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Old 06-03-2016, 05:46 PM
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Lightbulb Split Rail fencing - Rail fence building steps


It's simple to do... but with this useful technique...

For split rail fencing or round rail fencing.

Steps ---> My split-rail fence

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Old 07-28-2016, 02:50 PM
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This was about the only post I saw in regards to split rail fence. Question to everyone, any suggestions on gate designs? I have a traditional 2 rail fence where each post has 2 oblong holes bored thru to allow the tapered ends of the rails to slip in and lock together. the end post has the same oblong hole but it only goes part way thru into a blind pocket

Issue I have is there is a large gate opening with 2 gates about 3 to 3 1/2' high. these meet in the middle and have a metal loop that holds them closed. One gate is about 8' long and the mate is only about 4' long. The end post has rotted off and will need to be replaced and the existing gates are a horrible design with a mix of rail wood, 2x4" and metal wire with tensioner buckles. I plan to replace the corner posts with treated 6x6 posts and will make the appropriate holes. Anyone have gate designs for similar fence that goes well with it? They will be wood, no metal cattle gates as this leads into our yard and is in a "show" area. I have a few ideas and have checked out a few ideas on Pinterest but thought I'd see if anyone here has any cool ideas.

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Old 08-06-2016, 03:48 PM
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Youmay want to look on some of the green wood working sites ( especially the English bodger) or try the find a book call the " The Village carpenter ". Libraries have books about old time crafts and many have gate ideas like the Foxfire books .
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