Saturday, July 5, 2014

Recycling Old Picket Fencing

Last summer, one of my neighbors was replacing sections of their white picket fence.  One afternoon, she was walking her dog past our house and we started talking.  I told her I thought her project was coming along very nicely.  She said she did not know what she was going to do with the old fence sections.  Of course me being so neighborly - I said "I would love to help you out and take them off your hands".  Now almost a year later, I have been debating different ways to use them.  

Memorial Day weekend, we had our house washed and had to move all stuff away from our house.  Hence - I had to move the sections off the back of the house.  I started going through Pinterest.  I then found a "potting bench" that was made from a picket fence.  I though WOW.


 Here are some of the sections of fence I received from my neighbor.

 
I took all the sections apart and removed all the screws.  My potting bench / outdoor server is 44" x 26".  I am very sorry, I did not stop to take pictures once I started putting it together.
 
I did cut most of  the top's off of 8 pickets to make the legs.  I used my Kreg Jig to join the legs, well as my nail gun.
 
 
 
 

 
Here is the finished product.  I love it.  Our deck is not covered so whatever is on the potting bench/outdoor server will get wet if it rains. 
 

 
 
 

 
I love it.  We have had several cookouts, it is wonderful to put food and other items on it for the cook out.