How to Make PVC Corral Panels

By Sue Stepp

A corral panel is a simple rectangular panel that can be attached together for many uses. Corral panels are used to quickly repair a fence, make a round pen for horses to exercise in, fence off an area or divide off stalls in a stable. They can be expensive to buy. If you make your own, they cost a lot less, and can be custom made to fit any space.

Cut all of the 10-foot PVC pipes in half. Measure 5 feet from one end, and draw a mark with a pencil or pen. Using the PVC cutters, cut the PVC pipe in half. Set the pieces aside.

Cut two of the 5-foot pieces of pipe into 1-foot pieces using the PVC pipe cutters.

Make 2 side posts. Construct the side posts in this order: elbow, 1-foot piece of PVC, PVC tee, 1-foot piece of PVC, PVC tee, 1-foot piece of PVC, PVC tee, 1-foot piece of PVC, 1-foot piece of PVC, elbow. It should make a straight post. Glue the pieces together using PVC glue. Wipe the glue on each piece of pipe, and put the pipe together. Hold the pipe tightly together as you count to 45. It tends to try to push apart. Make sure that the ends of the tees and elbows that are poking out are all facing the same direction. You will need to make two of these posts, one for each side of the panel.

After you make the side posts, you will need to make the center post. Construct the center post in this order: tee (with the long two-holed side on the bottom), 1-foot piece of PVC, PVC cross, 1-foot piece of PVC, PVC cross, 1-foot piece of PVC, PVC cross, 1-foot piece of PVC, PVC cross, 1-foot piece of PVC, tee (with the long two-holed side on the top). It should make a straight post. Make sure that the ends of the tees and crosses that are poking out are all facing the same direction. Make only one center post.

Attach the side post to the center post with the 5 foot long pieces of PVC pipe on the left side. Glue the 5-foot pieces of pipe into the corresponding tee or elbows on the side post and center post. It is easier to put this part together if you glue all of the pieces into the side post first. Have a second person hold the side post with the glued 5-foot pieces of pipe up. Put the glue in the tee and cross openings on one side, and quickly push the 5-foot pieces of PVC into the openings. Hold pressure against both posts to keep the glue from pushing the pipe out. Count to 45 before releasing the pressure.

Attach the right side of the panel to the center post with the 5 foot pieces of pipe. Glue in each section, and apply pressure to right and left outer posts at the same time. Hold for 45 seconds, and it is ready to use.