Working with recycled timber #18: Pallet Mower Shed

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 12-27-2013 10:28 PM 1805 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was able to collect some metal pallets and conventional pallets from a business near by.

I spoke with the owner and he has pleased that somebody could, 1 Take them away, and 2. Make use of it all.

So after a few trips home I have it all in the yard, much to the annoyance of Aurora, best get it all de nailed stacked and put to use PDQ!

So I used an angle grinder to cut the front section out of two of the metal frames and use one to stack reclaimed timber in.

The other I cut a side out of and used it to make the Mower Shed

First up I built the roof structure.

Made the traditional Joints and assembled it onto the frame.

Then it was on with the Floor and sides, its great being able to roll the building around so assembly was easier!

The floor was simply the pallet frame parts cut to length and fitted with a sheet of ply.

The walls were all rebated and screwed onto battens that I had fastened with screws to the metal banding

I can see the mowers getting evicted and some little people setting up in it for a tea party or such so I ground off all sharp protruding screws and any other sharp objects which may cause an injury.

A coat of River gum Green and it was positioned in the back of the garden.

Lots of timber gone and some clutter tidied up in the process.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 12-27-2013 10:44 PM

nice work rob thats one way to use it.

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 12:53 AM

It is so nice to recycle. Nicely done.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 03:15 AM

two thumbs up

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 12:57 PM

Great recycling Robert! Quite a nice result on the shed. My wife and I have been talking about buying a snow removal machine, but I haven’t room for one in the garden shed or my garage. Your idea of a small shed might be just what I need, but haven’t thought about. Thanks for the inspiration. Luckily, we haven’t had any snow yet.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 09:58 PM

I love fecycled wood projects, they have a way of looking so much better

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 12:25 AM

Awww, a baby garage. Dat’s kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 12:50 PM

Great little project and the fact it was made of pallet wood, automatically gives it a place in my heart.
Way to go.
Happy new year,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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