Once your wooden fence needs to be replaced, many people assume the fenceposts are only good for a bonfire or to go to the landfill. But if you are the craftier type, there are many ways you can repurpose this wood. Be aware that first you will most likely need to remove all nails, screws, etc. from the wood before you begin to work with it and that can be time-consuming.
- Shelves: Wood that has been naturally weathered in your yard can mimic the look of many products in home furnishing stores right now. By stacking the wood panels and mounting them on the wall you can create sturdy and inexpensive shelves in your bathroom, office, or elsewhere in your home.
- Lighting fixtures: By cutting the wood panels to the length of your bathroom mirror and then adding lights to the front, you can create an attractive and one-of-a-kind lighting fixture to your bathroom. Depending on how these lights are powered, this project may require you to consult a licensed electrician to have them installed.
- Accent wall: If you have a narrow section of wall in your home that you would like to stand out from the rest of the room, you can cut this wood to size and create an accent wall in that space. Depending on the backing, you may need to use glue or screws to secure the wood.
- Raised garden beds: You can save money on materials for raised garden beds by repurposing your fence posts. Raising your garden beds can be beneficial because they keep your soil full of the nutrients plants need, you can plant seeds in higher densities, and it conserves water.
At FloriFence, we have helped many home and business owners throughout Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and other nearby areas replace fences that have outlived their usefulness, and we have seen our customers find creative ways to repurpose their old fencing materials. These are just a few ideas to get you started — let us know what other interesting ideas you come up with!