How to Build Cheap Fence Out of Pallets
You can build a fence almost for free. If you are just a little bit handy. You can build a simple but good looking and sturdy fence. You can also build a wood pallet fence for your garden. You can build a wood pallet fenced in area for your animals. You can build a wood pallet fence for your childs playground in your yard.
Wood Pallet Fence
How to Build a Wood Pallet Fence
The fence in the video is 35" foot long. The total cost was to build this wood pallet fence was $31.45. The fence is 90% made from free wood pallets. If you like the fence in the video but you want to fence in a bigger area. You can figure about how much money you will need to complete your wood pallet fence by measuring the area you plan to fence.
You will need a gate kit. Which comes with the hinges and the latch and screws. I recommend using screws to assemble your wood pallet fence. You can use nails but nails can split the wood and nails are not as good as to hold the fence slats on over time.
If you do use nails I recommend you wear safety glasses. A lot of times when you try to drive the nail in the wood pallets. The nail will bounce out and could poke you in the eye.
You can save money on the post by using two 2x4's from the frame of the pallets by screwing them together to make a post. If you want your fence to be taller. You will either have to purchase fence post or find bigger pallets.
You can look on the Internet to get ideas and "how to instructions" for building your fence. Hopefully you will already have plenty of screws or nails in your shed to save you even more money.
You will have to spend money on cement but luckily cement is cheap. Note if you can't get all the pallets you need at one time. Just get enough pallets to use for the gate entry your starting point. You can keep adding pallets as you can find your pallets.
You Will Need:
- Circular Saw
- Cordless Drill
- Measuring Tape
- A little math.
- A Bubble Level
- Two boxes of screws or nails 3' and 1 1/4".
- Wood Pallets
Collect your free wood pallets. Disassemble your pallets. Purchase your supplies and bring them to the work area where you plan to start building your fence.
Measure your entry way first where your gate will be located. Measure the gateway to make sure your lawn mower can easily enter the gate.
Dig your 2 holes for your gate fence post 1Ft 1/2 to 2ft. Deep.
Mix cement. Put fence post in holes. Add mixed cement. Use leveler to make the fence post level. Let the cement dry completely.
Measure outwards from gate fence post from both sides of your gate. Measure from gate fence post outward 8 feet to dig next hole. Your fence posts do not have to be as deep as the holes for your gate post. You should put the rest of your post a foot deep.
Mount your two support beams across. Connect the post together with your 2x4x8 support beams.
Screw your pickets on your support beams.
Repeat step 6 and 7 until you have the whole area fenced. If you like the fence to look as what you see in the video on both sides just simply screw pickets on the other side of support beam. For more privacy stagger the picket where the openings are on the other side of fence so that it covers the openings..
More Wood Pallet Ideas
Making chicken coops and doghouses is just a few ways to make extra income from free wood pallets. You can get design ideas for chicken coops or watch a video of a man build a doghouse out of pallets.
You can also make a great raised garden for free using wood pallets.
You can build a shed or workshop of your dreams out of old pallets for a fraction of the price. Not only will you be benefiting from using these pallets for your shed. You will stop perfectly good wood from going in landfills.
Find out how John built his free pallet fence. Great photo illustrations.