Saturday, 21 February 2015

Fence building on the plot

I took this photo on the 25th Jan and said it was the next construction project. 

Well almost a month later I have finally started building the last section of fence, made from pallets. 
The first panel, made from 2x 1mtr Pallets nailed together. 

Then nailed into posts sunk 50% deeper into the ground, the pallets are 1mtr high so the posts are 1.5mtrs. 
So before the rain & hail set in I managed to get a second panel in place.
 Luckily I got 6 of these pallets free, from a house renovation nearby, the posts came from a neighbour who was replacing his fence last year, only cost was £3 for nails.
So when the fence is finished, next job is to renew the edge of this raised bed, as the old edges have rotted away. 
Not done too badly lasting about 10yrs, also got from a house sadly one that was being demolished & the roof joists made great raised beds, I made 6 in all.
It's now Sunday and despite the forecast of rain today, I still returned to my plot to finish the pallet fence. 

I did get rather damp, but us Allotmenteers are a hardy bunch come rain or shine we get the job done.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian.


  1. Looks good! How's the fence looking now? You did a wonderful job with that pallet fence. I can hardly believe you did all that by yourself. After all, building those fences takes a lot of work, although you definitely did great. In any way, thanks for sharing that! Kudos and all the best to you!

    Courtney Lynch @ Anthony Fieldhouse & Co

  2. *More Nantucket photos below. The next step is stripping the front of the little cottage and giving it a grey, weathered wood be continued.driveway gates