For any responsible and resourceful homeowner, bettering improving your house doesn’t have to equate to breaking the bank. As practicability is at the centre of many a home improvement strategy, reusing home items and materials to create another part of your household allows you to really put your stamp on your home. The same idea couldn’t be truer for finding new uses for old wooden fence panels. Here we feature five refreshing approaches to give new life to fence panels.
From Panels to a Wine Rack
Sprucing up your home is easy as turning your used wooden panels into a simple rack for your wine bottles. When building your rack you will want to first consider the number of bottles you want to store. Second, would you prefer it as a stand or more of a wall mount? From there, a lot of options will open up and you can decide which framework fits your home best. Needless to say, you have to make sure you cut the panels right, smoothen the rough edges, and make sure everything is screwed on tight. There are many different styles of wine racks and reusing wooden fence panels is a chance to add a unique feature to your home bar.
From Panels to a Coffee Table
The term “Do-It-Yourself” or D.I.Y. is something homeowners should embrace fully. It not only displays ingenuity, but also shows your sense of independence and pride as a homeowner. As far as building a table from scratch, wooden fence panels are an ideal material. Hometalk highlights that the process is pretty simple and fairly inexpensive. Just remember that choosing the best fence panels is the key to the success of the table. You must inspect each panel for toughness and strength. As this piece of furniture could also be perfect for the outdoors, it would only take a coat of outdoor paint to protect it from the weather. Screwfix in their array of fence paint options note that outdoor paints are designed to withstand rain, frost, and snow. Whether you put your table inside or outside, you can build a table that will last.
From Panels to AC Unit Cover
Keeping a home tidy is an ever-evolving process. From areas that need more maintenance, to tinkering with home improvement ideas, there’s always room to make your home better. For the case of the outdoor air conditioner unit, you can manage this eyesore by building a simple fence cover around it, or you could be more creative. If you need inspiration Country Living lists several inventive ways to hide an AC unit that can blend with your house’s character and look. Using fence panels to create a rustic design will help the cover fit in with the garden.
From Panels to Outdoor Firewood Storage Space
At first glance, there are a lot of ways you can use wooden fence panels, especially if you’re willing to stretch your imagination. A firewood storage shed is a great way to use disused wooden fence panels. Using outdoor paint you can waterproof the shed to keep the wood dry. You can even draw inspiration from materials that are similar to panels. The approach to repurposing pallets is exactly the same to repurposing fence panels. DIY Network suggests building a shed using pallets, in order to stock your firewood in preparation for the cold and chilly change of seasons.
From Panels to Deck Panels
When it comes to extending space in your home, building a deck is one of your top options. What you want to go for is comfort and space that blends well with your home’s aesthetic. In a previous Woodz post we put forward various deck inspirations you can draw from. If you have a view worth maximising, a deck introduces a refreshing platform for you and the family to enjoy it. If you’ve got strong fence panels that can double as deck panels, these will be a cost effective way to build a deck space.