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The Pallet Chook Shed – Part Two

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you’ll know that just over a month ago I salvaged a pallet from a neighbours front yard (they were getting rid of it) and decided to turn it into a chook shed. It’s been lying neglected in the backyard for the last few weeks. However, last weekend we seized the opportunity while Miss M was taking a nap and got to work.

It still needs a roof and chicken wire but the skeleton is there. We’ll probably prop it up on bricks in the back corner once it’s done. In the meantime, I’m scouring gumtree ads looking for scraps of roofing metal & chicken wire.

Here is a picture of the screws we used. Note that they are galvanised because they’ll be exposed to the elements. Mr T simply drilled them straight into the pallets using an electric drill. No pilot holes or fancy carpentry methods. Simply line up the screw, apply pressure & drill. We didn’t even mark out plans before-hand, preferring instead to make choices in the moment. I call it mindful carpentry, others might call it lazy (and I’d agree to that too).


3 responses »

  1. It is so great to see that someone is putting a pallet to good use. I have snagged myself some pallets too would like to start pulling them apart to make a potting bench. I saw the directions for this online, printed it out, and now, need to start working on getting the pallets apart to make this craft project. Pulling the pallets apart is hard work, phew! Can’t wait to see your finished project! 🙂


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