Now that we’ve addressed safety concerns and dismantling pallets, let’s talk about planning your next pallet project.
How do you plan out your next big project?
As of right now, I work outside of the blog world to pay the bills. Someday I’m hoping to change that. But, for right now I have to do what is needed to survive.
While slaving away, I brainstorm. I think of the next project. What do I need or want in my home? How can I make it happen using things I have around the house? Do I have the items or do I need to make a few purchases.
I usually keep a paper and pencil on my workspace for notes or scribbles. If I have an idea, I make note of it. If a sketch comes to me while working, I draw it.
In fact, that’s how I came up with the idea and plans for my pallet shed. I previously researched the construction part of the shed so I had an idea of the basics. I created a drawing of what I wanted the final result to look like. I then added a couple windows and a door to the shed drawing. I finished with the plan of execution of the roof. (That was the hard part.)
By making a list, it creates a foundation for the next project.
After creating a foundation, I made another list of things I needed to complete the task.
- How many pallets will I need? (More than I originally thought.)
- How many cans will it take to cover the roof? (I wasn’t even close!)
- How many screws or nails are needed? (Too many to list.)
- How many windows and doors will I need? (2 windows and 1 door.)
- What additional lumber will I need to purchase? (Wood to frame the roof.)
- What type of roofing paper will I need? (One roll of tar paper.)
- What tools do I need to complete the project? (hammer, saws, tin-snips, drills)
- Will I be painting or staining this project? (Sealer)
As you can see, I was off in my guesstimation for the project. But, I had a good foundation to begin with and that sure beats winging it when it comes to large projects. There’s nothing worse than stopping in the middle of a project because you need to make a trip to the store.
Are you a planner or list builder?
Do you start a project and hope for the best or do you have to have a set of plans?
How do you plan for your next project?
Drop me a line below, I would love to hear from you.
I hope you’ve found today’s Planning Your Next Pallet Project beneficial.