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Fence Pictures: Split-Rail Fencing

Landscaping Photo of a Split-Rail Fence

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Split-rail fences can be considered a subset of the post-and-rail style....
Photo of split-rail fencing.

Photo of split-rail fencing.

David Beaulieu

While post-and-rail fences such as that shown in the prior fence picture use finished lumber, the "classic" style is the split-rail fence. Split-rail fencing has a rougher, more rustic appearance, as its name suggests (i.e., logs "split" by hand to be used as rails). The tapered ends of split-rail fences fit into holes cut out of the posts.

In the next three images, you'll see some very different kinds of post-and-rail fences....

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