Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
– Robert Frost, “Mending Wall”
Creativity requires that I set up a short width of fence near my container. The neighbor’s dog, while an amiable sort, loves to bark at me every time I cross his line of sight. We aren’t ready to fence the full 1.3 acres; that leaves me with . . . art.
I’ve always wanted to try building a fence out of old wooden doors. I figure four doors should do it. I could also use the louvered closet doors I painted red last summer. Whatever I use, here are some inspiring fences made of reclaimed and recycled stuff, and one other creative use of a door as a coffee table.