Split Rail Fences
A split rail fence or log fence also known as a zigzag fence worm fence or snake fence historically due to its meandering layout is a type of fence constructed in the united states and canada and is made out of timber logs usually split lengthwise into rails and typically used for agricultural or decorative fencing.
Split rail fences. Split rail is a traditional style dating back to colonial days and is a great option for farms traditional homes and pet and kid containment when combined with wire mesh. Split rail fences are low maintenance. Otherwise it s almost entirely put in place. Rails are usually 8 feet or 11 feet long.
Split rail fences have rails with tapered ends and the posts have holes where the end of the rail rests usually held in place by gravity. The most common materials are pine and cedar. Flat rail fences can be built in a variety of ways and installed with fasteners. Round rail wood and split rail fence is a beautiful addition to any property.
They consist of longer logs that act as the rails with vertical posts of the same material. Properly cared for a wood fence can last for a very long time. Rail fences we offer both natural and treated split rail fences and treated slip board fences. Install a split rail fence preliminary steps.
Eventually it will fail completely. Due to the open nature of this fencing it needs wire mesh if you want to stop animals from jumping out of your yard. Slip board achieves a similar yet slightly more contemporary look. The split rail fencing that we offer has three poplar rails that run through treated pine posts.
The typical split rail fence we construct is 4 high.