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Make a Pallet Fence that will cost you nothing

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Pallets can be found so many places for free. And you can make all kind of great things from them. We have made this from light weight pallets. Here goes: Drill some supporting pallet boards to the walls - like 2 or 3 on top of each other. Drill the first pallet you see on the left of the picture to the supporting boards. Drill the following pallets to the previous. Do the same on the opposite side. If you do not have a wall to fix it on, then find a log that you can put down in the ground to fix it to. On the pallet you will use for a gate place some strong hinges and a lock on the other side. For extra support put some boards or small logs in the front and/or back to keep it solid. Happy hunting and building
Time: 4 Hours Difficulty: Easy

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  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Jul 30, 2013

    Great reuse to make something you need, Siff! Welcome to Hometalk!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jul 30, 2013

    This is such a great idea, Siff! Can you share how you made it?

  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    on Jul 30, 2013

    LOVE!

  • Siff S
    Siff S
    on Jul 30, 2013

    Thank you all - building it is quite simple Miriam - some support boards are drilled into the wall - the pallet is drilled to the support board and to the the next pallet which is supplied with hinges.. The final pallet is also drilled into the support boards and in front and back some holes are digged to put in some supporting boards. Remember to use the light version of pallet at least as the one being used as gate. Good luck building :)

  • Carolyn Bennett Ford
    Carolyn Bennett Ford South Lake Tahoe, CA
    on Jul 31, 2013

    I love things made from pallets!!! Great way to recycle....thanks for sharing your ideas!!!

  • Sheila D
    Sheila D Lilburn, GA
    on Jul 31, 2013

    The pallet people in my area have figured out how "in demand" pallets are. Pallets aren't free anymore. :(

  • Z
    Z
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Wow great use of pallets Siff.

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    Cher @ Designs By Studio C Houston, AR
    on Jul 31, 2013

    What an awesome idea!!

  • James Boyette
    James Boyette Orange Park, FL
    on Jul 31, 2013

    I use pallets to make rabbit cages.

  • Patricia S
    Patricia S Raleigh, IL
    on Jul 31, 2013

    They are getting where they are charging for the pallets around here any more.

  • Siff S
    Siff S
    on Jul 31, 2013

    sorry to hear that more of you are experiencing a cost to get pallets - thanks for your comments all - btw @James Boyette we've made rabbit cages from old military crates we got for free - would love to see your pallet cages - put a link, when you've got some pictures :)

  • Sandra
    Sandra Smithfield, NC
    on Jul 31, 2013

    A neighbor did this and actually it looks very tacky. If you decide to do it be sure to include landscaping or some kind of decorative touches to enhance it's appearance. some neighborhoods require a vote before such aesthetic are allowed.

  • Lavachk1
    Lavachk1 Masontown, WV
    on Jul 31, 2013

    This is just great! Pallets are so easy to find and most times they are free for the taking. Awesome idea.

  • Mssmatch
    Mssmatch Florence, KY
    on Jul 31, 2013

    rarely anymore r u going to find free ones...

  • Marilee H
    Marilee H
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Yay! I love pallet projects. I agree, though, that free ones can be hard to come by.

  • Donna S
    Donna S Roswell, GA
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Where do you find all these pallets? I wouldn't even begin to know where to look!

  • Marie S
    Marie S Canada
    on Jul 31, 2013

    behind stores, they have them, also lot of places just want to get rid of them. Paint store, carpet places. Thank You Sniff S for your idea. ;-)

  • Pajunka
    Pajunka Beverly Hills, CA
    on Jul 31, 2013

    James, I'd love to see pictures of your rabbit cages. I'm currently adding a second level to my current cage but would love to move it off my back deck into my back yard. I just need some dog and cat-proof ideas.

  • TJ
    TJ Andover, MN
    on Jul 31, 2013

    one of the best pallet reuse ideas! we have used them to make a compost bin and wood shed.

  • TJ
    TJ Andover, MN
    on Jul 31, 2013

    If someone is worried about what the neighbors think, paint them. That's why I don't live in the city anymore. One person's "tacky" is another's Michelangelo.

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