The gate of a fence is one of the first pieces to usually need replacement. This is because it is a moving piece that may be used a lot more often than a stretch of fencing. However, even though it may need to be replaced in order for your fence to be as strong as possible, it does not mean that you have to throw the fence gate away. There are some clever things that you might be able to do with it after the fence contractor disconnects it from the posts.
Use It As A Headboard
This is ideal for very large fence gates. You may want to sand down the edges of the old gate if it is made of wood. If it is a metal gate, you will want to closely examine it to spot any rust forming on the surface. It will be important to remove the rust so you do not end up with any injuries or other problems down the line. Make sure that you are taking the time to stain or paint the fence gate before securing it to the wall. This way, you will not have to worry about any of the stain or paint getting on your walls.
Create A Wall Planter Out Of It
Whether it is made of metal or wood, you can attach old, small buckets or tin cans all along the one side of it for fun planters. Make sure that you are drilling a few small holes in the bottom of the buckets or cans as well. This will allow for proper drainage so your plants do not drown and die once they are put in the containers. Once those are securely in place, you can fill them three quarters of the way up with potting soil and then plant your favorite flowers or herbs. All you have to do then is find a nice wall to lean your fence gate planter against. Make sure that you are putting it in a location that will get plenty of sun and rain.
As you can now imagine, there are a lot of things you can do with an old fence gate. Therefore, the next time you have a fencing contractor remove a gate, make sure that you are letting him or her know that you want to keep it. You have plenty of uses for it around your house if you really take some time to do some brainstorming.