Originally Posted by Werforpsu
The platform floor is 3 sheets of plywood on top of 6 pallets and purchased lumber to secure it all together. There are 2 more sheets for the one walled off area and we have 6 more on our deck waiting to go on. The back wall is pallets plus wire fencing. If we plywood the roof, it will take about 4 sheets and that leaves us with 1 more window plus 2 more sheets of plywood for more walls. In that case, we are probably 1 or 2 sheets short. We were talking about using tin or shingles for the roof....didn't you say that you had tin to use for the roof?
My husband decided to buy more lumber instead of using pallets in more possible ways. He didn't enjoy using the pallets and wanted to use lumber instead. if you are willing to take apart pallets and use the wood that way, it will work well, but it is time and labor intensive...more then he had time for. The plywood is fairly thin. We probably spent around $400 on supplies. Still, the 6 sheets of plywood on the desk show that we didn't need it all to start with. All of the fencing and wire mesh we had sitting around, we didn't buy any fencing.
An impressive build, especially for that price! That design should allow you a lot of versatility with your layout inside.
When we tore apart an old trailer we took all the siding and roof tin to a recycling scrap metal yard. You can do a yellow pages search to see if there are any in your area, some will sell you stuff for whatever the scrap value is + a bit for profit. I also have hit up that scrap yard for the wire shelves from freezers and fridges, they make great dividers for blocking off small areas and work perfectly as ramps to help little chicks navigate onto porches and other high places.