Split Rail Fence Gate Projects

May 17th

Split rail fence gate – Cedar split rail fence is made from cedar wood logs about 10 to 12 feet in length and divided down their length. Divided in half again and again until the rails are useful size, the stacked timber lengths then to each other. An interlocking zigzag design fence is the most common form of split rail fence. Easy repair and assembly makes cedar split rail fence popular with property owners.

Cedar split rail fence gates can be constructed in several ways. Smaller gates in widths of 3 to 5 feet wide, should include a cross brace to prevent action in their structure. Hang gate of vertical cedar posts with universal gate hardware. Larger gates must be reinforced with tubular steel to add strength to the structure and keep the wood from warping. Galvanized steel is hidden behind the tree which is notched to incorporate the metal supports. Hang the two ports to create an opening up to 18 feet wide. Split rail fence gate can be installed gates to swing open a road or in and out.

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Unlike a traditional cedar split rail fence is a mortised split rail fence gate are not independent. The vertical supports of the fence has holes or mortises, cut in them to the tip ends of the rails fit. This type of fencing is running in a straight line and is often used for decorative fencing or horse pastures.

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