If you have ever in your life been on Pinterest, you know that pallets are….kind of a big deal. Yeah. I’m definitely talking about those wooden box-like things that you seen in warehouses. They aren’t much, but you can turn them into pretty much anything. Beds, frames, herb gardens, fences, the next heir to the British throne…..anything.
Danny happened to know a guy who had pallets laying around so he grabbed a few and set out yesterday to build a fence. He rocked it. Seriously, it looks amazing. He saw some pictures online and then tweaked it a little bit to make it exactly how we wanted it. That Danny. He’s so crafty.
So here it is:
Take your pallets. On the top of it (the part with all the boards, cut the tops off of all the boards like so:
Flip it over. Now cut just the sides of the TOP portion of the pallet.
You’ll be left with a fully intact front and a back with the upper portion cut off. Look:
We lined them up like this: 2 pallets, then a post. 2 pallets, then a post. And so on (duh). We connected the pallets with a scrap piece of wood and drilled a portion of the wood into each of the pallets.
For the posts, we used the top piece of the pallet that we cut off and stood it on its end. Then we used stakes and little metal hook thing and drilled it on in there. Seriously. So easy.
(this was kind of a corner so we also drilled scrap wood on each side over the stake)
For the gate, Danny just used a pallet fence panel and secured it to the pallets on either side about 6 inches up. Then we added a latch.
I can’t wait for warm weather.
I took the cafe lights that were on our deck overhang and put them around the fence, hanging from plant hangers.
You’ll also see that the inside of the fence is full of these openings that make PERFECT planter boxes! I just drilled some scrap wood to the bottoms of the openings so I can fill them with dirt. I’m thinking flowers, herbs….
Easy. We made the entire thing in 3 1/2 hours.
Go on….fence stuff in! Kids…pets…gardens……If you use these instructions, link back to this DIY and let everyone know how you did it!