This is a short blog post that’s based on a simple concept I haven’t seen done yet. The aim of this method is to speed and strengthen the construction of pallet walls. Feedback is definitely welcome.
The basic idea is to build posts about 6-1/2’ (2 m) apart with recycled steel pipe (galvanized is best) set in cylindrical concrete footers. The posts would go up through the inside of the pallets. You could use wood poles, recycled wood, etc. instead of pipe. I’ll focus on using pipe here because a lot of people live in areas where pipe is more practical. Some people have access to well drilling pipe or other kinds of recycled pipe. Wood is scarce in some areas. And some areas have high winds where the added strength of steel is advantageous. The posts extend above the pallets for attaching a top plate or beam.
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