Free wood on the burn pile? Perfect for making a picket fence garden shelf!
Do you remember this fence I saved from the burn pile?
I started by dismantling 2 sections of the picket fence.
How to Make a Picket Fence Garden Shelf
Then I proceeded putting it all back together with some of the weathered 2x4’s.
I kept the great patina side on the front, and the uglier weathered side on the back side.
Here’s a close-up of how it all came together.
well, this is the way it sat for a couple of weeks in storage. Can you see that it’s crooked? I do NOT like redoing things right after I do them. There’s something about waiting a couple of weeks, then I can pretend I’m fixing someone else’s goof. hehehe
If you couldn’t see it up there, I’m sure you can see it here. I tried to convince myself that if it were in the yard, it wouldn’t be noticeable.
I straightened up the shelves, and I added an additional board across the front. Someone on my facebook page shared a picture of a similar one and I really liked the look. I really like that it covers up the newly cut ends of the 2x4’s.
I really should start looking at my pictures as I build. As I look at this picture I’m second guessing my shelf placement. I think the top shelf should be a little higher. I see things totally different in pics than I do in real life. Am I alone? Does that happen to you too?
I like the rustic-weathered color with the backdrop of the green grass. Too bad I didn’t have any flowers to show off on this rustic garden shelf.
I’m now out of this fence after doing this project and the rustic garden bench.
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen these pallets—I have the opportunity to take any and all that I want. I do NOT want to be a hoarder, and only want to take what I think I can use up over the next 2 months. Some are heat treated, some are not marked. So far, I haven’t picked up any. I think I will take 2. I think it’s sort of an unending supply of pallets. Seriously, i prefer weathered fencing.
What about you? do you take pallets apart? Or do you take the easy way out like I do with fencing?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.