How to Build a Palisade Wall

Do you want to keep something safe or kept in/out, or perhaps you just want a place for your own? Building a palisade wall is a good option.

Steps

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    Cut down around ten trees around fourteen feet in height.
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    Take off their limbs and bark.
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    Sharpen the end that will stick up if cut with chainsaw.
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    Cut down three smaller trees to connect the larger ones together. These should be only two to three inches in diameter.
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    Repeat step two for these trees, it is optional whether you repeat step three since these are only connecting beams.
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    Place the the connecting beams in the following positions. One a little down from the top of the vertical logs. One in the middle. One a little up from the bottom.
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    Put a nail through the connector beam to each of the vertical logs. (Note that connecting the logs should be done while they're on the ground).
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    Dig a trench about a foot across and about four feet down.
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    Proceed to put the pre-constructed palisade in the trench. It is easier to push the end the blunt part into the trench so that it catches and then to tie a rope around the top and pull.
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    Continue until wall is up to the length you need.

Tips

  • To make it more stable, nail a log in front of the "wall".

Warnings

  • Be careful with the chainsaw and make sure you don't get splinters.

Things You'll Need

  • An axe
  • An area of wood you are allowed to use

Article Info

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