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Cedar Split Rail

Western Red Cedar Split Rail fence has proven more weather-resistant than Pine, Spruce, and Hemlock. 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.  Red Cedar rail is available in a two rail and a three rail style. Standard rails are 10' long and butt inside the posts to make approximately 10' post centers. Pony rails are available in 8' lengths. 

Standard Weight 
ProductPcs/Unit
10' Rail155
8' Rail160
  
5'4" 2-Hole Posts
ProductPcs/Unit
Line Post72
End Post72
Corner Post68
  
6'6" 3-Hole Posts
ProductPcs/Unit
Line Post72
End Post72
Corner Post68

Advantages - 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. A tamping bar is used to compact the dirt around the post while backfilling.

Disadvantages - It is typical to have to retamp posts plumb after the ground settles around post so that the fence remains upright. This is especially true if the fence is installed in a wet area or it was wet when the fence was originally installed. Pouring gravel around the posts instead of backfilling with dirt will help prevent posts from leaning under the heavy weight of the rails and will also help with proper drainage of water away from the posts. Fence requires a preservative for the longest-lasting performance, however most installations are never treated.