Introduction: Pallet Wood Bridge
Easy DIY bridge made from pallets and logs.
We built this bridge so our sheep could cross the creek and eat the grass on the other side.
Made from Pallet Wood, Logs and Chipboard Screws.
Starting with the beams. I used the pallet stringers to make these.
I used a total of 12 stringers. 6 each side.
Pre-drill your holes, larger than the shank of the screws.
Drill 4 holes in each stringer. Keeping in mind, that only half of them need to be drilled.
Give the holes a chamfer.
Overlap your stringers roughly in half. And leave a mark.
Wood glue on one half.
Place your drilled stringer back on top.
Attach them together with batten screws.
The stringers may vary in width, so keep the top side as flat as possible.
Continue to overlap and attach, until you reach your overall length.
Time to pick the location. I chose to put the bridge right beside this large water plant.
Owen dug the post holes.
If you don't have an Owen of your own, you could dig the holes yourself.
I dug the creek out. Because we haven't had rain in a while and the water level was getting low.
Space your posts according to the length of your palings. Allowing for a little overhang.
Time to attach those beams.
Pre-drill and chamfer 2 holes on either end.
I used extra long decking screws to attach these.
Attach one of the screws. Go to the other side with a spirit level and attach your beam once level.
Time to attach the palings.
I used cheap chipboard screws.
And staggered the palings to give the bridge a bit more character.
Pre-drilled a line of holes down the center of all the palings.
Attach a line of palings on the underside.
Between the 2 beams.
The center support really takes up any of that flex in the thinner palings.
And makes the entire thing secure.
Time for the jump test.
One of our favorite places to hang out of an afternoon.
If you like building with pallets or other cheaper materials.
Or just want to get a bit more information
You might like to check out some of my YouTube videos.