Want to Know What the Standard Pallet Size Is? – Get the measurements right!
Many people are turning to pallets these days to build things since doing so is easy, cheap, and good for the environment. And when they’re getting started, the first question they always ask is “what’s the standard pallet size?” Well, we’re here to help you answer this question, once and for all. So whether you’re looking to build a cabin, a man-cave, or just a piece of furniture, pay attention now as we share some useful measurements and related cool pictures.
What is the Standard Pallet size?
I see this question a lot lately on the Internet.
What is the importance of knowing the standard pallet size?
Well the number one reason is so you can calculate how many pallets you need to complete your project!
A standard pallet measures four feet (48”) x forty inches (4o”) x six and a half inches (6.5”) tall.
The Cabin is a 12’ x 12’ and Walt said he used approx. 18 pallets. Now keep in mind Walt’s pallets were not the standard size but were mostly 8 – 10 foot in length and 4 feet wide.
You need to take this into consideration when figuring how many pallets you need. So my estimation would be at least 36 – 40 or a little more of the standard size pallets would be needed for this size house.
To begin with you need some tools if you are serious enough to build a Pallet House of any kind
Minimal tools needed:
- Hammer and Nails. I use Estwing 16-Ounce Rip Claw Hammer with Steel Handle. I find them to have great feel and balance.
- Skill Saw and a blade with carbon tipped teeth incase you hit unseen nails.
- Reciprocating Saw or Jig Saw to cut curves if needed. I prefer Dewalt sawsall orMilwaukee here.
- Tape Measure. I prefer Stanley .
- Gloves. You don’t want splinters.
- Saw Horses.
- Crow Bar.
- Speed Square
- Drill. Again I prefer Dewalt or Milwaukee
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