Options for a Rail Fence

When considering a rail fence project there are a handful of options to choose from. There is the (Cedar) split rail fence with its rustic, rough look, the log (lodge) pole (treated pine with round poles and rails), a dimensional lumber option built with 4×4 or 6×6 posts and 2×4, or 2×6 rails, and the Trex composite rail system.

The split rail fence has a rustic look that is very appealing, it is milled on 10’ centers (posts to post), and is a cedar product that has a natural resistance to moisture and insects. You can get this product in either a (2) rail (3’ tall) style or a (3) rail (4’ tall) style.

The log pole fence is a treated pine product that has a woodsy look to it and blends in nicely with yards that have pine or aspen trees – it is milled on 8’ centers. The treatment that the pine posts and rails are treated in, adds to the longevity of a pine product (especially the post). The log pole fence also is milled in a (2) rail style and a (3) rail style of fence – you can also get a 4 or 5 rail option – it is a custom order from the mill.

The dimensional lumber option is by far the most pliable option available. We can build this fence style with either 4×4 or 6×6 posts, and you have an option for the rails to be 2×4’s or 2×6’s – all the lumber option that CFC builds with are a premium cedar product for added longevity.

Many home owners that want the open look and feel of a rail fence also want to keep dogs (or kids) in the yard. We offer a 2×4 (the size of the openings) welded wire option, that is a 14 gauge wire. We will attach it to the top rail of the fence, and to the gates for a secure enclosure for dogs and children.

The Trex composite rail fence system is the ultimate upgrade in low-maintenance, open-space fencing. Trex is renowned throughout the nation as the leading outdoor building materials manufacturer. Combined with patented metal rail supports, the beefy posts and smooth finish rails give any property prestige and high durability.

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