If you saw an old wooden fence lying in someone's tree lawn, it might not be your first instinct to pick it up — after all, it's trash, right?

Think again. An old wooden fence has dozens of DIY uses that you've never even dreamed of before, and we're sharing a few of them below. Even if the fence isn't in good enough shape to serve its original purpose, it can be deconstructed and re-used in plenty of cute, clever, and creative ways. Find out what you can do with a wooden fence, some simple supplies, and just a bit of ingenuity.

Who knew that an old fence like this could have so many uses?

For starters, you can use it to hide a massive, giant air conditioner from your backyard.

All you need to do is cut the fence to size and stain it to your liking.

Planks from an old fence can easily transform into an old towel rack.

Depending on the theme and style of your bathroom, you can paint the fence or stain it.

An old fence makes an excellent TV tray or cheese board.

You can also use the tops of the planks to create these cute mason jar vases.

This plant shelf would look amazing in any outdoor space.

And if you're feeling particularly crafty, you can saw and paint the old fence into a rustic clock.

This is one ambitious way to transition your fence into something for your home.

And the individual planks also make good individual signs — how cute would these be at a rustic wedding?

If you need a cool headboard, an old fence might be the answer.

And you can also turn one into a very cool, shabby-chic coat rack.

Finally, get colorful and creative by turning your old fence into a cheerful birdhouse trellis.