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Pallets for stacking?? Methods??

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  1. Andy8850

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    I had a friend bring over a bunch of pallets today, about forty of them, what’s the best method to use them for wood stacks? My land isn’t very level so I’d have to level them out but I hate to just burn them when I have so much wood to stack
     
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    I’d love some hoarder input here
     
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    I've run them and the stack downhill because leveling them is a PITA. My pics are on a dead PC. My current stacks are in the woods on a flat plot. Not ideal but what I had to do.
    Basically I stack a cord on three (two rows of 16-18" on each) and the ends get a pallet each stood up vertical with a board nailed or screwed at a 45º angle to keep it up straight. Or on the hill straight enough. Not necessarily plumb, which would look nice but it is a wood stack.
     
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    I’ve never found a reason to level them. Don’t want them wobbling excessively but level? Unless you on the side of the Matterhorn it’s overrated.
     
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    If your pallets are wood it would be best to have them on blocks to keep them off the ground. Pallets stood up on the ends with metal fence posts through them work well .
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    I stack across a slope. I use cinder blocks, cobblestones and bricks to support my pallets. The supports are set into the ground with the cinder blocks being on the downhill side. Each pallet is made level but the pallets in one stack are usually not level with one another. Having the stack run generally downhill allows me to stack to a uniform height of 54” while still having water run off of the metal roofing in one direction. Here’s a pic of the setup and a finished stack on those same pallets. Each pallet generally has 8 supports.

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    I do as Erik B does... I started out with wood pallets. Now I'm pretty much switching over to plastic. I use about 9 bricks per skid, and by the end of the day they usually settle to almost flush with the ground... from the freeze thaw cycle... I usually put 2 to 4 sets deep of either 2 or 3 wide with skids standing vertically on the ends... making a cube per say...
     
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    I am looking at switching over to all plastic pallets as well. It may take a year or two until I get wood off of my wood pallets.
     
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    I bought 20 (I think it’s 20) plastic pallets at a shopko store during their close out sale. $5 each. Only used 3 so far for the “floor”in my wood shed kit.
     
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    I built this stack into a hill. The front edge of the pallet rests on a 2x12 and the back on grade. The pallets are 40"x48". I did it rather hastily. The 2x12 slopes to the right downhill, which turned out to be a plus when i covered it with metal roofing couple weeks ago. IMG_0609.JPG
    double row stack of 16" long splits. I put a pallet vertically against the tree to save time so i dont have to criss cross (crib) the ends.
    Sometimes ill put 2x4, 4x4's under pallets. Most right on grade. I have access to a lot of 40x48" pallets so i utilize these the most. IMG_0339.JPG
    Another version with the same sized pallets, diagonally braced on the ends. I stacked the wood so each row is a measured half cord just so i know how much wood i have. This is an older pic and is now a full triple row. There is a fourth row between two trees behind this.
     
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    2 rows wide with random cribbing thrown in to stabilize. I'd have to move to find a hill to stack on around here:rofl: :lol:
     
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    I have fairly level ground where I stack mine. I make sure it's level enough; to the point the pallets aren't wobbling. I used some cinder blocks this year; the skinner ones. I think they're 4" tall? Not sure on the exact height. There's a thread around here where I took some pics. I'll try and dig it up and post here.
     
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    you could build yourself a pallet woodshed. lots of examples out there.
     
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    I built these today, I’m gonna try a couple and see how they work
     

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    Thanks for the ideas guys, much appreciated
     
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    I have converted to plastic pallets. One day I hope to have a large wood shed and use them for the floor. Right now they are in the field with double row stacks on them
     
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    I use t-posts for the ends. Ive tried cross stacking but because I hand split getting consistent splits made it more of pain than I was willing to put up with. Works good for us. 20180908_135356.jpg


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    Glad to help. Those look like 40x48" pallets that i use. Simple and effective wood rack. Nice work Andy8850
    Keep in mind i now have triple the wood i normally do so im constantly reinventing my PA and stacks.
     
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