Country Lore: Pallet Firewood Shed

A reader describes the firewood shed he built out of used pallets collected from an industrial park.

| October/November 2009

  • firewood shed
    A firewood shed for drying and storing wood, made from old pallets.

  • firewood shed

I have built two firewood sheds for seasoning and storage of fuel wood using pallets and sheeting I found in free wood piles at a nearby industrial park. The used corrugated roofing is from a barn that was being dismantled and moved. I caulked the old nail holes to make the roofing waterproof.

I positioned the woodsheds with their backsides facing the prevailing winds to keep the rain and snow from blowing in, while also providing maximum airflow to dry the wood.

Mark Jacobson
Spokane, Washington

12/4/2010 12:40:03 PM

Can you post some more pictures and or plans for your pallet firewood shed? I would like to build one and would love as much more information about building yours as you are willing to provide. Thank you!

2/17/2010 10:42:25 AM

my grandparents built their first house completely out of pallets. my grandad would bring the old pallets home from where he worked. my grandma would take them apart and straighten the nails as best she could then they would add to the house as they could. this was in the 1920s / 1930s.

2/17/2010 10:41:51 AM

my grandparents built their first house out of pallets. my grandpa would bring them home from work. my grandma would take them apart and straighten the nails as best she could and they would add to the house every day. this was during the 1930s / 1940s.


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