Saturday, May 24, 2008


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?


rilera said...

I like that the boards don't all go the same way. Very artistic. I don't think you should paint it.

Turtle said...

I also like the rustic-ness of the boards going different ways. I don't think a paint would be right but maybe a light layer of white stain, softer for the rustic wood. Nice idea!

cornbread hell said...

very cool. no paint.

but a little adornment, ala cathedral of junk, might be nice.

Annie said...

The wall of junk? I like it! I have several things already slated.

So, Rick, do you have anything you would like to add? :)

Tipper said...

I love to take something no one wants and find a use for it-very fulfilling. If you decide to paint it-would you show a picture?

cornbread hell said...

i'll see what i can find.

Lona said...

Once you paint it you will forever be a slave to painting it...I vote no.

Hooray for free!

Miss T said...

Love the fence just the way it is.