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What to Do With Extra Wood Fencing Left Over From Your Replacement Fence? 

When you’re replacing your fence, it can be hard to know what to do with the extra wood fencing left over from the process. After all, it’s not just a waste of wood-it’s also a huge pile to load up and haul away. 

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Fortunately, there are many things you can do with old fence boards. You can make decorative items for your home, and you can even find a way to reuse the wood for your new fence! 

1. Use it for a wall hanging

If you have a knack for woodworking and painting, then you can use your old fence boards to create some amazing wall art. You can make a tropical scene, a portrait of your pet, or just a simple “Welcome” sign! 

2. Easily refinish an old wooden fence

If your fence is looking gray and dull, you can spruce it up with a little staining. You’ll want to choose an exterior semi-transparent fence stain, which will seal the wood while letting the natural color and grain show through. It will also contain ultraviolet inhibitors to prevent bleaching by sunlight and a mildewcide to slow fungal growth. 

3. Turn it into a table

If you often hold small outdoor parties or just enjoy an intimate barbecue, a fence table is a great way to save space in your yard while still providing a place for your guests to set up drinks and food. This project requires very little carpentry skill, and it can be done in a day or two! 

4. Create a rustic Santa Sleigh

If the holiday season is coming up, you can easily turn your old fence boards into an attractive rustic Santa sleigh to display on your lawn. This project is a good opportunity to use your woodworking skills and build something that you can use for years to come. 

5. Add storage and decor to your patio

If you have a deck in your backyard, consider making a shelf or planter box out of your old fence boards. This will add a little bit of color and storage to your patio, and it can be done in just a few hours. 

6. Create a bench

If your backyard is a place you love to spend time in, then making a bench out of your fence boards will make it more appealing. It can also be used for storage or to sit down and relax with a good book. 

7. Create a garden potting bench

If you’re a gardening enthusiast, then you might have plenty of plants that you need to keep organized and safe from the weather. This project will make it easy to keep all your tools and potted plants in one spot. 

8. Restore a stained fence

If the fence you’re looking to spruce up has a faded color, you can restore it with a coat of oil stain. You’ll need a good quality, exterior semitransparent oil stain. Look for a stain that is water-resistant and contains UV inhibitors to protect against sun damage.