If you have kids or pets to keep in, (or out!) or just want some privacy from the neighbors, building DIY fences is a great way to save money in your landscaping. We have a round up of some great easy DIY fences 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 fence 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 fences and ideas!
How to Build a Fence
A great place to start with all the basics of DIY fences is ‘Buildipedia‘. Learn how to build a wood privacy fence from their very complete tutorial, including a video.
DIY Picket Fence
Are your DIY fence dreams more of the white picket variety? No problem, ‘Yahoo‘ has the how-to’s for you on how to build a picket fence. Can’t you just see the climbing roses now?
DIY Privacy Fence
We love this privacy fence from Jeremy Levine Design. A combination of corrugated metal and wood. Unfortunately there is not a tutorial. That’s ok though, look forward at the next tutorial to solve that!
How to Build a Fence from Corrugated Metal
So ‘Crafty Texas Girl‘ prettied up the fence she had with a little industrial flair… Learn how to build a fence with corrugated metal!
Make Your DIY Fence Pretty!
‘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!
DIY Wood Fence
Love, love LOVE this modern fence idea by ‘The Cavender Diary‘! Lots and lots of photos for this DIY wood fence project, so be sure you check out their awesomeness.
How to Build a Fence From Bamboo
Want an Asian feel to your yard or garden? Install this bamboo fencing with this tutorial by ‘DIY Network‘… BTW, you can do a similar look with rolled bamboo fencing bought from Home Depot for less cost.
How to Cover Fence Posts
Check out this great DIY fence idea with tutorial from ‘Home-Dzine‘. They show us how to make wood post sleeves to transform an ugly chain link fence.
Also check out our own post on how to hide ugly metal fence posts that we used in our own yard!
DIY Pallet Fences
‘Recyclart‘ has a great idea for adding art to the garden, while recycling old pallets! Find out all about their patio pallet DIY fence!
Finally, if you want to know how to build a fence from pallet wood that is quick, easy and recycled, 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 try these DIY fences and make your dream yard one step closer to being exactly what you want! Now jump right on over to our posts on DIY Patio Privacy Ideas or go check out Fresh & Colorful Front Door Decor over at OhMeOhMy, to make the rest of your homes’ exterior stand out! Pin to save these ideas for later!Image Credits: Cavender Diary, Buildipedia, Yahoo, Jeremy Levine Design, Crafty Texas Girl, CRAFT, DIY Network, Home-Dzine, Recyclart