Recycled Wood Picket Fence
I needed to edge my decking with a fence. I didn't want a full panel as it would block the view and make the decking seem 'enclosed'. I wanted to keep it feeling 'open' and decided to design a picket fence.
The upright pickets were made from recycled wood from dismantled pallets and slats from an old pine bed.
Depending on the length and height of your fence, you need to work out how many recycled wood uprights you will need. These need to be sawn to length and rounded off. Remember to keep the off-cuts as they will come in handy.
Lay out your pickets so that you can easily pick the correct size when you install them
Install the upright supports and the horizontal runners for your recycled wood picket fence.
Start attaching the pickets to the runners - I use screws so the pickets can be easily removed if necessary.
Use a block of recycled wood to space the pickets evenly. Also lay a beam below the pickets to maintain a regular height above the floor. Remember to check your local building code for the minimum height of the smallest picket.
Add the remainder of the pickets to complete the build.
Finish off by painting your recycled wood picket fence with the colour of your choice..