In the world of crafting, the act of upcycling pallet wood is hugely trendy right now. Just about everywhere you look, in any area of the house, there’s some kind of DIY tutorial out there that will help you create a decor piece or piece of furniture using wood that was taken from old packing pallets. We’re actually huge fans of the look and of upcycling projects, but we don’t currently actually need anything inside our house… which is why we started looking outside of our house instead! That’s how we came across the idea of using pallet wood to make an interesting looking rustic fence. We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled ever since!
Just in case you love the idea of making an upcycled pallet wood fence of your very own just as much as we do, if no more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve bookmarked so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. How to build a simple pallet fence for $0
Are you feeling intent on building your very own pallet fence from scratch but you’re working on a very tight budget and, if possible, you’d love to do so for as cheap as you can? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Morning Chores actually outlined their own process of doing just that, taking pallets that no one wanted and affixing them all by themselves.
2. Pallet picket fence
Are you actually the kind of person who has always dreamed of growing up to have your own “white picket fence”, but you’ve also fallen in love with rustic chic aesthetics since? Then we have a feeling you’re going to get along very well indeed with the way Adventurous Andersons did in fact make themselves a picket fence, but in natural upcycled pallet wood rather than polished and painted white finishes!
3. Gated pallet fence with trellises
If you’re going to make yourself a pallet fence, do you think you’d rather go ahead and used the entire pallet as a whole for each one you have, rather than ripping the pallets apart to harvest the wood in pieces? Then we think perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like this tutorial featured on Fairy Wings and Dinosaurs, which outlines the process of making a whole pallet fence with an opening gate and maybe even some trellises on the end if you feel like it!
4. Planter topped pallet fence
If you’re going to build yourself a thick pallet fence that uses the whole thing at once in combination with other pallets, you’ll find you have quite a wide top all along your fence. We couldn’t help but wonder, as we did out research, whether that space might be used for something! That’s why we were so pleased to come across this tutorial from Naturally Loriel that shows you how to turn the spaces in the top into planters!
5. Half-height garden pallet fence
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about pallet fences that have planters built right in but the kinds of pallets you chose to work with actually only have hollows in the middle bracket and now all along the top? Then you’ll clearly get along a little better with this tutorial from Garden Edit that shows you how to make your planters at half height instead!
6. Dressed up reclaimed wood chain link fence
Perhaps you actually already have a metal fence in place and you plan to leave it there because it’s very useful indeed, but you can’t help feeling it would suit the space you’re working with better if there was a touch of rustic style in the form of some wood involved? Then we think you’ll really get a kick out of the way Smile and Wave used reclaimed pallet wood to dress up some of their chain link in a very simple way.
7. Movable jumbo pallet gate on wheels
Have you ever looked at your yard or driveway space and wished that you could temporarily mark off certain spaces to, say, hide parts of he plot where you store messy things and so on? Then perhaps a movable fence on wheels is the answer to your prayers! 99 Pallet Ideas shows you how to make a hinged fence that you can move around your yard and position how you please while still upcycling those pallets you love so much.
8. Pallet wood garden fence
Your patio isn’t the only thing you can use pallet wood to build a fence around! Pallets are actually a fantastic source of affordable wood for building all kinds of smaller projects all across your yard. That’s why we thought this fantastic little garden shelf built by Instructables using deconstructed and repurposed pallet wood was such a good idea. It’s a great way to keep pets and kids out of your garden!
9. Pallet fence patio surround
Perhaps you’ve actually been considering whether pallets might be the best thing to help you build a smaller fence on the inside of your yard, despite the fact that you already have a simple perimeter fence around the actual outside? We can understand that because we have several large dogs in our family and sometimes it’s nice to enjoy dinner on the patio in the summer without them bounding off the grass to try and lick our plates. That’s why we loved this pallet-made patio fence outlined step by step on 1001 Pallets.
10. Rustic, eclectic pallet wood fence
Is part of your love for upcycled pallet wood projects actually the way it looks quite weathered in a way that has a lot of charm? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to adore how 99 Pallets made this purposely ramshackle picket fence that will give any yard, no matter its location, a whole lot of kitschy rustic character that will catch anyone’s eye.
11. Extra simple pallet wood with peaked tips
Have we actually really caught all of your attention with all our talk about picket fences but you can’t help wondering whether there’s a way to make one that’s a little more classic looking in terms of its shape? We can’t pretend that we don’t picture the classic pointed and peaked fence post design when we think of the style. That’s why we were rather pleased to come across this tutorial from The Do It Yourself World that will help you make just that!
12. Pallet wood fence gate
Perhaps we really caught your attention with the concept of adding some wooden detail to another kind of pre-made fence but you’d rather make more of a classic styled gate door? Then we think you’ll get along very well indeed with this tutorial from Instructables that guides you through the steps of doing precisely that!
13. Full pallet veggie garden fence
Just in case you’re still thinking about how much you liked the idea of making a garden fence around your vegetable plots in order to keep them safe from snacking animals but you sill think you’d prefer to use the whole pallet rather than deconstructing them, here’s a tutorial that can help you right out! Get the full details for making it happen thanks to The Crafty Gemini.
14. Alternating direction full pallet fence
Even though you adore the natural wooden look of a rustic pallet fence, are you still intent on giving it some kind of visual appeal that’s a little bit extra to what you’ve seen so far? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Realeyes Homestead created interesting lines by alternating the direction of their pallets throughout their wooden fence so the boards point in different directions.
15. Mini side garden fence
Perhaps you actually live in a place with a yard or outdoor space that’s so small that you don’t really need a full fence but you’re still really interested in adding some kind of rustic looking division of space around the little garden plot you do have? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Camelot Art Creations created this miniature single pallet fence and even used it as a colour pop opportunity for some decor.
Do you know another home crafter or DIY enthusiast who is intent on making their very own homemade pallet fence but you also know they could use a bit of guidance along the way? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of information and inspiration as they work!