Monday, 29 October 2012

Pallet Fence

This is another saw it on Pinterest post.

The chickens were enclosed in their little desert/wasteland area by a couple of old pallets fashioned in a tepee lean-to thing and an old gate from Mum and Dads farm that was carefully lent up onto them. It was a pain in the backside to get in and out, and most of the time, they escaped and proceeded to rip up my tomatoes and crap on my patio.

So, Chris set about fixing it, with my beloved pallets. He even made a gate with a latch and a self closer. Yay Chris. <3

He made this with
2.5 pallets broken down and all nails removed
1 length (3m) of 90mm wooden fence posts cut to 1m lengths
6 masonry bolt things
3 U shaped brackets to hold the posts up
6 massive bolts to fasten the U brackets to the timber
Lots of galvanised screws for outdoor use
1 latch mechanism
Some chicken wire (for the gate so they could see out a bit better)
and an automatic closer (which was given to us)

The entire job cost about $30.

If you're drilling into concrete use a masonry drill bit and a rotary drill (not a hammer drill like some recommend).  






1 comment:

  1. It was a pain in the backside to fence installation menomonee falls get in and out, and most of the time, they escaped and proceeded to rip up my tomatoes and crap on my patio.

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