If you have kids or pets to keep in, (or out!) or just want some privacy from the neighbors, building a DIY fence is a great way to save money in your landscaping. We have a round up of some great DIY fence projects for you, but also a couple of tips to keep in mind…
- Always call your local utility company and have them come out and mark your lines BEFORE you dig. Nothing will stop a DIY project faster than hitting a utility line. Not to mention, they could charge you for the damage… Don’t DIY the utility marking!
- Make sure you are willing to be flexible with supplies. For instance, a tutorial may suggest one type of wood that is common in their part of the country, but expensive in yours. Ask your home improvement store for suggestions.
- A fence doesn’t have to be just utilitarian… It can be an attractive part of your landscape.
- Remember safety when using power tools!!!
Ok, on to your DIY fence projects!
Are your fence dreams more of the white picket variety? No problem, ‘Yahoo’ has the how-to’s for you… How to build a picket fence. Can’t you just see the climbing roses now?
A great place to start with all the basics of fence building is ‘Buildipedia’. Learn how to build a wood privacy fence from their very complete tutorial, including a video.
We love this one from Jeremy Levine Design. A combination of corrugated metal and wood. Unfortunately there is not a tutorial.
So ‘Crafty Texas Girl’ prettied up the fence she had with a little industrial flair… Learn how to build a tin accent wall!
‘C.R.A.F.T.’ has another take on dressing up a fence, DIY style… making a marble fence! I love what this looks like with the sun shining through!
Love, love LOVE this modern fence project by ‘The Cavender Diary’! Lots and lots of photos for this project, so be sure you check out their awesomeness.
Want an Asian feel to your yard or garden? Install a bamboo fence with this tutorial by ‘DIY Network‘… BTW, you can do a similar look with rolled bamboo fencing bought from Home Depot for less cost.
Check out this great idea with tutorial from ‘Home-Dzine’. They show us how to make wood post sleeves to transform an ugly chain link fence.
‘Recyclart’ has a great idea for adding art to the garden, while recycling old pallets! Find out all about their pallets patio fence!
Finally, if you want to know how to build a quick and easy recycle pallet fence, try this basic plan from ‘Horse and Hound‘… The pallets fit right over the fence posts! When you go to this site, scroll down a little to find the post for the fence, and the instructions…
So DIY a fence project and make your dream yard one step closer to being exactly what you want!
Image Credits: Jeremy Levine Design, Yahoo, Buildipedia, Crafty Texas Girl, CRAFT, Cavender Diary, DIY Network, Home-Dzine, Recyclart