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Building with pallets is one of those methods that people can use to prep on the cheap. How about turning a bunch of free pallets into a shed for storage? Do you think you can make a pallet barn? It’s a lot easier than you think.
Let’s be honest, people are always complaining about not having the money to prepare for disaster. Of course, that is a self-defeating excuse.
You can read the internet, you can write handwritten evacuation plans, you can do plenty of things that don’t cost a dime.
Related Content: How To Build a Barn Greenhouse, a very easy plan!
Skeleton of a Pallet Barn
To understand how you can use pallets to build a DIY barn you need to understand the skeleton of the thing.
The simplest method is to use 4X4s. Cement two of them 1 pallet distance apart in a sequence that defines how wide and deep you would like your barn to be.
If you want it to be 3 pallets wide you are going to need 6 4X4s on either side.
These posts keep the pallets in place. Then you do the same thing with all four sides. When you have created a four-walled structure all you need to do is cover the walls using lumber of your desired thickness.
Then you build a roof on the structure.
You can either cut a door in the barn or you can keep the whole front open wide. You can also leave one section open without pallets.
Pallet Barn Storage Options
Now that you have the means of building a shed or barn, you can store things you didn’t have space for in the past.
Space is a battle that we all fight in the prepping world. If nothing else you have so much more room for tools! Tools are a very important part of prepping.
Pallets are a poor person’s building material.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need 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 reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar
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