Here is a recycled metal DIY fence like you have never seen before! You gotta go to Carrboro in NC to see this beauty in person. It’s both artistic and practical.
Fences serve as a barrier between your house and the next one, as well as the street. A fence is useful for privacy as well as safety.
But a fence also can be a significant design element that elevates your home from ordinary to stand-out greatness. DIY fence design styles range from classic, to modern minimalist, to rural and simple, to eclectic, bohemian and artsy. Pick the style that suits your taste as well as the style of your home.
Recycled Metal DIY Fence
This particularly cool, recycled DIY fence does not come with a manual, however, there are however plenty of YouTube tutorials on fence making from which to borrow the design ideas needed to pull this one off on your own.
Start collecting’ ‘stuff’ would be step #1.
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Recycled Metal DIY Fence Making Instructions
I thought to give you some tips and hints on how to make fences, however, these folks at the lumberyard (millardlumber.com/HowTo/fence/fence.htm) really know best. Let them advise you. Here are their tips and hints on how to make a really good fence – or rather, they are good step-by-step how-to instructions:
1. Space the fence posts,
2. Set the fence posts, and
3. Add rails to the posts ~ exactly what you’ll need to make the fence above.
The posts are of course fundamental. Next comes making the panels from scrap metal materials.
4. Create fence panels to size to fit between the poles. As you can see, in the photo below, you can stick to a simple construction. Decide on a width of 2 or 3 tiles per panel.
5, Next, cut the metal tiles to size and add them into the frame. As you can see below, they are simply secured between nails that are half-hammered into the wood.
6. For extra sturdiness, for door sections, secure each metal fence panel as shown below. And to make the fence gates safer and better withstand the wind, add pin locks that secure into the ground/tiles or cement slab below.
Not for beginners, but not impossibly hard either.
Recycled metal DIY Fence making tips
The fence in the pictures has both lots of textures and lots of color. It offers quite a bohemian look that will give ample screening between neighbours.
For a more elegant statement, using the same materials, consider painting the metal in slate grey leaving the wood in its wood color. Just a treatment will do to extend the life of your fence.
Alternatively, pain the entire fence in a color scheme that matches your home.