Whether you need a fence to delineate your property, to get privacy from neighbors and passersby or to add more structure to your backyard or garden, the DIY method is always an option. Once you start exploring all the different options you start to realize that there’s more to a DIY fence than meets the eye. There are a lot of designs, styles and materials to take into consideration. We’re hoping the following projects can help with the decision-making process.
Gabion fences are a serious option if you’re looking to delineate an area around your property. They’re strong and durable and can withstand just about anything you throw at them. As far as the actual building process is concerned, it’s not complicated but it does require plenty of time and effort. You can build a gabion fence using concrete reinforcement mesh, tie wire and lots of rocks. Check out the details on instructables.
If you’re looking to build a fence for your garden and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on it, pallet wood is a great option. You can get pallets for close to nothing or even for free. Take them apart, cut the boards to size and use them to build a lovely fence. Check out instructables to see how the process goes.
A chain link fence can look pretty cute and you may already have one in place. If that’s the case, you can make some adjustments to the existing fence by adding a few wooden boards to create a sort of frame. Reclaimed pallet wood can keep the cost of the project low while also giving you a nice and rustic look. Check out mominmusiccity for more details.
A split rail fence can set up boundaries and give you a sleek and airy look at the same time. They’re definitely not designed to offer privacy in any way so keep that in mind. Wood posts and fence rails are pretty much all you need, apart from the required tools, nails and other such things.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to spruce up your fence a little bit. In fact, we encourage it and we want to show you a really cool idea from bamboogrovephoto. This is a project which involves bamboo fence rolls. We love the cozy look that the bamboo gives and the fact that it also offers lots of privacy.
Traditional fences can be quite versatile but sometimes you need something different. For example let’s say you want to set up a little nook in the garden with a couple of comfy chairs and a small table where you can relax and be surrounded by nature. You can use a set of repurposed shutters to create a “fence” around this area, just to make it feel less exposed. This idea comes from cottageintheoaks.
Similarly, this space has a tin accent wall which acts both as a fence and as a privacy screen. You can use tin sheets for this, the kind that’s typically used as a roofing material. The look will obviously be an industrial-inspired one. Find out all the details of the project on craftytexasgirls.
The bamboo rolls we mentioned earlier are a really cool idea and were also used here to conceal an existing fence made of solid cinder blocks. The bamboo offers lots of flexibility and creates a very beautiful backdrop for the new sitting area. Check out the full project on codycakes.
Even when you know exactly which materials you’re going to use for your DIY fence project, there are still tons of designs and styles to take into consideration. For example, you can build a pallet fence in lots of different ways and you can even decorate it and customize it in even more ways. You don’t really know what’s going to come out until you try it.
We feel like we should also mention horizontal wood fences because they’re fairly simple and straightforward but they do have a modern allure which gives them an edge. In some ways they’re even easier to build than the typical vertical board fence which is always good news when it comes to DIY projects. Find out more about this on imgur.