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    Default Firewood Drying Shed

    I've decided to build a firewood-specific structure at my cabin. After chatting with the owner of AK Fireplace and a little online research I settled on the pallet shed.

    I'll have about $200 total into foundation, metal roof and 5/16 bolts. Pallets are free.

    The structure should provide maximum drying while still keeping out driving rain and snow. If the snow creaps through the slats I'll temporarily screw spare plywood around the bottom of the structure for the winter months.

    The photo shows the 1st floor pre-assembled in my driveway. It will be a 2-story structure.

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    After your neighbors saw all of the pallets set up did they want to know if you were going to get some goats? If you turned your pallets the other way then you could use 2x4 to slide through them and that way you could tie them together better. Loks like a great way to make wood storage.

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    Too funny you ask that. I had two neighbors ask about goats!

    I tied each pallet together with 3 5/16 bolts. I'll be using 2x4 material to tie the 1st and 2nd floor together and create a she'd roof.

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    That's a great idea. I might have to build something like that too. I made something similar but using ceder fence boards, that looks a lot cheaper.

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    For those interested, here was my source of inspiration:

    http://www.oklahomahistory.net/palletshed.html

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    Great link....thanks!

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    Shed is complete and a great structure - very stout. I found a source for shorter pallets to make the vertical dimentions work better for my use. I will be hangning traps in the same shed.


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    That is a fine looking wood shed. Much better use of the pallets than them going to the dump or a bon fire. Next summer a spray gun and some light green semitransparent stain and it will look right in place.

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    Thats a great looking shed Boone.
    Thanks for posting!

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    Thanks. It needs larger eaves but that was the only roofing material I had laying around.

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    Dang good idea. Thanks.
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