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Old 01/31/08, 02:44 AM
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Goat barn made with free pallets - pics

Willow_girl's post inspired me to try to post pics of the little pallet barn we built.

Here are pictures of the little pallet barn we built for our goats. We had a bunch of free solid pallets. We used these for the walls and floor. The roof is cattle panels covered with tarp. We made pen dividers inside with pallets also. It is 12 X 12. I wish we had had the pallets to make it at least 16 wide. We can add to the length though.

Barn before tarp was applied.


With the floor finished. You can’t see it here but the floor and the walls rest on treated landscape timbers.


From the inside with the tarp applied.


From the outside, with dh. We cut the panels down a bit, dh was afraid they would be too flimsy if they were tall. After everything was together, we saw that the roof was very sturdy, and we needn’t have lowered it at all.
(edited - this is not dh, I'll try to fix this.)

From the outside with its new occupants.


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Old 01/31/08, 03:10 AM
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We had a bunch of free solid pallets.
Oh, I am jealous!!!

That looks great, Halo!
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Great Job! We have a local prison that gets rid of pallets by the dozens. I have about 60 extra right now.....

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Outstanding !!

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I'd be interested in seeing larger photos. Hard to see details.

Looks good tho.

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Nice!!!

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Could you re-post the photos again...Larger size...thanks

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Old 01/31/08, 08:05 AM
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It is so good you put in a floor! with all this rain, my shed is awash in mud!
Now, if ya'll have an excess of pallets, just let me know, I will take some off your hands!!
Looks like you have a really good carpenter around there!

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I second making the pics jist a tad bigger...jsut big enough that I can copy your idea. I need a new barn for my girls badly.

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Old 01/31/08, 08:54 AM
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halo, I can post bigger pictures for you, since I know you have slow speed internet. Just let me know if I can help!

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Looks good! I would like to see the bigger pics also.

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I'd like to see bigger pix, too, but I would not make a wood floor. Leave it dirt, that works just fine.

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Old 01/31/08, 09:57 AM
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I'm sorry, I know the small pics are hard to see. I don't know how to fix them, and it took me 45 minutes to upload the small pics.
Mamajohnson, if you can enlarge them, it'd be very much appreciated.

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Old 01/31/08, 10:08 AM
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Here is the outside with dh standing in front. There is a pallet leaned against the wall on the right, that became the porch.
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Well, I know it's sometimes difficult to upload photos, but the language! tsk tsk.

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well, tried to fix your link here, didnt work. give me a min!

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Here we go! think I got it!












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Well, I know it's sometimes difficult to upload photos, but the language! tsk tsk.
lol Sorry, that was my lame attempt at posting a larger image. It can be very frustrating!

I'll try to get the tiny pic in so you can at least squint at it.

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Halo, email the pix to mamajohnson or to me. I can put them up. Sending you a PM.

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Old 01/31/08, 10:40 AM
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Thanks Jim! I sent them to mamjohnson already, she's working on it.

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Thanks for the bigger pics!

Any kind of foundation on it? Or is it just set on the ground there where you have it?

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Your babies are getting so big! They are adorable!!! squeeze them for me.

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Old 01/31/08, 10:55 AM
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Mamjohnson, you did it! Thank you , thank you, thank you!!

Okay, as you can see in the pics we are not quite finished. The second pic shows the edge of the roof. It is supposed to have the tarp fastened to a 2X4 and rolled under, then nailed to the wall. That should let rain fall slightly away from the wall instead of running right down the side.

In the third pic - We are using a pallet as a half gate, so the cattle panel you see is normally fastened to the doorway on the right for a pen for Grandma and her babies. That leaves the other side open. We had the other goats fastened inside on the left behid the half pallet you see to let the babies out for a bit.

That big square of brace framing in the top back wall will become a window this spring. Probably just a hinged door that props up to shield from rain.

There is extra tarp on the left side, the plan was to add a lean-to. (not done yet)

Thank you mamajohnson and I'm sure all the homesteading squinters thank you too! Now, can you teach me to do that?

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ROFL! sure!
Get photobucket instead of snapfish, it is easier to deal with!
At least, that was my solution, oh and a really fast internet connection is a plus.
But, I know that isn't an option for you. Sorry!
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Thanks for the bigger pics!

Any kind of foundation on it? Or is it just set on the ground there where you have it?

Cheryl aka JM - It all sits on treated landscape timbers.
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One more thing if anyone is contemplating a building of this sort. To make your tarp last longer, you should protect it from the edges of the cattle panels. The best way is pipe insulation. You can get it in long skinny grey units that slip around the pipe and stick together. Just slip it along the outside edge of your roof line before adding the tarp.

Also give yourself some overhang on the front and back so the water does not run straight down the walls. And it makes fastening the tarp easier.
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Halo - That barn is not only practical, not only inexpensive using "found" materials. It's downright beautiful too! Very nicely done.

Pssst... where on earth did you acquire so many pallets? And solid ones at that...

I'm in Central Texas, thinking I might ought to start looking around, not sure where to start though!

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Cheryl aka JM - It all sits on treated landscape timbers.
Okay~ so if I'm understanding it's just sitting on top of the ground ~the treated timbers being the only part that actually contacts the ground~ and the wieght of it is depended on to keep it from blowing away in a big wind? (I'm a California girl originally......the earth moving is one thing.....but big winds make me nervous!)
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Could you re-post the photos again...Larger size...thanks
Ditto! It looks fantastic but I can't see the pictures well enough

Never mind! LOL - sorry I hadn't scrolled down far enough.

Oh my gosh - you guys did a fabulous job with those! How did you get the cattle panels to arch that way?
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Ditto! It looks fantastic but I can't see the pictures well enough
scroll down a bit, they are there bigger, just on down the thread
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