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Western Red Cedar
Stack Rail Fence
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|Description - Western red cedar stack fence, developed by early American pioneers, has also
commonly been referred to as Battlefield fence, Worm fence, Snake fence, and ZigZag
fence.Cedar stack fence offers both natural beauty and rustic charm. Installation is easy
and because no fence post hole drilling are typically required, this stack style of fence
is especially popular in difficult soils and rocky terrain. Further, when installed
properly, the entire fence is above the ground level which eliminates ground contact and
is practically entirely rot free.
cedar stack fences and cedar split rail
fences have proven more weather-resistant than those made of 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 stack rail fence is very rustic
in appearance. Each rail and post come in a slightly different size and shape. For the
customers who prefer a uniform and consistent low-maintenance fence, we strongly suggest
considering a product in vinyl. Click here for information.
Advantages - Cedar stack rail fence is a
cost effective style for defining boundaries, and decorating property. Stack 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. There is no need to dig any post holes or purchase any fence
posts for most fence installations.
Unscarfed rails are predrilled at no extra cost. Our mill orients rails
so they will sit squarely on one another and drills a 5/8” hole
approximately 1’ from end of rail. Rebar stakes/ spikes can then be used
to secure rails in place and into the ground.)
Disadvantages - Stack fence requires more
materials (fence rails) to create the zig-zag fence pattern than conventional split rail
of comparable height and footage. Fence requires a preservative for the longest-lasting
performance, however most installations are never treated.
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