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DIY Fence With Free Pallets

Submitted by on August 26, 2010 – 6:38 pm 15 Comments
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If you look closely into the trees that line one side of my front yard, you will see the diy fence we’ve made to keep deer away from our young apple trees. It’s made from pallets, free from my husband’s old job. He used to bring home truckloads at a time, and stack them in a clearing beside the woods. It took a little time before we had enough of the same kind of pallets to line our yard, but eventually we’d gathered the right amount for the job. We could have easily made a fence out of various pallets, but I wanted to make it look as good as a pallet fence could possibly look, so it was important to me to keep a uniform look the entire length.

I drug each pallet into the trees, one by one, and leaned them up against each other or against a small pine. We didn’t have any posts, so we just overlapped them slightly and screwed them together. We will eventually go in and put proper posts here and there, and make sure that they are all even along the top, and not staggered in height. I’d also like to paint it dark brown, to make it blend in more with the trees. One day it will all be covered with ivy and beautiful flowers I plan on planting along the border of the yard as to disguise it.

But for now. It is there, doing it’s job, keeping unwanted animals out of my future little Eden. And it was free. 🙂

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