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27 DIY Pallet Shed Plans That Gives You Best Outdoor Storage Space

Building your own pallet shed is like putting together a giant puzzle that you designed yourself. I remember when I decided to tackle this project, I sifted through countless plans online, searching for the perfect fit for my backyard. Finally settling on one, I gathered up a bunch of old pallets and got to work.

As I followed the instructions, I realized how much freedom I had to make this shed truly mine. I could tweak the design to fit my storage needs perfectly, adding shelves here and there for organization. And because pallets come in all shapes and sizes, I could play around with the style until it matched the vibe of my home.

It wasn’t always easy, though. Some parts of the build required extra effort, and I had to get creative to overcome obstacles along the way. But seeing the finished product standing proud in my backyard made it all worth it. My DIY pallet shed wasn’t just a storage space; it was a reflection of my hard work and ingenuity.

Look over our round up of these 27 amazing diy pallet sheds that I have gathered from the internet and choose the design that is right for your storage needs.

1- DIY Pallet Garden Shed

Build a perfect building to hold all of your garden tools with these free pallet shed plans by Instructables. As we all know that several tools are needed to grow a garden, maintain a lawn and do simple home repairs. All those tools need a place to be kept that is dry and out of the elements.

This garden shed is an ideal DIY building project that will hold all of your garden tools in one dry location.

To build this pallet shed plan you need material such as Pallets, Nails, screws, other various fasteners, Hammer, Drill, Chop saw, circular saw, shovel, Leftover lumber from other projects.

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DIY Pallet Garden Shed, Image via: Instructables

2- Mini Barn DIY Pallet Shed

Download these free plans to build a DIY pallet shed by Goodshomedesign that looks like a mini barn. We like this shed design as it provides large double front doors that allow us more space for driving in a riding lawn mower and other large pieces of gardening equipment.

Mini Barn DIY Pallet Shed, Image via: Goodshomedesign

3- Pallet She Shed

If you are looking pallet shed on a budget I would suggestion you this is outdoor She Shed that is made with mostly recycled building materials. Recycled wooden pallets are used to create the entire frame and subfloor for this cute shed that can be used for many things. Leftover building supplies are used to complete this DIY project that has multiple uses.

Use the finished shed as a She Shed where you can have some quiet time to relax or create crafts, or the finished shed can be used for storage. You can use these pallet wood shed plans on Youtube to make a larger shed that can be finished with new building materials and use it for a mother in law suite or guest cottage.

Watch this YouTube video and start with these pallet wood shed plans and build the outdoor shed that will meet your needs.

4- Barn Style Pallet Shed

Learn how to build a pallet shed in this YouTube video that resembles a little barn. This would be a perfect outdoor storage building to compliment an old farm house or a house that is built to resemble a barn. These pallet shed plans can also be used to build a chicken coop for a backyard flock of hens.

If large storage is your preference I like to recommend you this shed that can not only store outdoor equipment but also would be perfect for storing the riding lawn mower, ATV, or tractor if you put in a wide exterior door. The equipment would be easy to drive in and out of the storage building as needed.

It’s easy to build a shed from pallets and it will save you a lot of money on building materials. The wooden pallets are usually given away free of charge or a very small price is charged for them. You will be able to increase your outdoor storage space cheaply when you use pallets for building materials.

5- DIY Pallet Shed With Sliding Glass Doors

When you don’t want your garden shed to look like a shed, we advice you to consider using these DIY building plans by Rural route diaries. For this pallet shed plan, start with recycled pallets, add siding and a sliding glass door, and the finished project will look more like a guest house than a place to store outdoor garden equipment.

DIY Pallet Shed With Sliding Glass Doors
DIY Pallet Shed With Sliding Glass Doors, Image via: Rural route diaries

6- DIY Pallet Shed

Use these wood shed plans by theownerbuildernetwork to create an attractive outbuilding that will meet any code law and add value to your property. No one will guess it was made from recycled wood pallets.

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DIY Pallet Shed, Image via: theownerbuildernetwork

7- Barn Style DIY Pallet Shed

This pallet storage shed by Buzznicked by is made to look like a mini barn. Easy to create roof line give this functional storage shed an aesthetically pleasing look that will increase property appearance and value.

A sliding barn door completes the barn style, and a couple of windows bring in plenty of natural light. Create a small bump-out under the barn roof overhand to use for firewood storage. This area will keep firewood dry without taking up any room inside of the shed.

Barn Style Pallet Shed
Barn Style Pallet Shed, Image via: Buzznicked

8- Simple Pallet Shed Design

This diy wooden shed by Instructables has a simple design, but a lot of character. Easy to build and large enough to store a riding lawn mower, snow blower and all the other tools needed to keep a yard and garden looking their best.

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Simple Pallet Shed Design, Image via: Instructables

9- Garden Shed With Natural Light

Plenty of natural light will flood the interior of this DIY pallet shed by Hometalk. Two front windows and a glass panel front door let in the sunlight and add a touch of yesteryear’s charm to the overall look. Create a relaxing faux porch by placing a few pallets on the ground in front of the shed and an old rocking chair to rest in after a day of gardening. You may also like to check out diy lean to shed plans for building an inexpensive storage space.

Garden Shed With Natural Light
Garden Shed With Natural Light, Image via: Hometalk

10- 8 x 6 DIY Pallet Shed

If you need a lot of outdoor storage space,  we suggest this large shed by Instructables to you. Made almost entirely of recycled pallets, this large storage shed can be built within one week and provide plenty of room to meet all your storage shed needs.

8 x 6 DIY Pallet Shed
8 x 6 DIY Pallet Shed, Image via: Instructables

11- Sunny and Bright DIY Pallet Shed

Watch your garden grow from inside in this sunny and bright storage shed by Allotmentyorkshire. Small enough to place in the garden, the two large windows facing the garden will give the feeling of being in the garden while you’re inside the shed working on projects.

Sunny and Bright DIY Pallet Shed
Sunny and Bright DIY Pallet Shed, Image via: Allotmentyorkshire

12- Garden DIY Pallet Shed

Use these garden shed plans by Grit to build an attractive and sheltered location in which to store all your garden tools. Large enough to hold all outdoor tools, small enough to leave plenty of landscape space for the garden.

Garden DIY Pallet Shed
Garden DIY Pallet Shed, Image via: Grit

13- DIY Pallet Storage Shed

Mixing building mediums is modern and stylish, and it’s easy to do with these free plans. This small wood and metal shed by instructables created from recycled pallet wood and metal roofing provides a safe and dry pace to store a lawn mower, leaf blower, and a few other needed lawn care items.

This shed style takes up very little space in the backyard and looks very attractive. The total cost for this DIY build will be almost nothing if you have a sheet of metal roofing on hand.

DIY Pallet Storage Shed
DIY Pallet Storage Shed, we love this design as we can use small space to build such a nice shed, Image via: Instructables

14- DIY Pallet Cabin

Versatile pallet cabin design can be used for a variety of things, you may even want to live in it!  The front porch is ideal for sitting, the side shelter with roof is ideal for an outdoor cooking area and the interior is roomy enough for a living space.

Learn how to build a shed from pallets by 1001pallets with these free and easy to follow plans, then you can decide how to use it. This pallet cabin could be multi-functional and be used for storage, camping and an outdoor cooking area.

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DIY Pallet Cabin, Image via: 1001pallets

15- Tiny DIY Pallet Cabin

Here are plans to build the perfect off grid vacation cabin in the woods. These free shed plans by Tinyhousetalk will take you through the entire build so you can create a woodland get-away from recycled pallet wood.

This adorable tiny cabin feature a high ceiling, natural light and a front porch. The nearby outhouse can also be created from recycled pallet wood as well. All the creature comforts to make your camping experience comfortable while keeping the DIY affordable.

Add insulation and siding to the cabin to make it usable year around. This DIY pallet shed could also be used for full time off grid living.

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Tiny DIY Pallet Cabin, Image via: Tinyhousetalk

16- Slope Roof Pallet Shed

This large DIY shed can be used for storage, as a play house for kids, an off grid homestead or any number of other uses. This free pallet shed plan by Imgur will show you how to build a 12 feet by 16 feet building with a sloped roof.

We love The high ceiling, wide door entrance and sloped roof of this shed that would provide plenty of interior room and make the pallet shed usable year around.

Recycle used 2×4‘s plywood and concrete blocks in the building process to keep the cost down. Adding sliding barn doors to the front of this large shed would make it ideal for using as a barn for small animals, like goats or sheep.

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Slope Roof Pallet Shed, Image via: Imgur

17- Play House Pallet Shed Plans

Kids love to have their own backyard play house. It’s a place where they can let their  imagination run free and a place they can call their own. Use these pallet shed plans by Hometalk to create an attractive and cozy play house for your kids.

The design will increase your property value, plus it will make a great tool storage shed when the kids outgrow it. Add window and a glass panel door for plenty of natural light to come inside this adorable wood pallet play house.

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Play House Pallet Shed Plans, Image via: Hometalk

18- Wood Storage Shed

These free pallet shed plans by Instructables will show you how to build a wood storage shed that will keep your firewood dry and provide you easy access to the wood.

The slim design holds a lot of firewood without taking up much space in the back yard. the design has two separate spaces and two doors to allow for the separation of seasoned firewood and green firewood. The wood shed is easy to load and unload with firewood.

Wood Storage Shed
Wood Storage Shed, Image via: Instructables

19- Open Window DIY Pallet Shed

Open the window and let the fresh air come in! These free storage shed plans by ana-white will help you create a space in which you not only store garden items, but start seedlings, make repairs and enjoy the view.

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Open Window DIY Pallet Shed, Image via: ana-white

20- Back Yard Shed

These diy pallet shed plans by Instructables will show you how to create a DIY storage shed that is just the right size for a small back yard. This 8 feet by 6 feet pallet shed is easy and inexpensive build, and it can hold a lot of equipment for its small size.

Add a front window so natural light can get inside and to make the shed look attractive. This shed design is inexpensive and quick to build.

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Back Yard Shed, Image via: Instructables

21- Wood Pallet Storage Shed

If you need a cover space for storing pallets at outdoor this is the brilliant idea for you. This diy wood shed by Instructables is going you a little cost as most of the material used is salvaged.

Pallet Storage Shed
Pallet Storage Shed, Image via: Instructables

22- Budget Friendly Pallet Shed

When you need more outdoor storage but you don’t have much money, recycled wooden pallets are what you need.

Building a shed out of pallets is cheap and this YouTube video will provide you with free building plans. The recycled pallets provide you with enough wood to build this large outdoor shed for about $50. Some places that recycle wooden pallets give them away for free so the lumber for the shed could cost even less.

This sturdy, attractive DIY pallet shed can be used for outdoor storage space to keep items clean, dry, and out of the elements. The shed could also be used as a workshop to keep you out of the elements while you work.

Be kind to the environment and your budget by using recycled wooden pallets to build an outdoor storage shed.

23- Large Pallet Shed

Building a shed from pallets is made easy with this YouTube instructional video. This large shed is constructed from recycled pallets and the result is amazing. The large size makes it an ideal outdoor storage space to store seasonal items, furniture, outgrown kid’s items, and much more.

The large size of the structure will allow you to store lots of items and still have space leftover for crafting. If you don’t enjoy crafting, create a personal space in the pallet shed to relax and catch up on some alone time.

The sloped roof is easy to construct and will allow the rain and snow to quickly move off the roof. Windows are easy to incorporate into the design and can be placed where you want them. Use these pallet shed plans to increase your outdoor storage space and increase your property value. A well built storage shed like this one is desirable and will increase the re-sale value of your home.

24- Garden Pallet Shed

Get these pallet shed plans that will show you how to build an attractive garden shed that will hold your garden tools and add value to your property.

This garden shed is constructed mainly from the wood of recycled pallets. It is the perfect size for a suburban backyard. This pallet shed will keep all your garden tools handy and out of the elements while taking up very little space in the backyard.

Keep your bags of mulch and compost dry and prevent metal garden tools from rusting by storing them in a pallet shed like this one by Easypalletideas. The shed is also large enough to store a push mower weed whacker, and leaf blower.  Everything you normally use to keep your lawn and garden in tip-top shape can be stored in this pallet shed.

These free building plans can be downloaded and printed out for easy access. Wooden pallets are very cheap, sometimes even free, so this DIY pallet shed will be an inexpensive asset to your backyard.

Garden Pallet Shed
Garden Pallet Shed, Image via: Easypalletideas

25- House Size Pallet Shed

If you need a large storage shed or maybe need extra living space, this house size pallet shed can solve your problem. This large shed is constructed out of recycled pallets and will save you a ton of money on building materials while providing you with a large versatile outdoor building.

The large building can be used as a workshop, storage space, mother in law suite, teenager hangout, or a multitude of other things. the interior can be finished with new building materials, add windows, doors, and electricity and the pallet shed would become a pallet house.

This video will show you how this large building can be built for a small price when you use these free pallet shed plans on youtube and recycled wooden pallets. Wooden pallets are easy to find and cost very little (sometimes they are free) and the wood is sturdy, already cut, and ready to use.

Wooden pallets are great for any type of building project. They can be used to construct outdoor storage sheds, living spaces, decks, kids’ playhouses, outdoor garden furniture, and much more. Locate a source for wood pallets near you so you can have the pallets on hand for your future DIY projects like this pallet shed.

26- DIY Pallet Wood Shed

Here have have a great idea for keeping your firewood neatly stacked and dry. Use these free pallet shed plans by Lisasscribbles for constructing a pallet wood shed right next to the location where you chop firewood.

Great for construction in the backyard of any home that has a wood burning stove or fireplace. Also great for use at an off grid homestead. These free pallet shed plans are easy to follow and the shed will cost less than $20 to build.

Pallet Wood Shed
Pallet Wood Shed, Image via: Lisasscribbles

27- DIY Pallet Shed Studio

Use these free pallet shed plans by Olivierlonguet to build a large studio for your art projects. This pallet storage shed design create a large stand alone unit that can be used for painting, pottery, jewelry making, wood working or any number of other art projects you may enjoy doing.

After the pallet shed studio is completed, recycle more wood pallets into custom furniture to furnish the shed. This design would make an ideal detached office, backyard man cave or she shed. Finish the look off with a picket fence around the shed created from wood pallets.

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DIY Pallet Shed Studio, Image via: Olivierlonguet

Summing Up!

By recycling a wood pallet you can do most of your DIY projects without buying expensive material. They don’t cost much or even you can get free. Recycled pallet shed is a great way to store your garden equipment, lawn mower, different woodworking and power tools. We hope this article guided you well in making your own wood pallet sheds.

 Here we have prepared a questionnaire to answer some of the frequently  asked questions. 


How Many Pallets Does It Take To Build A Shed?

To build a pallet shed of standard size that is 48 by 40 inch. So you need 9 pallets to create a structure that is 4 feet deep and 6.5 feet wide.

How do you weatherproof a wooden pallet?

To make pallets weatherproof you need to apply a coat of lacquer or varnish sealant. However while applying sealant to your pallet keep them at room temperature and in good ventilation.

Is it cheaper to build a shed or buy a pallet?

For making wood pallet shed it’s always cost efficient material and sometimes even free. It saves the cost of hiring labor, Buying expensive material from the market and you have your own custom design pallet shed. Typically the cheapest shed to build costs you only 500$.

Is it safe to use pallets to make a shed?

The first thing you need to do when buying pallets is make sure they are not damaged. Pallets are used for transport of goods and during this they can break due to mishandling. Splinters, cracks, loose nails, warping, or shrinking. Also some research conducted by the National Consumers League found E.coli bacteria that is harmful for your kids.


Nc State University Bio Resources, “Process methods and levels of automation of wood pallet repair in the United States”, https://bioresources.cnr.ncsu.edu/resources/process-methods-and-levels-of-automation-of-wood-pallet-repair-in-the-united-states/

About Farhan Ahsan

My name is Farhan Ahsan,I am web enthusiast, writer and blogger. I always strive to be passionate about my work. I started my work at the beginning of 2007 by engaging myself with detail reading and exchanging information with others. Since then things and times have changed, but one thing remains the same and that is my passion for helping and educating people, building a successful blog and delivering quality content to the readers. I always love to write about gardening, sustainable life, off grid living and homestead farming.

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