DIY Garden Fence Using Picket Fence Panels

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The deer were eating our tomatoes! We originally put a border around our garden using 2 x 8's, but we needed something more. Using picket fence panels to make a garden fence not only helped to protect our bounty from deer and such, but also added a pretty (and nostalgic) factor. Purchasing pre-assembled picket fence panels seemed the most cost effective way for us to fence in our vegetable garden area. Here's how we did it:
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Finished garden fence ready to be tilled and planted.
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When we originally did the garden, we had a simple border made with 2x8's. We wanted to add protection and beauty...
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A stack of picket fence panels and some 2x4's were needed for this DIY project.
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We started with the corners. Handy Hubby attached the panels to the 2x8 that surrounded the garden. To see more details on getting started, click here.
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We created a straight line by lining up string between two corner sections.
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We then filled in between the corner sections with panels, screwing them together at an angle.
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Since we were working with an uneven ground, Handy Hubby cut down some panels as needed, keeping a fairly straight line on top. Sometimes a shorter width was need to fill in the spaces. See how we did it here.
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Support panels were cut from 2x4's
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And attached on the inside of the fence where the panels were joined. A gate was also cut in and hinged in place.
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We borrowed a paint sprayer and I painted the entire fence in one day.

Suggested materials for this project:

  • Fence panels
  • 2 x 8's, 2 x 4's
LL Farm

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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