When it came time to replace a dilapidated fence, using reclaimed wood was the best option. When my family and I first moved into our current home, the fence in the back yard was a mess. Well, part of it was fine and part of it was a dilapidated mix of wire and wood.
The first choice would take a lot of time and money and would involve the input of three different neighbors (the neighbors to the north, south and east of us). The latter decision would cost less and only involve one neighbor’s input, but could potentially yield a fence that looked mismatched. Once that decision was made, I was determined to find the most environmentally friendly fencing option possible.
Our decision timetable was accelerated by a visit, through the fence to the south, from a few neighborhood dogs and a couple neighborhood kids. We found the children playing on our swing set and in our sandbox when we came home from the grocery store one day. Of course, my husband and I were concerned that children were playing on our property could hurt themselves without anyone knowing they were there.
Read on: http://1800recycling.com/2013/10/backyard-renovation-embraced-reuse/#.Umbv6vmshWA