«Previous    Next»
Decorative Wheel Fence Built From Cable Spools
Bill Green of Wilburton, Okla., recently sent FARM SHOW photos of a decorative horse fence he built out of big metal spools that utility companies use to store underground cable.
    “It didn’t cost much to build and it’s an attractive addition to our place,” says Green.
    The fence stands about 5 ft. high and is made from the cable spool ends with 1 1/2-in. wide rims. He used a chopsaw to cut the spool ends in half and welded them together side by side onto a length of 1 1/2-in. sq. tubing, which runs horizontally a few inches above the ground. He filled in the spaces between the wheels by welding in partial spool sections. The center parts of the spools are supported by steel T-posts strapped to the horizontal tubing.
    “I built a total of about 120 ft. of fence like this,” says Green. “The fence extends from both sides of our barn back to a shed and has an opening in it where there’s a cattle guard. My only cost was a little bit of welding.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, William Green, P.O. Box 92, Wilburton, Okla. 74578 (ph 918 448-3479; bettya.green@yahoo.com).

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2016 - Volume #40, Issue #5