How to Build a Pallet Shed

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.

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89 Responses to “How to Build a Pallet Shed”

  1. Alfred Wesley says:

    Now where would I find plans for this, it looks awesome


    Can you please sign me up for your newsletter

  3. Lisa hackney says:

    Really like this sister in law made a back yard fence from some and it looked awesome to

  4. Rhonda Morcombe says:

    So how were the pallets joined together??

  5. T.N.Seetharam says:

    I found it very intesting and useful

  6. Freddy says:

    I can’t understand how anyone would need plans to build this. It’s not like the pallets are different shapes and sizes. Personally if I had to pay for the cement to pour a foundation I would spend the money on materials and build it the right way.

    • LPorter says:

      Actually pallets DO come in different sizes. The wood is tough and pallets are nearly indestructable. Go waste your $$$ on cheap pine that is already rotting when you buy it.

    • reclaimed wood says:

      your a moron fred…you dont get it..its reclaimed wood dumbass…..instead of wasting money on new wood..find the value of using wood that has lost its purpose and reusing it…endless amounts on projects you can make…but only for those with a creative imagination.

    • Dawn L Mahiya says:

      The point is that this is a way to recycle this wood instead of throwing it out. And having used pallets to build a small shed with myself, the pallets provide strength and stability that just plain 2 x 4’s do not. And it’s easier to blow insulation into the spaces if you want an insulated shed.

    • Rick says:

      Freddy, I agree!

    • gonefishin2743 says:

      some people have more money than others. Obviously you can afford it.

    • Kelly says:

      Actually yes there are different sizes and shapes of pallets….

  7. Victoria Draper says:

    Friendly Pest: what the F does being liberal have to do with this? What the hell does your political leanings have to do with this post? Are you just some conservative jerk who hates women, people with education and who doesn’t shove politics or religion down everyone’s throat. You are why so many of us don’t want to deal with the public opinion options. Because they aren’t worth a pot of spit.

  8. Don Weiss says:

    Great idea

  9. Pauline says:

    This is a great idea. Looks so easy to do.

  10. Linda says:

    Some people are just lazy looks really cool to me

  11. Priscilla says:

    Pallets can be picked up for little to no cost. Not everyone has the money for what you consider proper supplies.

  12. Beverly says:

    Send to mr

  13. Kee Carl says:

    Good idea I need a good chicken coop to raise poultry and eggs. This would be a cheaper way to build it.

  14. vickie says:

    would you sign me up for your news letter

  15. Shane says:

    Your really not saving any trees cuz they still have to replace those skids anyway

  16. Joy Rocha says:

    Read at the bottom. You can’t get plans through them. I would love to build this.

  17. Barbara Oyler says:

    Pallet she’d, how about chicken coup

  18. Zach says:

    Took the words right out of my mouth

  19. Tony Williams says:

    Great Craftsmanship very very impressive

  20. Mark says:

    Your choice dude… sounds like you have money to burn and like spending money… I personally think this is cool.

  21. Perry tillery says:

    The right way to build it is with pallets that’s what the story is about dumb ass if I had the money I would buy a new one and pay someone to build it

  22. Erick says:

    That is a very clever idea I like it I know where to go pick up some pallets and I’m going to build one thank you for the idea

  23. Dee says:

    Just do the math. It take 44 palets for this shed. And maybe 30– 2×4’s . 26 ply board and insulation 8 rolls of the pink stuff, a door and maybe 2 to 4 windows. And hardware

  24. Daniel Maestas says:

    I sure would like to have one. But don’t know where I could get enough pallets or the plan. Very useful.

  25. June says:

    I have tried to repurpose pallets. How in the world do you get them apart? They are so difficult that I gave up. Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you June

  26. Douglas Thege says:

    Would also like pallet shed plans

  27. Ken Norman says:

    This would make a great woodshed left unsided

  28. Jeremy says:

    Why do some.people gotta be negative who says this is wrong way how things be built back in the day so maybe Freddy need to get over himself

  29. Ken M says:

    Pallet sheds are what our founders built this great country on before logs were invented

  30. Josh says:

    No, all pallets are not the same size at all. There are standard size pallets, but those can be hard to find because companies will sell them back to the distributor or to pallet dealers

  31. Edward SEYMOUR says:

    Can you send me instruction on how to build this Thanks

  32. Grace Middaugh says:

    Interested plans for the pallet shed and what sizes do you have the plans for. please send them to 423 Beech St. Lansing,
    Michigan. 48912. Thank you.

  33. James E Hill says:

    on the question on how the pallets are connected I would use 3 in wood screw , the side wall connection should be bolted for strength st least 3 per pallet and strap from side to side. you will be surprised how strong the wall will be. great for drying plants, tobacco barns still dot the countryside all over were I live that look similar, old corn bin.. good place for rabbit cages pig barn. Great way to recycle, easy way to construct.

  34. Andy Kristich says:

    There’s not a bit of how to anywhere in this article

  35. Ronnie britt says:

    How can I fine plans for this

  36. Mechelle says:

    Please show more details as to how the pallet shed was stabilized

  37. Kim says:

    I only WISH that the used pallets that we get were in that good of shape.

  38. Rhonda Summers says:

    Please sign me up

  39. Ruby says:

    Love ❤️ it !!

  40. Tu Williams says:

    Your missing the whole point,.also your negativity is unattractive. Recycling pellets is the point of it.

  41. hugh e. rection says:

    Why in the hell would anybody do this? It would so much simpler to build the conventional way.

  42. Lynne says:

    Looks great

  43. Jrod Daniels says:

    Haters gonna Hate

  44. Cindy says:

    Actually would pallets come in a large variety of sizes and if they are the same size in outside dimensions the boards can have different thicknesses and formats. So it does matter….if you want it square and plumb. Which helps create a strong, stable long term build. Please know you facts before making statements from an uninformed perspective.

  45. Becky Robertson says:

    This is something I’d love to try.

  46. Jeri Dettwiler says:

    Please send details on this shed

  47. Peggy says:

    For your information pallets do come in different sizes & shapes!

  48. Mona-maree robson says:

    Plans plz.

  49. Lia says:

    Freddy than do it and it would be nice to keep yournegative comments to yourself.Its not about money,& it must be the right way for this look that many like.If u don’t care for it,stroll on by.dont ruin exciting & interested others day.thank you

  50. Seth Hinton says:

    I built one similar on 4×6 pressure treated skids. used 2-4×8 1 1/8″ pieces of plywood for the floor and built a little 8×8 shed. The front wall was 8′ tall, back was 7′ and just made a slant roof. Has a 36″ wide opening in front. Covered it with 3/8″ ruff sawn shop siding.

  51. Louis connolly says:

    Are those ht pallets?

  52. Gloria silva says:

    Make fence with wood pallets

  53. Joe says:

    I don’t know about your area, but here if it’s 10×12 or under n you DONT have a foundation under it, you don’t need a PERMIT, saving you another $45.00!

  54. David W. Wilkerson says:

    Wow, Freddy just wow. Now I’m wondering just exactly what materials are used to build a shed the only “Right” way
    Just food for thought… Cool idea, I appreciate the repurposing of anything that still has life that can help another in so many ways. This idea if for a shed , but is also useful in stimulating other builds and projects
    Enjoy, build, stimulate, with positive ideas that can be done in groups, family or other teamwork and social skills

  55. Thomas Blucher says:

    Looks great

  56. Ismael Alcocer says:

    Do you have any pictures of building a dog house out of the pallets. Thanks

  57. Cindy says:

    We made a really cool fence in our backyard out of pallets! You would never know it was made out of pallets till I tell you!

  58. Melisa says:

    Yes pallets do have different sizes. As a truck driver we deal with pallets alot.

  59. Terry Bosworth says:

    Yes they have different sizes of pallets
    Some are longer and some are smaller
    And some are really long.

  60. Michael says:

    Actually they are different shapes and sizes

  61. Frances Sobotik says:

    This was a great way to recycle. I think I saw an outdoor patio couch at one time. Would love to see more useful designs.

  62. Rita Mcfall says:

    I think it is a awesome idea.

  63. Robert williams says:

    You can also use them when your putting up walls just put the insulation down in fasten your drywall to it

  64. Judy Roark says:

    Would like your newsletter.

  65. Scott says:

    Well poeple are all different individuals and you do deserve an opinion so let poeple do what they want and we won’t question your way of doing things

  66. Dail says:

    Don’t throw pallets away. The lumber in them is very good for any one with patience to break them down and has the right tools to work them. Even fine furniture can be built from them.

  67. Mildred says:

    I need a chicken house

  68. Diane says:

    I would love to have this

  69. Crossplane Nation on YouTube says:

    This is dumb as jdjdjd

  70. Gary Rogers says:

    Please email home design

  71. Sparkgapper says:

    That would look awsome if you put up a good looking Pallet style sliding barn door.


    Love 2 get this information. Thanks.

  73. Rebecca White says:

    Could you send me the plans on this? Thank you

  74. While I love the concept, you leave a thought that you’re going to give tips on DIY when in fact you want to sell pallet kits. I personally feel this is misleading.

  75. Launa Ali says:

    I think this is a great idea. We get pallets weekly. My homeschooled child ( high school) is doing this for a project.

  76. Pam Berry says:

    Plans for pallet shed

  77. Gail Rae Stewart says:

    i would love plans for the pallet shed please ,, i think i can do this ! thanks

  78. Lisa Bailey says:

    Could you post pictures of the fence, I’m curious, I have access to all kinds of pallets where I work? I love this she’d idea, definitely a summer project for me!

  79. August says:

    i too don’t like the idea of a proffered free pallet shed, and then its a safe item. just be open and honest, you might do much better. most anyone could build this in a day

  80. Fred says:

    Can you show pictures of how you connected the pallets

  81. ERNEST says:

    I would stand them vertically and stagger the joints, you can then insert a 2×4 from evolve every 24” to tie them together..

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