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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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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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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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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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Thanks Jim! I sent them to mamjohnson already, she's working on it.

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