Approximate Cost Per
*Gates and shipping is not included*
4-Rail Orders Available as Special Order - Minimum Order of 1/2
Truckload Applies. (Approx. 10 Full Bundles of Components)
Description - 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 (approx. 36" high - specs) and a three rail (approx. 48"
high - specs) style. Jumbo
and Standard rails are 10' long and butt inside the posts to make approximately 10' post
centers. Pony rails are available in 8' lengths. We can also supply Pony rails in a 10'
length, however only when ordered in truckload quantities. More information on western red
cedar may be found here.
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
Sizing - Western red cedar split rail is
offered in three sizes, Jumbo, Standard, and Pony weight. This refers primarily to the
rail girth, measurement around the fence rail. On average, Jumbo rails are 12"+ when
measured around the rails. Standard fence rails are 10-12" in girth. Pony rails
average 9-12". The hole and tenon dimensions are the same on all components amongst
grades of our cedar split fencing, so they're universal in the sense that any post and any
rail will fit together. A "Pony" fence post is also available for
budget-conscious fencing projects. This grade of post is normally not a stock item; larger
quantity orders may be required for this size to be cut for you.
Truckload Pricing - We are pleased to
offer competitive discounts based on volume purchases and cumulative sales. A full semi
truckload will require the purchase of approximately 20 units (bundles) of rails/ posts.