Pallet Woodstore





Introduction: Pallet Woodstore

We had loads of wood being stored in our outhouse, it's a little bit damp in there and some of the wood was starting to go mouldy. In the shops, a wood store this size was between £200 and £275. This one cost me bout £10 for the ply, £5 for the stain, and I had to buy a crowbar, again for about £5. The pallets were free and I already had screws, nails etc from building my blanket box. After seeing loads of pallet instructables, I thought I would give a woodstore a go. First job was to acquire some pallets. I had access to some from work, but could only fit a few in my car at a time. Therefore I took pallets apart as I got them. Taking them apart was much easier than I anticipated, but obviously lost a few panels as I went along.

Step 1: The Base

The first couple of pallets I cut down to the width of the space I was using, to use as the base. I am using to pallet lengths (1 is slightly longer than the other). The area I am using is on a slope so I also added some supports underneath so the whole thing would be level. I decided that it would be easiest to build this as two sections, and join them together. I stained the base using Ronseal.

Step 2: The Back

I then built the back using 5 pieces of pallet horizontally attached with screws to 3 supports. Even pre-drilling the holes some wood split a little. This was also stained.

Step 3: Supports and Adding the Back

I then cut and stained the 4 corner supports for the wood store, these were then attached to the base. I actually found that if I stained the pallet wood and then didn't quite allow it to dry, there was less splitting when putting the screws through. From now on I stained everything before screwing it on. The back panel was then attached,again with screws.

Step 4: Top Supports

The long top supports where then cut, stained and attached. These where cut from wood from a slightly larger pallet in order to be able to reach. I then did the same with the sides, and made sure it was all square.

Step 5: Sides

With the woodstore on its side I then attached 4 more bits of wood to act as the sides. I just eyeballed these to get equal spacing. It was then flipped over, and I did the other side.

Step 6: The Roof

I needed to add another bit of wood across the back top support so that I could have a slope to my roof. I then nailed 3 beams across to act as a support for the roof. I then put a bit of 5mm marine ply on top and nailed that down.

Step 7: Make Another One

I then made another one in exactly the same way (although this one was slightly larger). I didn't attach the side panels on one side as it was going to be attached to the first wood store. When that's done, screw the two stores together. I gave mine another coat of stain (5 or 6 coats on the marine ply as it didn't take very well. Fill with wood!! Your done!!



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Thanks all. I used 4 or 5 pallets, the base used up two! It was very simple to build, only took a day. Was thinking about covering it, but the wood has stayed dry so far, so will see how stands up to the winter!

Gave me some ideas for mine, thanks!

Tempted to cover the ply in some shed felt?

Hi, how many pallets do you think you used altogether. You've done a really good job and it looks quite simple to produce.