Post and rail wood fencing consists of posts attached to round, square, board, or split rails. Post and rails are usually the same style, giving the fence a nice uniform look. An open design allows these fences to be used for animal containment without blocking a view.
This design is excellent for perimeter fencing, because the rails flow with the terrain. Painting a post & rail fence can create a look of rural life and simple elegance. Topping the posts or using finials can add a touch of sophistication.
Your local area will determine which species of wood are readily available. The primary species or groups of wood used in post and rail fencing are:
- Northern White Cedar
Unlike most other steel posts which require brackets and/or fittings, PostMaster has pre-punched holes on each flange for attaching rails, eliminating the need for expensive brackets for most designs.