Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Using Wooden Pallets

Many companies receive products on pallets and a lot of these companies just throw out these pallets.  Many times they will place the pallets on the curb for others to pick up for free.  Check Craigslist to see if any companies are giving away pallets.  I have started collecting pallets from some of the warehouses where I live.  I mainly intend to use them for the wood stove that I will be making out of barrels.  However, there are some interesting things that can be made out of pallets.  You can build a fence for the garden, a wood shed, a temporary shelter, and just about anything you can think of.  I used some pallets and a 8 foot section of cedar fence that I had laying around to build a small structure to hold fire wood.  See the photos below.  Once I obtain more pallets I may add a makeshift roof to keep the wood dry. 

Live the Motto - Be Prepared!


  1. 2 years ago I found some huge pallets, not the 3X3 type. These had after-market truck parts transported on them and some of them were up to 6ft across ! We tore them apart and made raised beds out of them.

  2. I just love pallets.

    I use 'em under everything, even the stuff that has a concrete floor under it. One of the grocery stores in our area, always has pallets outside that are free for the taking.


  3. I stood them on end,wired them together to make a box, stapled chicken wire around them and made compost bins. Works great!