Split rail fencing has been around in the United States and Canada since settlers started to arrive here from Europe. Historically the wood of choice was american chestnut since it was widely available prior to the blight that wiped them out last century. Styles also varied from zig-zag, and worm layouts with multiple variations of stacked split wood that lended well to the rocky and hilly terrain of much of the east coast.
Today we build our split rails from cedar, locust, and treated pine. All are long lasting and weather well over time. Typically we use three or two-hole mortised posts with 10’ rails. However, other variations can be installed as well.
Stylisticaly, split rail fenceing goes great on farms and in neighborhoods both new and old. A newer innovation to make the fence more of a perimeter fence for pets in residential neighborhoods is the addition of a fence fabric on the inside of the fence. We use either no-climb horse fence or standard 9 gauge vinyl coated fence fabric.
Split rail fences ceom in either a two rail option or a three rail option. You can find the specs on the cedar version below. Typically the other wood styles have similar dimensions. This fecne stytle is available in cedar, treated, locust posts, and with wire mesh.
Cedar tone are treated posts that have already been pre-stained at the factory. If you do not prefer the grey patina and do not like to stain, this product is for you.
Cedar offers a more rustic lookthat some people prefer. It is long lasting and unique.
Wire mesh can be added behind any style of split rail to add a layer of protection for confinemant of animals, and children.
Treated wood is the most economical split rail fence. It looks great and lasts many years.
The addition of locust posts provide a nice look and an untreated long lasting post option.
We get our split rail materials directly from the mill in the heart of West Virginia and bring them in by the trailer load. This allows us to offer special bulk pricing for large projects and discounts on smaller residential projects. Contact us today for a free quote!More Info