Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
That's a small budget. =/. I think you'll get a shelter out of it--where do you live? Also, how do intend to store hay/grain? I've been on several threads and a few of us have talked about buying materials for building a few pieces at a time, then, when accumulated, we can advance and finish our building projects.
Lowe's sells leftover pieces that the suburbanites don't want to store after they've paid their 25 cents/cut. Usually Mondays and Tuesdays are the best days to buy these--some pieces are quite large. I've paid between 25 cents/piece to $1/piece. Often there will be damage on the corner of a 1/2" or 3/4" section of plywood--I've gotten some of those pieces almost 4'x8' for my building projects. They throw away whatever doesn't clearance out. Don't use particle board outside bc it will rot out on you. Hope this helps you. =D