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Western Red Cedar
Split Rail Fence
Grade I Standard
Grade I Pony
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|Description - Western Red Cedar Split Rail fence has proven more weather-resistant than
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 split
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 this product in vinyl. Click here for information.
Red Cedar rail is available in a two rail (approx. 36" high - specs) and a three rail (approx. 48"
high - specs) style. Jumbo
and Standard rails are 10' long and butt inside the posts to make approximately 10' post
centers. Pony rails are available in 8' lengths. We can also supply Pony rails in a 10'
length, however only when ordered in truckload quantities. More information on western red
cedar may be found here.
Advantages - Cedar split rail fence is one of the
most cost effective styles for defining boundaries, decorating property, and fencing in
livestock and horses. Split 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. Posts are typically set
directly in the ground approx. 30" deep without any concrete. A tamping bar
is used to compact the dirt around the post while backfilling.
Disadvantages - It is typical to have to
retamp posts plumb after the ground settles around post so that the fence remains upright.
This is especially true if the fence is installed in a wet area or it was wet when the
fence was originally installed. Pouring gravel around the posts instead of backfilling
with dirt will help prevent posts from leaning under the heavy weight of the rails and
will also help with proper drainage of water away from the posts. Fence requires a
preservative for the longest-lasting performance, however most installations are never
Sizing - Western red cedar split rail is
offered in three sizes, Jumbo, Standard, and Pony weight. This refers primarily to the
rail girth, measurement around the fence rail. On average, Jumbo rails are 12"+ when
measured around the rails. Standard fence rails are 10-12" in girth. Pony rails
average 9-12". The hole and tenon dimensions are the same on all components amongst
grades of our cedar split fencing, so they're universal in the sense that any post and any
rail will fit together. A "Pony" fence post is also available for
budget-conscious fencing projects. This grade of post is normally not a stock item; larger
quantity orders may be required for this size to be cut for you.
Truckload Pricing - We are pleased to
offer competitive discounts based on volume purchases and cumulative sales. A full semi
truckload will require the purchase of approximately 20 units (bundles) of rails/ posts.
|About Western Red Cedar
Split Rail Gates:
Smaller pedestrian size gates are made entirely of wood; they are
available in widths 3', 4', x and 5' wide. A cross brace is installed (as pictured left)
to help prevent sag. Typically these gates hang on red cedar posts with standard wood gate
hardware (sold separately). Pricing for wood gates will be found with the other western
red cedar materials here.
|Larger wood gates
are challenging since wood as a building material has its limitations. For these gates, we
have designed a custom welded galvanized tubular frame to mount the wood to. The
structural frame allows for larger widths, 5', 6', 7', 8', and 9' widths are available.
You may use two gates for double gate widths up to 18' wide! The split rail material is
mounted for aesthetic purposes to match the fence. 3" or 4" O.D. round posts are
commonly used for hinge and latch posts to support the weight. Chain link type hinges or
barrel hinges are often used for hardware. More information on these gates may be found here.
Five Bar Gates
Wood Gates are available in two styles, the Cambridge and Oxford Range - both compliment
our styles of 3-rail split rail fences nicely. Both styles of gates are approximately 4'
in height and crafted with superior quality impregnated pine. Gates are available in
widths suitable for pedestrian traffic as well as vehicular traffic. Single gates are
built up to 12' wide and may be doubled for a 24' wide gate opening! Please note these
gates are made of impregnated pine and do not match in color to the cedar split rail.
However if all is left to weather naturally, they will weather to near the same color. You
may also paint or stain everything to match.
3-Rail Western Red Cedar Split Rail Fence
Fence Company Installation (Jumbo Grade) - Click Images to Enlarge!
More Customer's Photos (Jumbo Grade) - Click Images to Enlarge!
Another Hoover Fence Installation (Jumbo Grade) - Click Images to Enlarge!
am 73 & built the Hoover two rail split rail fence in the front of my home in 8 days.
I have never had so many individuals stop & explain how much they enjoyed the
fence. In this hi-tech age you guys have a product that is rare. Thanks many times over
for providing me a quality product that stops cars & trucks just to take a look!"
- B.Miller, Oklahoma.
|Customer Comment: "Just wanted to pass along a thanks to your driver. Delivered on
time Wednesday and stacked it up nice and neat where I wanted it. Excellent job. I will
count and double-check the number of post and rails this weekend but I foresee no issues.
Also wanted to say I love the rustic look of the fence. The 'rough-cut' look really makes
it stand out versus other split rail fence types that you can buy in the large box stores.
It will look good in the back yard of our 2 acres, I'll pass along some photos when it's
finished in a couple weeks."
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