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Old 10-09-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default DIY Easy Shelter - Pallets + Hog Panel

We were in the need of a shelter to sit under in the rain or get out of the wind while at the lease. Google is your friend.

Looked at several possibilities and wanted to keep it under $150 total in material.

We got 10 pallets (3'x4'), three 50" x 16' hog panels, 10 T-Post, tie wire, nails, a 20' x 30' tarp, and couple 2'x4's.

I'll let the pics do the rest of the talking.

Total bill since we had everything except the tarp and panels is $120. Total dimension is 9' x 12'.

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Old 10-09-2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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These are the pics we went by that we found on Google.


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Old 10-09-2016, 06:07 PM   #3
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Did you make sure the pallets you got are not the kind that give you cancer?
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:09 PM   #4
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Now you've got me thinking about a carport at our cabin. Only downside I see is having to periodically replace the tarp unless you spent the money for a heavy duty one like used on big rigs.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:14 PM   #5
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Did you make sure the pallets you got are not the kind that give you cancer?


What?? Lol


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Old 10-09-2016, 06:20 PM   #6
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Thats pretty nice and best of all cheap. That will work for shelter, now get a buddy heater and lawn chairs and youre set haha
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:21 PM   #7
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:26 PM   #8
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Very nice and functional i like it
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:29 PM   #9
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I think he might have been talking about pallets are used to transport many things , even barrels of chemicals , some which are bad stuff , and sometimes these get spilled on and soak into said pallets , which could cause you health problems from breathing the fumes in a confined space . If that was not what he was talking about I`m sure he will elaborate on what he did mean .

By the way , I think that is pretty cool and functional

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Old 10-09-2016, 08:46 PM   #10
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I like it
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:58 PM   #11
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Google it. I'm not trying to dog your project but you might not want to "laugh out loud" about whether you used a type of pallet wood that is treated with method bromide.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:31 PM   #12
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Looks good and that's a pretty clever idea.

Don't eat, sleep or make babies on the pallets. You'll be fine.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:34 PM   #13
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Google it. I'm not trying to dog your project but you might not want to "laugh out loud" about whether you used a type of pallet wood that is treated with method bromide.


Everything I was reading says dust from cutting it, working with the pallets for crafts, and having them in your home could be harmful. These were feed pallets (bags of cattle feed) and this will only be used 8-10 times a year. We did not cut any of the pallets and they had been baked in the sun for months. Highly doubt it's anything to worry about. If they were furniture or decorations in my home oor if Iwas eating off of it as a table at camp I would be a little more worried.


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Old 10-09-2016, 09:41 PM   #14
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That's awsome. I was just thinking of building a pen for the dogs at the lease and this will work perfect.
Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:24 PM   #15
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:44 PM   #16
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Very nice and functional i like it
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:42 AM   #17
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I built the same thing for my cows that are in the pens, except I just used Tposts instead of pallets. I also have billboard tarps. The cows and wind have not torn them up yet!

I was thinking of doing the same thing to build a bow blind.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:43 AM   #18
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That is a great idea!
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:27 AM   #19
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:18 PM   #20
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Everything I was reading says dust from cutting it, working with the pallets for crafts, and having them in your home could be harmful. These were feed pallets (bags of cattle feed) and this will only be used 8-10 times a year. We did not cut any of the pallets and they had been baked in the sun for months. Highly doubt it's anything to worry about. If they were furniture or decorations in my home oor if Iwas eating off of it as a table at camp I would be a little more worried.


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Glad to hear it. Knowledge is power. Project looks great.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:30 PM   #21
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A blind is in the works with left over material similar to the shed. I'll let brunner post pics of it's progress. Both fun family projects.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:11 PM   #22
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Cool idea, thx for sharing. may use that. Most treated pallets seemingly are not readily available or when I need them to use for out of country shipments they seem to be hard to find. Here is an easy guide we look for on pallets
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:13 PM   #23
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Nice project.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:17 PM   #24
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That's a very nifty idea!
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:02 PM   #25
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Here's the start of the blind. The interior dimensions are 6'x100"

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Old 10-10-2016, 03:22 PM   #26
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that dog will hunt!!
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:29 PM   #27
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Looks good!
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:35 PM   #28
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The cows and wind have not torn them up yet!
Cows are the only reason we don't have a structure like this in camp. They'd tear that tarp apart. I have wanted to build one bad for a couple of years now... just can't talk myself into feeding the cows trap though.
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:24 PM   #29
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Mine haven't touched the tarp, but they love going underneath it. And, it is a billboard tarp, not the tarp you buy from the store.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:45 AM   #30
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We have cows as well not sure how it'll hold up to camp we will see


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Old 10-20-2016, 08:01 AM   #31
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Looks good.
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:52 PM   #32
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Nicely done.

I built a ground blind for AggieVet using cattle panels, T-posts, a couple cheap tarps and covering it all with camo-burlap. Had less than $150 in it. Thing worked very well. She got her first ever deer, a axis spike.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:23 AM   #33
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The cows on our place have not touched it yet. Bought some solar rope lights to put inside. May do an extension for cooking also. Have an old homemade wood heater from my father in laws old lease we may find a place for. That may go in another extension. More pics to come. Am I the only one who works harder at the deer lease than at home? Lol.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:58 PM   #34
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Just an update - this is still holding. We have not even replaced the tarp. The whole thing is about the same as the day we built it. Less than $150 spent and we are on season three with.

We plan on building even a larger one to have a place to play cards and eat when we have larger groups.

The current one from this post has kind of turned in to our cooking shack area.


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Old 10-25-2018, 11:34 AM   #35
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Looks good!
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:45 AM   #36
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:16 PM   #37
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Cool idea, thx for sharing. may use that. Most treated pallets seemingly are not readily available or when I need them to use for out of country shipments they seem to be hard to find. Here is an easy guide we look for on pallets
I wasnt aware of such a thing. I guess the 25 or 30 Ive cut up were OK cause I aint dead yet.
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:38 PM   #38
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Everything causes cancer. Nice build

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Old 10-30-2018, 10:12 PM   #39
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I need to build this
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:28 PM   #41
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I thought that was only if it was in CA? Maybe CA causes cancer?
Carry on, nice build!
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:01 AM   #42
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Good idea!
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:08 AM   #43
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I'm going to build a blind like this. This is a great idea
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:59 PM   #44
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interesting pallet info. The more you know....
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:05 PM   #45
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Sweet......that's pretty cool
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