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What type of wood is used for fence rails?

What type of wood is used for fence rails?

Redwood performs well for fence rails. Redwood doesn’t shrink or warp and requires minimal maintenance, making it a good choice for a boundary fence that will receive little attention.

Is Split rail fencing expensive?

Across materials, the national average split rail fence cost is about $2,853. For a split rail fence, expect to pay an average of $20 per linear foot. Depending on the specific material and height of your fence, that cost could be as low as $11 per linear foot or as high as $29 per linear foot.

What size are wood fence rails?

The most common size for rails is 2” x 3” or 2” x 4”. Maximum post spacing is 8′ between posts; thus, a 2″ x 4″ x 8′ rail would be used. If you are doing an 8′ tall fence, we recommend using a 2″ x 4″ x 12′ rail and setting your posts on 6′ centers. This is the foundation of the fence.

Should I use pressure treated wood for fence rails?

When used for fencing, it must be pressure-treated to stand up to decay and the elements. It resists shrinkage, but it can still warp, crack, or twist. When properly treated, it can last a lifetime, even if it comes in contact with wet soil.

Will split rail fence keep dogs in?

Split rail fence with welded wire is ideal for dogs. It retains the timeless beauty of split rail fence while keeping your furry friends safely enclosed. Unlike electronic fence, split rail does not fail due to power outages, battery issues or broken lines, and it does not shock your best friend.

How do you make a rail fence?

Steps to Building a DIY Split Rail Fence

  1. Mark and measure your yard to ensure that your fence materials fit.
  2. Dig your post holes with your post hole auger.
  3. Fill six inches of the holes with gravel.
  4. Starting with the end posts, insert posts into the holes.
  5. Insert your rails into the holes of the posts, and voila!

How far apart should posts be for post and rail fence?

Prepare for Installation Because of the rail lengths, the posts are usually spaced 6 feet apart and no taller than 5 feet. Both round and square posts are available; round posts tend to give the fence a more rustic feel.