Modular Garden Fence

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Project by DannyBoy posted 05-29-2010 08:58 PM 13799 views 19 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this fence for my wife after we had a horrible time winding up the chicken wire and stake fence we had put around our garden last year. I found the design in an old outdoor building book and took a little liberty on the design to fit our needs.

Each section is eight feet (except for two four foot short ones) and is held up by a wooden bracket staked into the ground. It is all pine, some of which is recycled/reclaimed wood that was left over from other projects. The fencing material is the same chicken wire we used last year just cut to fit into the frame.

One section takes about an hour to cut and assemble. There are 12 sections all together along 12 brackets. The amount of time in it was mostly a lot of repetitive cuts and assembles, but I really like the result.

The biggest tip I can give on this is to cut enough pieces to make three or more fence sections at a time. That way you don’t find yourself stopping to cut a lot of pieces over and over again. I did the last 4 pieces like that. Also, when assembling, don’t stake down the last 5 brackets until you have test fitted the frame together. Otherwise, you’ll have to pull up stakes and move them to get the last one or two to fit right.


-- He said wood...

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 09:23 PM

I like this. I have been looking into some other opptions for my garden.

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 09:24 PM

this is wonderful and I’m marking this for future reference! I have to put some fencing up to keep the rabbits away from my blueberries. I didn’t want something ugly in my front yard. This is perfect. Artsy and functional.

Thank you !!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 09:26 PM

Good job. This could be done with pallets very easily. Of course it would’nt look any where as nice.

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 12:13 AM

I like it, and I see how it could be very useful.

Last time I tried to have a garden my dog dug up all the plants…..... It was no fun because they were almost ready.

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 01:31 AM

Would you mind giving the name and author of the book that you based this design on? My wife is looking over my shoulder right now and is getting some ideas – help!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 04:24 AM

The book is “The Backyard Builder” and like a lot of project books, doesn’t have a specific author. However, you can look it up by ISBN: 0-87857-531-6.


-- He said wood...

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#7 posted 05-31-2010 02:09 AM

A great idea. Thanks for posting.

-- jroot

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#8 posted 06-27-2012 11:34 AM

I am tired of dealing with the chicken wire and green metal posts, this may be the ticket!

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area,

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