Guide to Build Palisades
Can you build palisades? The answer is yes. In the survival book it explains how to make defensive walls.
Vertical log walls that have to be individually placed and manually spiked, can also put sticks vertical and with a hatchet can spike them and set then angled into the ground.
In other words
You plant a log in the ground, look at the ground and left click with the dotted circle, then do it again right next to that one. You can use the axe aiming at the top of planted logs to sharpen them.
But remember, it’s very slow.