Pallet fence

I needed to fence off the beehives from the rest of what used to be the chicken yard (soon to be re-fenced as a small pasture for animals), and wanted something that would provide a nice windbreak from the sometimes strong west winds we get. Pallets, t posts, and some sweat equity (always part of the equation around here) got the job done.

I still need to build a gate (where the big hole is!), and will most likely reinforce the fence by screwing the pallets together, but the nice weather over the last few days was just enough to keep the ground soft, making it much easier to drive the posts. I was able to lift most of the pallets over the posts myself (no easy feat when it’s breezy, and I’m shorter than the t posts!), and Denny assisted with the heaver pallets. Some of the t posts aren’t quite as far in as they should be due to roots and rocks, but reinforcing the pallets should help keep everything upright.

It works well as a windbreak, which will keep the bees happy, and any animals we put in that pasture won’t be able to bother the hives.

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2 thoughts on “Pallet fence”

  1. I really like your idea of putting pallets over fence posts to make a fence. It is simple and easy to do, and I’m sure it is much more stable than just screwing the pallets together, though I agree that you should also do that. I actually saw another post today with this idea, and I think it will be perfect for making a dog proof fence around my garden. Not to mention that the fence will be great for my wife’s vertical garden.

    1. I’m glad you like it. We’ve done a couple of different iterations of pallet fencing, and this method seems to work the best if animals are involved.

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