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?

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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.

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We love this one from Jeremy Levine Design. A combination of corrugated metal and wood. Unfortunately there is not a tutorial.

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So ‘Crafty Texas Girl’ prettied up the fence she had with a little industrial flair… Learn how to build a tin accent wall!

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‘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!

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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.

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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.

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Check out this great idea with tutorial from ‘Home-Dzine’. They show us how to make woodΒ post sleeves to transform an ugly chain link fence.

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‘Recyclart’ has a great idea for adding art to the garden, while recycling old pallets! Find out all about their pallets patio fence!

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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…

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So DIY a fence project and make your dream yard one step closer to being exactly what you want!

 

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Image Credits: Jeremy Levine Design, Yahoo, Buildipedia, Crafty Texas Girl, CRAFT, Cavender Diary, DIY Network, Home-Dzine, Recyclart

 



7 Comments

  1. Lisa Montana March 16, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I saw a great multicolored privacy panel on pinterest from you and cant seem to find the dyi project on thegardenglove website

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  2. Amy May 20, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    How was the fence built pictured at the top of this page (wood and corrugated metal)?

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    1. Kathy Woodard May 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Sorry Amy, it wasn’t our project, but you can follow the link and contact the blogger who did do this!

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  3. Sarah Jones May 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I love the idea of using my existing chain link post. Would I put a aluminum plate at the bottom to prevent the post covers from rot tending?

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    1. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      We haven’t had any issue with this, they are cedar so they are pretty rot resistant.

      Reply

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