Today’s projects are simple projects made with reclaimed fence. I love the weathered look, and the size of these boards. Some fence pieces are really lightweight, while others are heavier. It’s all a big surprise what you’ll end up with.
I used Gorilla Wood Glue to help secure these pieces along with my brad nails from my nail gun. But this can easily be made without power tools. The boards can be cut with a hand saw, and put together with wood glue and small tacks.
This was a simple project, and easily done since my shoulder is still not up to par.
A lot of people are using these type boxes as centerpieces. I staged mine with some dried hydrangeas.
I think the muted colors of the flowers work well with the weathered patina of the fence.
I purposely chose the original dog eared pieces for the ends.
I used dog eared pieces for each end of this caddy/tote, with a chair spindle for the handle.
This is the third tote I made, the other wooden totes from reclaimed fence were shorter, with one being long and the other being short. You can see the details of making one of these totes by visiting that link above.
I used a chair spindle for the handle.
Again, I staged it with the dried hydrangeas.
Have YOU made a tote yet? or a flower box? If not, you should! Working with this reclaimed fence is so much fun, and it’s giving it new life, keeping it out of the garbage.
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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
so cute! i love the long one- it would look great on a mantle or dining table!
I need to try to make one of these. You make it looks so easy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
Well now I need some reclaimed fence!
Corn in my Coffee-Pot
Your little totes are a great way to use up all that old fence I see people put the curb. I never have the truck when I see it.
Sandi @ The Primitive Skate
Love your totes! Looks easy enough to make, I will have to go look in my scrap pile to see what I can find. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
Perfect! The totes are super awesome and the dried hydrangeas do look perfect with the old fence wood!
Been out of town and playing blog catch up! Love all things done with reclaimed wood..this little tote is adorable. The chair spindle is a perfect handle...great job, as always!
I tote posted this week too, my addiction, so pinning yours and I love the hydrangeas in it.
Full Circle Creations
Your boxes look great. I love that the weathered fence has been given new light.
Susan @ homeroad.net
Well you know I love your crates! Great job, Gorilla Glue... who knew!
I Play Outside The Box
Love the totes you make and love how you staged the box too!
Wishing you safe trip and I hope you have a wonderful time with Jamie in California...can't wait to hear all about it!!!
Love the rustic look, it's so rewarding using up old stuff instead of chucking it. x
I love that you repurposed this old fence! How did you dry your hydrangeas?
Love the flower box and tote. Wonderful blog. You're doing great work to rescue old and unwanted goods keeping them from the landfills.