Sometimes, we tend to hold onto things that we really ought to replace. For example, we might insist on running an old 1998 Volkswagen Polo into the ground, even though it’s clearly time for a newer model. Similarly, we often let old fence panels rot away until they’re next to useless, when we should really replace them once they start to deteriorate.
What should you do with your old garden fence panels, though? Of course, the obvious solution is to simply load up the boot and take them down to the local tip. However, with a little creativity, you can actually find many uses for your ‘antique’ garden fencing and wooden fence posts.
Old Fence Panel Ideas
Firstly, old fence panels are perfect for many garden projects, just be sure to remove any rotten sections beforehand. Salvaging the best quality wood, you could make a compost bin, log store, raised flower bed, or even some shelves for your new shed. A quick google search will yield some instructions and how-to guides, so why not test your DIY skills and give it a go?
Alternatively, you can upcycle your garden fence panels and wooden fence posts, creating eye-catching pieces of shabby-chic décor for your home. Sites like Pinterest are full of fabulous ideas; your imagination is your only limit. Use your wooden fence panels as marvellous mirror and picture frames, stunning sculptures, or even as canvases for artwork; these unique pieces will surely be the envy of your friends and family.
Evidently, the above list is by no means exhaustive; if you have any other ideas for old fence panels, please leave a comment below. We’d be delighted to hear your thoughts!
If you need to upgrade your fence panels, then feel free to have a browse through our garden fencing products here. (Oh, and treat yourself to a new BMW or Mercedes too, as the Polo has to go.)