I love them. Especially when you can get them free from Freecycle(like I did these) or for a buck a piece at an auction.
I built this fence yesterday for nothing but a couple of hours of my time. It is just a corner designed to block the view of the compost pile/junk pile from the house and driveway. I know that the boards aren't all going the same way. I thought it would look better to have the height halfway the same, than to have the boards all going the same direction.
Even the boards that I used to tie the pallets together were free.
I put a little arrow so you can see what I'm talking about. The roofer was going to put these in the dumpster, but I saved them. Yay, less for the landfill! The boards still had nails in them, so I didn't even have to buy nails, they were free too!
That's Tieck up there, by the way. She was posing as Queen of the Dirt Pile while I was snapping these.
I can't tell you how tickled I am by this fence. One man's garbage is another's treasure, and all that.
The debate raging in my mind now is: Do I paint it?