Author Topic: Pallet Rack Hay Barn  (Read 6929 times)

Offline Dusti

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Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« on: October 09, 2013, 02:31:35 PM »
Hello TSPers.  Just thought I'd share a project we just completed on the homestead.  We needed to put in hay storage and came up with an interesting barn concept.  We used recycled pallet racking as the support structure and added trusses, metal roofing, and cedar siding.  The second floor joists are sitting on 14 foot pallet shelves.  The lower level is a catch pen for our cattle and drive thru storage for our tractor.  The second floor hay loft should easily hold 10+ tons of hay, not that we will need to store that much, but it's nice to have.  There is a 4x5 foot sliding door in the front of the barn to bring the hay up thru.  Just thought I'd pass this idea along.

Here's some of the pics from the construction and finished product:


Pallet racking going in.


Flooring joists going up.


First roof truss is up.


Starting the roofing.


Siding going up.


Barn finished!

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Re: Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 04:12:45 PM »
wow, damn! that is a great idea! where did you get the pallet racking? how much was it?

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Re: Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 05:11:56 PM »
Looks super cool!

John

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Re: Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 06:13:50 PM »
Picked up the pallet racks from Northwest Warehouse Solutions. They are in Midland,WA just off SR-512.  We found them a year or so ago on craigslist.

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Re: Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 06:33:11 PM »
Looks beautiful, but how sturdy is it?  Will the upper level support 10 ton and what if you get a wind storm or a cow bumping in to the lower level supports?

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Re: Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 07:24:43 PM »
The second story is very solid.  The uprights are bolted to concrete footers that are two feet wide by twenty feet long and eighteen inches deep into the ground.  Each "shelf" is rated to 5k lbs and the floor consists do six sets of these shelves.  Nice part is there is some flex being steel, which should hold up to the earthquakes out here.

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Re: Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 07:31:31 PM »
Nice.

Offline Samuel Fairlane

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Re: Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 08:51:33 PM »
Awesome!!! that's real nice.

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Re: Pallet Rack Hay Barn
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 01:57:38 PM »
Luv it.