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Garden Pallet Shed: Unique Shed Roofed Using Tin Cans

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You've gotta see this Pallet Garden Shed Roofed Using Tin Cans - created using 90% repurposed items. I used pallets for the flooring, framing, and an outer covering of the shed. The metal roofing is from institutional-sized cans that had the tops and bottoms removed, cut, flattened and attached as shingles. The entire roof was spray painted with copper metal paint.

How to build pallet garden shed roofed using tin cans - the foundation & Walls:

Before starting this project, check if you have all the tools to do it.

First, we laid out the flooring using six large pallets. I used more pallets for the lowest portion of the walls and attached eight together. The second layer of pallets went up. We cut this set at an angle to create the pitch of the roof. We built the tallest portion at the front of the shed so you wouldn't hit your head coming in and out. The pallets were secured together and stringer boards were secured over the joints of each set of pallets for extra reinforcement. A temporary header board was used to keep the front wall from toppling down while the upper layer of pallets was installed. For the upper layer, you'll need to dismantle your pallets as you'll use only the pallet planks.

How to build pallet garden shed roofed using tin cans - the doors, windows, and framing:

We had framed out the door and windows before we got much further. Next, we installed a more permanent header board and installed the doors and windows. We sealed the largest gaps around the windows with trimmings and then began cladding the front of the shed with deck boards to the top of the wall line. This helped stabilize the installed door and windows quite a bit. We used 2x4's to span the roofline from front to back, securing them with those roofing joist brackets and nails. Next, we covered the entire top with plywood and screwed them in place. We finished out the siding on the shed and then moved on to "roofing" with our tin-can project.

How to build pallet garden shed roofed using tin cans - the roof:

This involved cutting the bottoms out of numerous industrial-sized food cans, using tin snips and power tools to cut them into a long strip, and then flattening them out for use. We started the "shingling" like any other shingling project. We put down barrier paper and secured with staples. Next, we snapped a straight line and began from the bottom corner of the roof, keeping the bottom line of cans as straight as possible. I mounted the cans into place using roofing nails. We repeated it, overlapping the next layer by a few inches, as well as took care to stagger the joints. Then we finished this project by folding the top layer over a header board and installing a cap layer over that. We simply bent the front faces of the cap layer over to form a natural drip rail.

I sprayed the entire metal roof with copper spray paint. This elevates the project somewhat, as well as protects the metal from rusting. It's now time to make my own pallet skull chair to sit in front of my shed :)

Find this project at scrapality.com

Garden Pallet Shed: Unique Shed Roofed Using Tin Cans Pallet Sheds, Cabins, Huts & Playhouses

Garden Pallet Shed: Unique Shed Roofed Using Tin Cans Pallet Sheds, Cabins, Huts & Playhouses

Garden Pallet Shed: Unique Shed Roofed Using Tin Cans Pallet Sheds, Cabins, Huts & Playhouses


Bio: Hello, I’m Andrea. I’m a wife, mother of three girls, three step-children and four furry childr... read more

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Heather Stiletto

<3 it! Nice job! – HS. Happy Palleting!


My wife and I along with our kiddo’s will be moving shortly to her family’s farm. Since we found out we were going to move, we have found several plans on these type of buildings, but this one has to be one of my favorites. I may have looked over it, but what is the total size of the building? My son and I are not wanting to loose our man cave that we currently have in our house now, plus, it looks like such a nice place to have a cup of coffee in the morning! BTW, We have… Read more »

katerina stepovikov
katerina stepovikov

Would love to see your end results !!!

Carol Blaber

This will give him more ideas. Ha! Ha !

Pam Day

Love this!

Anne Lise Vatne Eide

Dette var tøft! Ser for meg salg av saft, geleer og syltetøy fra denne “boden”! Skikkelig koselig!

Lalie Portejoie


Victor Daniel Castiglione

muy bueno

jane bass
jane bass

I want one. love it.

Amelia Ferrandi


Nellie Smith

love it

Pascale Côté
Pascale Côté

I’d like to have one.

Lorna Touchette Hurley
Lorna Touchette Hurley

This is great!

France Blanchard
France Blanchard

Que c beau ça……..

Nanou Taillade
Nanou Taillade

Heu… J voudrais la même


I have seen 100s of plans but like this one best. I’m a 67-year-old women and like this one because it is simple and cheap. We use free pallets for many projects on oue two-acre farmette. Let the building begin!


Love it!

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