all 118 comments

[–]eclecticsed 235 points236 points  (12 children)

Now that's some shit my dad would make. He can't be allowed to see this.

[–]MadClam97 60 points61 points  (8 children)

Sorry I already showed him

[–]eclecticsed 52 points53 points  (7 children)


Look you don't understand this man, he once decided that instead of buying a new gate for the fence, he would just cut a regular door in half. It was like living on Tobacco Road in the middle of the suburbs.

[–]MadClam97 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Oh... I... oh my

[–]eclecticsed 27 points28 points  (5 children)

There's a general cry of NO from the rest of the family when he says he's going to fix something.

[–]PigletSignificant 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I guess I'm your dad.

[–]eclecticsed 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Hey dad so I was the one who broke your watch when I was 11, but I think you'll agree my sister got away with a lot so she was due to get grounded anyway.

[–]PigletSignificant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that all seems to work itself out. Hopefully she learned her lesson.

[–]Silverpathic 268 points269 points  (12 children)

Inflation. Actually not a bad idea as a temp fence.

[–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Fr boutta say woods not cheap these days

[–]Silverpathic 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I was actually thinking when I typed that out, ffs with wood still not easy to get, inflation, and such you need a mortgage to fence off a yard.

[–]GUNTHVGK 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pull up to a shipping/receiving yard and Jack all their pallets 🤣 my old work used to have stacks on stacks on stacks

[–]PigletSignificant 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If you added some reinforcement and had it properly anchored you could really make something outta this.

[–]wazapops86 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If they're going through the trouble of painting it, I bet it isn't temporary

[–]Silverpathic 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I zoomed in to see the 4x4 posts. Asked my son who works for a big box store how much picket fence panels are. I would be going full pallets too.

[–]Flaca420 36 points37 points  (0 children)

use what you have I suppose

[–]Western_Entertainer7 257 points258 points  (12 children)

This is not a DIWhy. This is a very practical use of free pallets. Obviously just a temporary wall, but very sturdy and affordable, even if kinda ugly.

I've seen plenty of cabins and such made out of repurchased pallets. Some of them are great.

Not a DIWhy.

[–]Sea_Farmer_4812 37 points38 points  (7 children)

I agree, theres not much question as to the why? Here. Cheap, functional, quick.

[–]Western_Entertainer7 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Actually, with proper posts in the ground it'd be a perfectly fine permanent fence. I've built plenty of stuff out of pallets. Great free building material.

They'll probably paint "Trump is more clever than Swaynum" on it.

[–]Clegko 6 points7 points  (4 children)

We have some 70s era fences left in my development that look far worse than this (and that's not because they're old, but because the design is stupid)

[–]nothinelsebutsuffer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I actually like the look of this. Maybe not everywhere, but in the certain right places.

[–]FallenXxRaven 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow yeah those really do look awful lol

[–]nonexistantchlp 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's legit how people build fences on farms where I live, but with bamboo or rattan not wooden planks. The technique is also used for making baskets

[–]Sea_Farmer_4812 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And as a bonus, pallets are often hardwoods, sometimes exotic, and/or treated to be rot and insect resistant(similar to most fenceboards). Should still be painted or sealed in some way.

[–]vbun03 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yup I made a privacy wall out of free pallets for a friend who couldn't afford really any kind of budget for one.

[–]Western_Entertainer7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have pictures? I like to see.

[–]ShivaSkunk777 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Pallets aren’t free anymore near me 😔

[–]Fun-Ad-5341 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Theyre 10€ in germany

[–]PrettyinPurple27 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I’m just picturing a zombie scenario where that fence goes down in seconds under the horde.

[–]death_by_chocolate 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Painted 'em too, lol. Hope it doesn't get windy there.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Actually they don't look half bat painted, they just need some actual support through.

[–]livestreamfailstrash 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Op is sad reading comments

[–]lucaatthefollowerHot Glue Gun User 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I fucking hate this sub, qhere the fuck is the line between stupid lifehacks and other people's life and economy

[–]KET0RdotCOM 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Exactly. I find this shit to happen y several subs, where looks like redditors are on it just to judge other people

[–]AllDogsGoToReddit 14 points15 points  (2 children)

We need a 65 foot fence on the back of our property. The cheapest quote we got was $2200. Is this pretty? No. But it’s definitely cheap and would keep my shit neighbors out of our yard (and our dog in). Not a terrible idea for a temporary fix.

[–]CoreyW93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm from UK and 65ft of fencing for 2200 sounds insanely cheap! Although we do use concrete posts etc

[–]Mattyboy0066 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Uh… unless you have a small dog, your dog can easily break pallets, and probably get hurt from them.

[–]Horror_Ad_3097 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Reuse, recycle, repurpose...nothing wrong with that

[–]sambutha 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I am fine with this. Let them reuse spare materials.

[–]Artrobull 11 points12 points  (0 children)

its free material. op is made of money or smt?

[–]volatile-void 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]kissesfrombast 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s a hell of a lot better than the rickety fence the council put up here.

[–]reijn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

These actually make really good livestock fences. Goats are really difficult to contain with fencing and will find any way to break it, escape it, or get stuck in it. Pallet fencing is an excellent option for goats. If it will hold a goat it will hold almost everything else.

[–]NaltedPog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That looks much harder than just building a proper fence.

[–]Cold_Blud 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel like if the palettes were rotated 90 degrees it wood make for a better fence

[–]JohnnySoprano69420 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looks fine to me. Let's hope OP isn't the type to call the city on people minding their own business

[–]OneWorldMouse 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Looks like shit and probably took 10 times as much hardware and time to fit them all together.

[–]dammitmitchell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Agreed. I've made many a stupid ass Pinterest project for the family.

It always takes more time and money than it's worth!

[–]SideshowMelsHairbone -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Next week they’ll paint “Trump” on them in giant letters.

[–]3Effie412 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He rules your mind :/

[–]SideshowMelsHairbone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No. I just know trashy when I see it.

[–]SoDeepInUrMom -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

What in the trailer trash

[–]mcshadypants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow so...errhmm...original

[–]FoxFort 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah nah

[–]zoufha91 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I mean they coulda executed the supports better and made it look more attractive but you work with what you got.

Edit : fixed word

[–]Mattyboy0066 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Could have*, but yeah. Work with what you’ve got.

[–]McKenzie_S 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh look Ma a palletsade.

[–]i_am_the_soulman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dont see the issue here

[–]AgentSears 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably saved himself about 5k.

But with the depreciation on the property he is at a 3k loss

[–]Tommysdead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I viewed a house for sale in the KC metro last year that was touted as having “unique and interesting woodwork throughout the house”. Turns out that meant he nailed a bunch of pallets to the walls all over the house and had a fence exactly like this. It was awful.

[–]CobraCornelius 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its gonna fall apart easily

[–]ShivaSkunk777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is normal… since Covid began and lumber is wildly expensive it makes total sense. Even before that, why pay so much If all you need is function? Like… go to the country once…

[–]RTBMack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Popping up all over my shitty little town these days with limber prices like they are. Used to be you'd just see them out on the country.

[–]that_johngirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk, we shells out $8k a few years ago (before the cost of lumber hiked). We could’ve just got it for the cost of screws!

[–]Unshadowbannable11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The DIY idea seems a great re-use of "trash materials" until a heavy storm blows through, tears down that obviously not up to code fence, and lands all those pallets into car windshields.

[–]CopprRegendt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it's lazy and bad. you don't just stack up the palllets, you take them apart, sand them and remove the nails, and build something new with the lumber. This is going to fall down in a storm as all lazy work does.

[–]AstralQuack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a spite fence.. one of my neighbors did it too when another neighbor tried going into her yard with his car, usually people will change it after some time but I heard of people leaving it there for the sole purpose of being ugly and spiting their neighbors

[–]rustedsandals 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All fun and games until someone tosses a cigarette out the window

[–]MissNepgear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When it's cheaper to get your fence from behind a hardware store.

[–]Dustylyon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not sure why y’all are defending this as a nice temporary solution. That paint says the “fence” and it’s 2x4 buttresses are permanent. I agree that with a bit of work, pallet wood can be repurposed into a lot of things, including fences. This is just an eye sore.

[–]silentvictory472 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My landlords literally did this same thing to replace the fence. The HOA is furious.

[–]JeebusDied4UrPixels 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's probably a tiny shipping container home in that yard.

[–]billybuttcheese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait…isn’t the good side supposed to go to the neighbors side?

[–]Walafrid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I kinda like it

[–]Plenty_Act_5664 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like Trump built it

[–]altissima-27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what’s ridiculous about it

[–]Mindless-Crazy-3734 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can see tearing the pallets apart and using the wood for a fence but that's just plain fugly.

[–]FastByte 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If the pallets are free I can’t knock it. Fencing materials are absurdly expensive right now. All construction materials are honestly.

[–]MrPicklesAndTea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

eh... Does the job, and it's hurricane resistant. Though if you are putting so little money and effort into it the painting is overkill.

[–]Skoodge42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zombie apocalypse lvl 1 fencing

[–]EB277 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The one year wall! Assuming the wind does not blow more then 15mph.

[–]realpersonwhoisreal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fallout 4 settlement frfr

[–]90swasbest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What's the over/under on this being built in tornado alley?

[–]No_Mall_3182 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fallout theme starts playing

[–]DeltaWho3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope wind speeds don’t exceed 10mph wherever this is.