How do I split trees for a split rail fence?

Answer Cut Down the TreesChoose trees with long, straight trunks about 8 inches around. Cut down the tree, and cut it into your chosen length for the fence rails. Place the logs on a flat surface safe for... Read More »

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How to Build Split Rail Fence?

Split rail fences were once built by simply stacking split logs in a zig-zag fashion. Modern split rail fences, also called post and rail fences, make use of fence posts. A split rail fence is easy... Read More »

How to Install Split Rail Fence?

The split rail fence was created at a time when power tools and manufactured fencing materials had not been invented. As a result, building a split rail fence does not require digging holes for pos... Read More »

How do I install a split rail fence?

PreparationContact your local utility companies to make sure that no water, electric or gas lines are buried near the fence line. Put stakes at all of the corners. Run a string from one to the othe... Read More »

How do I draw a split rail fence?

Foundation and CornersDraw the foundation of the fence. The fence foundation can be any angular shape, but a parallelogram works particularly well for beginners. Draw two vertical corner fence post... Read More »