Pallet Jump Fill

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Want to build some new jump fill? These pallets are super easy to construct, and look great when painted up! All you need are 1×6 boards, a 2×4, a doorhinge and some screws.

I actually already had 8 of these pallets, my parents used them to place dog beds on when they bred dogs a long time ago. After having them lay around for many years, I finally decided to repurpose them as jumps! 

To construct one pallet, cut 4 1×6 boards of the desired width of your fill. Mine are 2’10” wide (86cm), but they can be any length you wish. Then, measure out how tall you want your pallets to be. I believe mine are 2’5″ (73cm) tall, but this can vary depending on how much space you want between each of your boards.

Get some screws that are appropriate for 2″ thick material, either 1 1/4″ or 1 1/2″ screws. Line up your boards as shown above, and get to work! Two screws at each intersection should be plenty.

Next comes building the stand. I cut an 18″ 2×4 board and attached it to one side of the door hinge with 3 screws. You could probably use 1×6 board for this step as well, if you don’t have extra 2×4 to spare.

I attached the other side of the doorhinge to the top of the 3rd highest pallet board (see diagram below).

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Please note the attachment of the hinge to the 2×4 and pallet as shown below. The pin of the doorhinge must be facing upward with the two boards attached to the outside of it, so it can fold completely flat against the pallet. The screws are shown in orange.

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After you have the stand attached, you should be able to prop up your new jump fill! They will also fold flat for easy storage. All that’s left to do is paint them up, or you can leave them natural. Here are two more examples of mine:

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Enjoy building! I would love to see what you guys come up with!

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