Re-purposing old fence pickets
This last few weeks has been non stop fence picket up-cycling. Our local fence contractor has a never ending huge pile of old fence free for the taking. It is lots of work to de-nail and sort through but is worth it in the end. Here are some of the projects we used them for.
Barn style shed with many different pickets utilized.
The door is beetle kill and will be stained soon.
The back alley side utilizes all the leftover pickets and a fake gate door. Yes people have already tried to open it 🙂 The back of fence is covered with sheet metal to reduce noise.
And here is a rusty metal gate i fabricated with more barn wood fence and a metal insert on top.
A log bench i made that is supported by an old tree stump. Notice how the table “floats” from the left side of the stump and a 45 degree log supports the other end.More upcycled fence in background with sheet metal panels.
The white pickets mixed in gives it an interesting look.
Next I set up a time lapse shot to see how I do the framing for the fence pickets. Kind of like building a regular wall. Vertical 2×4’s are every 15″ then pickets get cut at 15″,30″,45″,60″ and staggered so no seams meet up.
And here we are scavaging pickets at the dump.
It is lots of labor to build this way but it gives a unique feel to the project and lowers the cost of materials while keeping all this usable fence out of the landfill.