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Following the storm on Monday I have 3 poorly fence panels that I have replaced. The question is, what would you do with the wood from the panels? They were 4foot by 6, and the slats (4foot long) have all come away from the top and bottom. I hope this description makes sense  


what you CANNOT do is pass on the slats to a community bonfire, assuming the slats have been treated, because they are not allowed to burn wood with chemicals.

At least, that's what I was told when trying to get rid of a pile of fence wood a few weeks ago, so it went to a recycling centre for burning under controlled conditions (to generate power I believe).

I hope this helps, even if only a little.




Bonfire night is coming up. 


our messages crossed ...


Thanks Peter, and fidget. They were painted by the previous home owner so I guess I had better be careful re burning 



4th Panda I'll have them for my H, it will keep him out of mischief making something

Bet you get all sorts of ideas posted.


Make a hedgehog house out of them!

i would make a rabbit hut wiv the wood and paint a nice pastil colour

Thanks for the ideas all. I did think about making some sort of box. The fruit type box always costs a fortune when you see them for sale  

My garden is fully enclosed so no access for hedgehogs unfortunately Farmergeddun.


hollie hock

It would be good to make something out of them, your right the prices of some wooden stuff is sometimes unbelivable

flowering rose

with our broken panels we keep  a few for re-placing planks that have been broken by for example the Badger barging through the fence.

When we ended up with fence panels after a recent storm we shredded them and used them to cover a soil path through the bottom of the garden.  They chiped into pieces about 1inch square and gave a nice firm base to what had been a muddy path.

Just a thought.  



That is a good idea Flowering Rose  Currently have a spare panel (just in case!) but keeping a couple of boards is a good idea.

Novice, did you already own the shredder or did you hire one?

No we have a shredder which we use for all sorts of things, and it helps with getting rid of things that don't do in the composter.  Means we get far more in both our composter and the garden waste bin.  

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