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Old 06-08-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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A poster on a homesteading forum made this video,pretty cool.


YouTube - ‪fence made from pallets holds in goats and pigs‬‏
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I always thought the big expense and work for fences were the fence posts. So negative. Also, what about treating the wood? Wood rots pretty easily out in the elements. You'd probably have to treat the pallets with something to make sure you didn't have to do over the fence too soon.

Granted, my compost bins are made out of pallets, but if the badly dug "posts" shift or the pallets rot... it's no biggie.

Of course, the lady looks like a retiree, so she probably has more time than I do to maintain fencing... I'm not sure what I'd be gaining with a DIY fence of pallets. Easier up front...but down the road, what am I going to do with a bunch of half rotted pallets?
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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be sure and put used appliances and a car up on blocks in the front yard
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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I always thought the big expense and work for fences were the fence posts. So negative. Also, what about treating the wood? Wood rots pretty easily out in the elements. You'd probably have to treat the pallets with something to make sure you didn't have to do over the fence too soon.

Granted, my compost bins are made out of pallets, but if the badly dug "posts" shift or the pallets rot... it's no biggie.

Of course, the lady looks like a retiree, so she probably has more time than I do to maintain fencing... I'm not sure what I'd be gaining with a DIY fence of pallets. Easier up front...but down the road, what am I going to do with a bunch of half rotted pallets?
I believe she had the fence up for 5 years,in a rainy environment.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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be sure and put used appliances and a car up on blocks in the front yard
Homesteading isn't about being 'pretty'...
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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be sure and put used appliances and a car up on blocks in the front yard
You know, every post you write is so condescending and ignorant. Stop writing and go back to your miserable life!

You write on the Mexico forum and you know NOTHING about Mexico, you write on the Relationship forum and obviously, you're socially awkward and can't even relate to anyone.

Go get yourself fixed and then come back and write compassionately and maturely.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
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Post 31 ways to re-use wood pallets!

I remember when Norm on New Yankee Workshop made a coffee table out of pallets. All you needed was a hand held airport security wand to find the nails...and a million dollars worth of power tools. It turned out pretty nice. Here are a few more ideas: ttp://www.greenecoservices.com/31-ways-to-reuse-wood-pallets-make-money/
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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You know, every post you write is so condescending and ignorant. Stop writing and go back to your miserable life!

You write on the Mexico forum and you know NOTHING about Mexico, you write on the Relationship forum and obviously, you're socially awkward and can't even relate to anyone.

Go get yourself fixed and then come back and write compassionately and maturely.
Chill out, dude. I thought it was funny.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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You know, every post you write is so condescending and ignorant. Stop writing and go back to your miserable life!

You write on the Mexico forum and you know NOTHING about Mexico, you write on the Relationship forum and obviously, you're socially awkward and can't even relate to anyone.

Go get yourself fixed and then come back and write compassionately and maturely.
I just love stalkers...If my truth bothers you young man, stop reading.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Homesteading isn't about being 'pretty'...
Thank you captain obvious
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