My project and its progress - Pallet shed

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My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« on: February 11, 2013, 13:30 »
Thought I would pop some details in here of my project and its development

Idea is to get something on my allotment that I can house the tools in to keep them safe/dry and somewhere for my 3 kids to play whilst we are there grafting. a shed isnt big enough for what I want really especially based on the costs

So as all projects start, here's the to do list, as you can see, some form of toilet is important, lol



Bit of inspiration from doing a google search



Everything forward of the corrugatedmetal is mine and the hardstanding is going to be the main base but extended as it isnt big enough at the minute



Getting the ground prepared



Also been out getting a load of pallets already, and also got some double glazed windows of a double glazign company for nothing, will need to build some frames for them



and also a couple of doors, maybe using some french doors for the main shed and using one of these for the toilet room/cubicle and another for the tool cupboard



had a play with some ideas



and then had a shot at laying out some pallets so i can get an idea  of how the jigsaw will go together, its hard graft with different sized pallets so need to work on this, lol



I'll keep this thread up to date as more happens :)

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 14:40 »
Looks fun and exciting.  Good luck with all that.
 :wacko:
 Are you going to have gardening time as well? :tongue2:

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 15:09 »
I will have to keep an eye on your progress - I was thinking of doing something similar to build a green house as an extension to my shed If I can find enough windows. ;)

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 17:35 »
The toilet is a bold move. Is it on the mains?
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 18:49 »
Would have loved to but dont think its possible and i dont really want a waste going through the allotment into the park below, even just with number 1's lol. Think its gonna be a chemical toilet and ghen a working sink. Got water mains there so fresh water isnt an issue

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 19:16 »
Check that you are allowed to use the water other than for kettle, watering and animal welfare.

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 08:42 »
Yeah thats all fine, but essentially thats all it's going to be used for really, the sink just makes life easier for the kids etc

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 12:17 »
Base is starting to develop a little further but very busy at the minute so not getting much chance to spend time on it



Got some decent pallets all similar size to get started with




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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 13:03 »
Ive just done something similar pallet floor boarded with plywood,but i framed my walls then did them overlap with pallet wood,it wasnt as big as yours though.

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 13:12 »
Excellent, you got any pictures?

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 21:28 »
Ill try and get some pics on friday.
Basically it was 2 heavy duty 800x2000mm pallets side by side,then i screwed plywood to them for the floor.I had 10 of these pallets which i stripped 8 out for the 2000mm 4x2s they were made with.Then i built my frame with these and screwed it together.I had some 8x2 timber for the roof beams i only used four of these.The walls were done with overlapped palletwood nailed to the frames.Then the roof was done with some tin sheets i got off a lad.
I get my wood from work in drips and drabs and it took me a few months to collect it all together ,so i waited till i had enough to finish the job in one go.
If your gonna build the walls with full pallets,are you going to clad it with stripped pallet planks?You maybe be better collecting enough before you build it. If your going to frame the walls,then clad them ,the crossbars of the pallets make decent framing wood if they are six foot or so.
Im no expert at shedbuilding,if you seen my first chicken shed youd laugh but it does the job,but i kept visiting garden centres with sheds for sale and having a look how they were framed out and the roof fitted on it was a big help,a 6x4 shed was £600 mines cost me £25 so far.

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 10:28 »
This is fasinating.  I might just pinch this idea to build a chicken hut. :lol:

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 10:54 »
You might aswell as it wont cost you much

Im tempted to enter shed of the year if I can get it finished in time (3rd may)

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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 11:50 »
Progress has been made, now know the layout Im going for and have had a chance to grab a few more pallets :)


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Re: My project and its progress - Pallet shed
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 12:56 »
Just copied this over from my blog :)

Hmmmmm, 4 days off go by so quickly! 

What was once the pallet shed… has now been re-branded the pallet palace, and not by me! lol

Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to am couple of people first

Jess and the kids for a lush weekend and still finding spare time for me to go to the allotment and graft

Norman for first of all the free wood and bits and pieces, and also for the lend of the black and decker scorpion saw (the railway sleepers were no match)

Aaron and Martin for their hard work over the last few days, the foundations of the pallet are really coming together, the shed which is now going to be around 10 foot by 19 foot in size, needs as good a foundation to build the base and then the walls on

Iain for the free wood again, they will be awesome for the roof joists which I needed

Also to Bill at J.W Pallets, fingers crossed I have 70 1000 x 800 wooden pallets hopefully being delivered to the allotment tonight, and I have a few people to lend a hand to get them there so that’s fantastic

Friday

Friday was an early start, after a phone call on Thursday from Norman, I was able to pop up to his new workplace and get a load of wood that was due to go in the bin which will be fantastic for framing around the windows and the door, so off up to walker to collect it and then back to the allotment to drop it all off, trip to my mam and dads for an hour (soon became about 4 hours and lunch but it was lush)



The afternoon was free, so off to the allotment, and what a start, we organised the base, under the idea of the new plan, we extended it over the original path and dug out the soil from the top bed, and we put the pallets down, 19 foot by 10 foot after measuring it, eek!!



We decided after walking on it, it had to change, it was too lump and uneven as it was to start building on, so it all had to come off, and it had to be flattened, properly, and then paving slabs placed over, so, the hard work began



We also started to attack the 3 sleeps that we had to cut down from the other building in next doors plot which overhung onto mine, something a saw wasnt going to sort quickly



Saturday

Saturday again was filled with a trip to Tynemouth market in the morning, and then more allotment work in the afternoon on the foundations, this time with Jess and the kids coming up aswell. We also had a good go at the sleepers, and managed to get one down, only 2 more to go aswell as a platform.

Sunday

Sunday was spent trying to organise our pallets, with a few complications we werent sorted, and didnt have enough of one size to move any further forward, so the day was just spent with the kids instead

Monday

Monday included an Easter event that we had organised at church which took up a chunk of the day, but with a glorious afternoon with the sun out, we were back off the the allotment again, armed with the scorpion saw that norman dropped off on sunday and the generator we were sorted, the rest of the sleepers and the platform were down in no time and the foundations were just gaining more speed after ripping apart the plot at the end of our block which is just a dumping ground and getting the additional paving slabs which we needed

I think the allotment now resembles a building site more than an allotment, lol




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