How To Build A Wood Shed From Old Fence

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I was able to use fencing from our yard after I removed a dog run (more on that later!) and had a line of fence. I needed somewhere to store the wood that I collected after our two hurricanes last year, so I wanted to build a wood shed, and I was able to do it using 100% recycled materials of our old fence.

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This old fence came from a dog run we took down in our yard

I surveyed my stack of fence and started by taking one big piece and using it untouched as the back of the structure. Then, I used two of the fence posts and nailed them onto that piece. The posts would serve as the four posts for the shed too.

Then, I took one piece of fence and used my reciprocating saw to cut the fencing down to three slats and nailed that into fence posts on either side. Next, I removed all the fence posts off of another piece and used one of the 2×4’s that held them together to attach two more fence posts to the front of the structure to secure it all together.

Now I had to build a base for the wood. I opted to cut pieces of fence slats in half and nail them to be even with the fence slats in the back. I wasn’t worried about having a gap between them because none of the wood was going to be so small that it would slip through the cracks.

Then came the top. I nailed the other 2×4 to the top to nail the roof to. I attached it at a slightly lower position than the back side so that the roof could be slanted to help with rain runoff.

Then came the top. I nailed the other 2×4 to the top to nail the roof to. I attached it at a slightly lower position than the back side so that the roof could be slanted to help with rain runoff.


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  • MIck MIck on Aug 18, 2021

    That was the first thing I thought of...bad placement. In my state...snakes and the aforementioned.

  • Roberta Roberta on Aug 25, 2021

    I would move it away from the house and I would put some old tin on the top and across the back. That would keep everything much drier

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