Originally Posted by Cold Canadian
Originally Posted by perchie.girl
I have pallets down now... I am afraid to walk on them. they do rot out and and a normal weight person can walk on them but I am afraid I will step wrong and break one of the boards. If I am by myself cell phones dont work. Id be caught or cut ....
I am overkilling it because I am afraid to fall. and I want it to be reliable till I am in my eighties.
Is the plywood going on top of pallets ? If so I would get the green landscape posts and lay them down under the plywood , fairly inexpensive , just buy the green ones as they last forever , brown ones rot real quickly .
a nap and lotts of water... I am better.
No I am going to build a deck. the pallets must go and I need to clean out the old hay. they havent been lifted since I put them down about four years ago when I had the Shade structure built.
Green lanscape timbers? ummm Like these?
I like these that have been used as a walk way...
but I actually have some pressure treated wood four by fours I just need to add to their number to complete the project.
It Is very dry here thank goodness as long as my nose is running.... LOL. want to premake the pallets with the four by fouirs off set about a foot for an over hang so when I lay them down I will runn deck screws through to make the pallets a single floor I did this before for a shed deck. But I have never built a deck for my hay.
Of couse once the deck gets built I need to lay down boards to elevate the hay up to keep it dry... So the deck is for me the two by fours on top will be for the hay.
Eventually I want to do two decks so I will have an eight by twenty four single surface. Then short walls high enough to contain the hay and help keep it dry for when It does rain.
Our rain comes down in big gully washers and sometimes its driven by the wind.
So narrow deck first pre-designed to be added to .