Asked on Jan 18, 2015

How to make a 6 ft pallet fence out of 4ft pallets?

by Amanda
We've been looking around at pallet fences and have found a lot we like but our problem is we can only find 4 ft pallets and would like at least a 6 ft tall fence. Any idea on ways to convert or stack them to be sturdy, and still look nice?
  5 answers
  • Donna Donna on Jan 18, 2015
    Make squares and alternate the directions(boards run horizontal then next square is vertical) like a checker board and make it as high or short as you want. Two 4 foot squares high would be 8 ft. Etc.
  • Amanda Amanda on Jan 18, 2015
    Will look into doing that! Thank you!
    • Daisy May Daisy May on Jul 25, 2020

      You could get siding pallets there usually 4 foot by 145 in and cut them in half I would give you a 4 by 6 fence

  • CConway CConway on Jan 26, 2015
    The pallets I've been able to find are about 4ft x 5ft, but the 5ft side boards are going horizontal instead of vertical, which is not the usual direction for a fence and might make it appear obviously pallet-like. HOWEVER, I am using them as horizontal running boards anyway, then using a purchased scalloped board of about 6ft to go vertically in the middle and along the sides, which then hides the vertical board in the middle of the pallet, and the ends of each meeting pallet. I have an existing chain-link fence, so I'm using the metal poles of this to sturdy-up the pallet fence. It's not free, but it's far cheaper than buying a new wood fence. If you can find some wood to repurpose into the decorative boards, it could be free... I'm including a sketch because I don't have it completed yet. I hope this makes sense!! Edit: I am apparently not adding a photo because I can't get it to attach for some reason. *sigh*
  • Betty Johnson Betty Johnson on Nov 04, 2015
    Do your zoning laws allow a higher fence? If it does you could stack the boards and make one that is 8 feet high like Donna said. Just make sure that your zoning restrictions allow that. If you live out in the country, it's more likely, but some areas in more heavily populated areas will allow it. ;
  • Tonniie Braggs Tonniie Braggs on Jun 25, 2018

    How about breaking them apart and building them on top of each other?