Split Rail Fence

Split 3 Rail Fence

The Split Rail style is an open space fence. This fence is popular on ranch property or if a more rustic look is desired. Cedar also resists insect infestation. Western red cedar wood has a distinct color which left uncoated will weather to a silver gray color. Cedar split rail fence is very rustic in appearance. Each rail and post come in a slightly different size and shape.

Cedar split rail fence is one of the most cost effective styles for defining boundaries, decorating property, and fencing in livestock and horses. Split rail fencing is also one of, if not the easiest style of fence to install making it an ideal project for the do-it-yourselfer. Posts are typically set directly in the ground approx. 30″ deep without any concrete.

Materials needed for split rail fence

  • All cedar lumber
  • (1) Post: approximately 5-7”x5-7”x5 ¼’ or 6 ½’
  • (2+) Rails: approximately 3-5” (rails are notched and inserted into post holes)