Building a wood shed out of pallets

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After running out of firewood one night and resorting to burning the beer boxes from the recycle I decided to acquire a large amount of firewood. It may be an excessive amount of firewood for someone who only has an outdoor fire pit but I don’t want to run out again. Ever.

It was only after all of the firewood was dumped in front of the house on the street that it dawned on me that we should have somewhere to store it. Poor planning. Ideally this would be a nice dry place like a shed. Our shed is full. Of course! We will build a shed next to the existing shed.

Step 1- A new project is an excellent reason to buy more power tools!

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Step 2- Take Erin’s element to the local bakery and grab some pallets.

Side note- if the element had a larger towing capacity I think it would be the best car ever.

Step 3- The build

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3 bricks seemed like a reasonable amount to hold a large amount of wood.

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It fits!

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Nope, it doesn’t.

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The roof was an interesting part of the project. Several different ideas were erected, stared at and torn apart before this was decided on.  We had this wood lying around for some reason so we slapped it on the side.

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It looks like Erin is doing all of the work here. Don’t be fooled, I just stopped to take a picture.

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For one reason or another we decided it needed to have a gutter. I think it looks nice.

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After a few months I decided it was time to build an outdoor kitchen which meant I had to finish this project. We try to only have one project at a time. It gives me the extra motivation to finish the final tedious things like painting and adding a shelf to store things on the outside.

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The previous homeowners left the paint color so now the wood shed matches its friend, the other shed. . Erin used the sawzall to cut off one of the pallets and screw it to the side.  Teamwork. And power tools.

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