Building a shed is one of the first DIY challenges that many of us face. How do we find a solution that is solid, looks good and doesn’t break the bank? Pallets can be a good cheap solution.
Many of us either have pallets lying around or can get hold of them from the many businesses that are only to happy to get rid of them. This can be a great source of cheap lumber for construction. But cheap can also be good build quality with a little planning.
The first thing to do is get hold of a good set of plans. A decent design is like a road map that will save you time and give you a good-looking and practical pallet shed at the end of the day. These plans should also include a material list because wood is not the only thing you need to make a great simple outdoor storage space.
A basic range of tools is also a necessity. While you don’t need to spend a fortune on the best, it is probably a good idea to avoid the absolute cheapest as well, because it is frustrating as hell to break your hammer on your first real job!
A good shed starts with good foundations. Without getting complicated, if the base is solid, you can make a construction that will last for years from the simplest material like pallets. It is also important to check with the local residents association (if there is one) and on local planning authority regulations. While this is very unlikely to be a problem, it hurts to tear something down when you’ve spent so much making it!