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How To Make a Children’s Log Cabin with Pallets
While a treehouse is simple and fun, you can take it up a notch with a DIY kid-sized cabin! This tutorial calls for mostly pallet boards and other reclaimed material for a sturdy, cute cabin that is not only fun to build, but is sure to be enjoyed by generations to come. The build guide follows a step-by-step process that starts with setting the foundation and follows through to the painting and decorative finishes. Materials and measurements are included in the tutorial for fool-proof construction. I really appreciated that the build includes setting a sturdy foundation for the cabin, since many area sees plenty of snow in the winter.
The rest of the design is easy to follow, with simple floor, wall and roof frames to assemble. There’s room for improvisation with the flooring and roofing materials, depending on what you are able to salvage. Personally, this was my favorite part of the build-being able to look around for unique materials!
Don’t forget to use heat treated (HT) pallets that haven’t been treated with nasty chemicals if you find them for free on Craigslist or local stores. We would love to see pictures on our Facebook page!
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.