11. CJ Wilson says:

    You can see what looks like a lag bolt in the center of the wall on the right side. guessing that the pallets are either offset and bolted together – or there’s third piece of short wood that’s bolted to both top and bottom pallets.

  12. Renee says:

    Where is the link to the instructions?

  13. Charlotte says:

    Would like the link to the instructions please. Thank you.

  14. Sarah sawyer says:

    Pallet shed please send instructions to each step.

  15. Sarah says:

    Most of it you can figure out but some parts are questionable

  16. james says:

    We have building codes where i live ….too bad i like the idea but would be never able to pass code 🙁

    • Jan says:

      Where I live you can there is no building codes to build a pole building. So maybe you can build a Shed with the Pallets attached to 4×4 poles anchored in the ground

    • Jeff says:

      Yeah, while it looks good it won’t pass any building codes and I would not trust that at all. Yes it looks good, but from an engineering standpoint this guy may as well use toothpicks to build it. The bad part about it is that other people will see this and try to build one as well. If you have no common sense then yes this is a good idea. If you have have common sense you will build one that is structurally sound.

      • karen says:

        Are you crazy ? Do you have any idea how heavy pallets are ? Most sheds that pass inspection are nothing more than 2×4’s covered with chipboard, plywood or metal corrugated shed siding. I have made large wood sheds out of pallets using them as the footings as well, then covered with a hard board floor. Where I live you wouldn’t put on a metal roof because of wind and snow load. I did my roof in a standard shingled roof and solid door. But you can’t get stronger or heavier walls than pallets.

      • Sadie Acreman says:

        You sure know how to let some smart people down low,just hope the person that built this shed didn’t pay any mind to you because you are rude.That man never made the to be put in the Court Yard for the Queen to put some spare things in because it’s safer there than in the Royal Palace.I wish that man was close to me i sure would love to have one or two for snowmobile, snowblowers,all yard stuff like rakes shovels,snow scoops and anything else you want to put in there. Keep your rude thoughts to yourself.

  17. T2green says:

    One problem. Unless you seal up the shed it will be full of birds and critters.

  18. David L. says:

    Holy Shed!

  19. Patti says:

    Hi, Could I get instructions for this shed? I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

  20. Patti says:

    I apologize, typed my email incorrectly to recieve instructions. It’s revised with this post.

  21. Mel says:

    UK alternative for exterior? Great idea though!

  22. Chava Zimmerman says:

    I am interested in building a 1.5 x 2.6 meter Waterproof pallet shed. I live where wood is very costly but want a nice looking not too big shed for storage
    We never have snow does it need a slanted roof?
    Any help much appreciated. I am a novice builder. Bookcase etc and am a little worried about the logistics of a slanted roof.

  23. Linda Smith says:

    I love this idea for a shed…those who comment about it not being structurally sound are not noticing the usual tin sheds that are sold that fall apart in the wind. My husband built one wall and it is very sturdy and a lot stronger than existing sheds. Can’t wait for it to be finished to have a place to keep tools etc. It would be nice to pour a cement floor sometime in the future but hope we can build a fee more to use for chickens and goats and even a woodshed which would not require a door.

  24. Sunnie Nelson says:

    Probably big screws & reinforcements (metal rods ) driven into the ground.

  25. Bill G says:

    Please send me plans for your pallet shed. thank you!!!

  26. Laurie says:

    VERY easy to find the instructions!!!!!!! You can either click on the BOLD words (Pallet Shed Project Instructions By Butch Bridges), these are on the second page at the bottom of all the images on the building of the shed


    just go to:

  27. elizalolla22 says:

    Great place to learn how to make it yourself much much cheaper. Just google for ‘WoodPrix’ website:)

  28. DeDe Judd says:

    I have been looking at this shed and am very interested in building it with my hubby. I am confused, though, on how to connect one three pallet side to the next three pallet perpendicular side. I’m pretty clear on how to hook each pallet together for each side, but not real clear on connecting sides to sides. Can anyone help explain? Thank you…

  29. Lori Poli says:

    Please email me the instructions..

  30. Gary says:

    Drill and use anchor bolts with washers and nuts… You can see them in one of the pics… You line up the pallets you connecting and using a wood bit drill through both skid boards and bolt them together top and bottom two bolts per side.

  31. Printess Sluss says:

    Would be perfect for a wood shed shed could I please have the plans or a link to them

  32. Gracie Nice says:

    Could I get instructions to build this.
    Thank you

  33. Rhonda Reed says:

    I’m very interested in trying to make a pallet she’d could you please send me information on how to do this. I’m also interested in knowing how you got the second layer to stay in place. I will be doing this all by myself so hopefully the step by step instructions will be easy for me to follow.thank you in advance for your time and knowledge.

  34. Generic says:

    I used 4×8 foot pallets for walls, roof and floor………. correlated salvaged tin roofing.
    Stronger and less bolts. It was a firewood shed with no siding which allows for air flow. Also used pallets for hog pens and farm/garden fence gates.

  35. Cathy says:

    Now that would make for a heck of a chicken coop.

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