How to Build a Pallet Fence | Hunker29 Oct 2011 ... Learn how to build a simple pallet fence with economy in mind, centering on basic techniques for installation and other options. ... Step 1 Measure and Plan. Measure and pound stakes at the corners and ends of the fence. Plant the stakes just outside the actual fence line, so that when you stretch a string between them, you can use the string as a guide to keep the fence straight.