My wife and I found it was becoming a pain to bend over and reach into our original built pallet DIY home made pallet log sheds. The original one is behind the green tarp. Therefore I embarked on buiding a much taller pallet log shed made from Euro pallets.
A - We wouldn't have to bend over and reach in for logs.
B - It would have 2 doors on it to allow seasoned and seasoning logs to be segregated and reduce using up unseasoned logs to get gradually the seasoned logs in the original pallet shed.
C - It would allow better access to load the pallt shed with freshly cut logs.
I built this log shed over a period of 4 weeks during the day and evening at times when it was dry and mild, going on freezing cold. Hence why the photos may appear out of sinc with the natural light.
I am an amature carpenter and learnt as I went along when I made very minor mistakes. If you are a professional carpenter or a really good hands on amature DIY log shed builder you may find easier ways of building this log shed.
Any tips and constructive feedback is welcome. As are questiones or queries from anyone wishing to use this to build their own Euro pallet log shed.
Step 1: Resources & Tools
Step 2: Bottom Base Layer Construction.
By doing this you've adding weight and stability to the structure for nailing in supporting connecting metal panels.
Step 3: Metal Pannel Support Connection
Step 4: Constructing the Upper Log Shed Wall
Attach the metal holed panels 50/50 to the ends of the pallet sides, 2 at the bottom and 2 to the middle sides to where the pallets meet on both ends of the pallets.
Step 5: Mid Pallet Beams & Doors.
Using the spare legs you removed from the pallets already, you can trim 3 of these to then place and nail and hammer in across the mid section of the pallet along the centre legs of the pallets on the pallet side walls. This will give the pallet log shed stabilty and strength.
Doors. Using the wrecking bar remove all the legs from 2 more pallets. The 2 pallets will become the log shed doors.
Fasten hinges ( I used 3 per pallet door, top middle and bottom on the pallet) to the pallet and pallet wall sides and you will then have 2 doors. on the opppsite side attach the door hook and holes at an appropriate height.
Step 6: Creating the Roof.
Remove 2 of the pallet legs. The last leg, remove the bottom plank of wood leaving the 3 leg stumps attached to the pallet.
Step 7: Pallet Roof Legs & Corner Stopppers.
Top tip, see if the pallet roof fits snuggly on the actual Euro pallet side on that is on the log shed.
Step 8: Pallet Roof Pannels
Optionally you can see what the log pallet shed looks like by placing the roof ontop. You may need another person to help you with this bit. preferably someone else who is also tall.
Step 9: PPE & Wood Preservation Coating
Also make sure if you have young kids or pets, that they are indoors or construction is taking in a sealed off area OUTSIDE where they cannot get near it whilst the paint is drying or you are in the process of painting.
Opening up and then mixing the wood preservation coat, start to paint the inside of the constructed log shed first then paint the outside.
Optional - I then painted the pallet pannelled roof incase it rained whilst waiting for the main pallet log shed to dry.
Step 10: Felting the Roof & Finishing It Off
Once you determine the log shed is dry , with a friend place the roof onto the log shed and you then have a complete pallet log shed.
Step 11: Lessons Learnt and Tips
I suggest if you are in a similar position is to have tarp close by incase it rains and you can protect the construction of ot if its taking more than a few days to construct and warm clothing.
A plentiful supply of hot drinks is helpful and a warm open fire already on the go is desirable so you can take breaks indoors to defrost your hands.
If you can get a mate who lokes to help and is also tall is a bonus. I managed to do this all by myself.
If you do end up doing this like me in the evening have suitable outside lights to illuminate your work area. I had a portable bright spot lamp which was handy for this.
Also I built the log shed to where I was finnally moving it to. Just by the cottage's wall.
If your surface around the log shed isnt clear lay down wooden boards or tarp so if any nails fall you can clearly see them to pick them up.
If you use this I wish you good luck and if you can adapt or improve on it please let me know. I may take on your improved ideas for this Euro pallet log shed.
Step 12: Add Freshly Cut Wood
The Scottish weather proved favourable for cutting wood. The two sides of the shed can be used for seasoning wood while the other side for wood that had been seasoning ready for your fire. By having a full shed of cut logs it add strength to the shed. Optional extras would be to attach a torch or some sort of lighting to enable you to collect wood when its dark.
Top tip would be to have your saw horse or cutting device near the entrance to your garden or wood area close to where you deposit freshly cut logs. Also it makes sense to have the shed close to your saw horse as well, less of a journey between the shed and the saw horse.
Thanks for looking