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Creative Ways To Fence In Your Backyard With Wood Pallets
Wood pallets can easily be converted into ready-made fence panels or dismantled to create more elaborate fences ideal for property lines, dog runs, chicken coops, or gardens.
You can get them from warehouses, retailers, Facebook Marketplace, or Craigslist for little to no cost. They’re durable, built to carry heavy loads, and often moisture-resistant.
To build a pallet fence like the chicken coop made by YouTube DIYer GunSmoke Farmstead, line the pallets up along level ground and join them together with 3-inch decking screws.
As they’re quite heavy, they’ll usually stay up without reinforcements. Otherwise, attach the side 2-by-4s to concrete-anchored 4-by-4 posts in the ground for more stability.
You can cut the pallets in half to create a low fence to keep critters out of vegetable gardens. Alternatively, break the pallets down into wood slats to create a picket fence.
The pallets can also be used as a support base for other coverings, like bamboo or trellis fencing, or you can add planters between the pallets’ rungs to create a living fence.