Split Rail Snake Fence
You can call them split rail zigzag worm or snake fences but the fact remains that these lovely rustic fences are the perfect decorative border for country cottage cabin or rustic homes.
Split rail snake fence. You can even build one without the need for nails and screws a major benefit in wet weather climates. We love the look of the traditional split rail fence and that it is still so popular today. A split rail fence or log fence also known as a zigzag fence worm fence or snake fence historically due to its meandering layout is a type of fence constructed in the united states and canada and is made out of timber logs usually split lengthwise into rails and typically used for agricultural or decorative fencing. Looking back at our first split rail fence project and a few install tips mountain bark episode 5 duration.
Installation guide to stack fence. With each fence rail laying flat on its side begin by measuring 8 12 in from both ends of rail. The snake rail fencing zigzags each section and the rail ends overlap recreating the look of early forms of fencing as seen in american historical photographs and paintings. Snake rail fence is the original split rail fence first seen in colonial times and is still in use today at historic sites like gettysburg and valley forge historic parks.
Unlike today s split rail fence which has tapered ends designed to slip into a line post historic split rail has non tapered ends designed specifically for stacking. The eleven foot long rails are the same as our regular split rail with the ends taper cut except that we also offer the rails without the taper cut ends. Mountain bark 2 383 views. Cedar snake rail fence.
The split rail fence is simple to construct which is why it was so popular with the early ranchers. Drill completely through each rail using a 3 4 drill bit. This fencing option is not tapered and comes in 11 feet rails. West virginia split rail is a us government approved vendor for wood fence products.
Here at split rail store our snake rail fence is split and not saw cut for a truly rustic look. When determining your fencing requirements you may want to set 8 2x4s on the ground butting them together not overlapping as you figure the angle of zigzag you prefer. Such fences require much more timber than other types of fences and so. Welcome to our guide on split rail fences.
Gallery featuring images of 28 split rail fence ideas for residential homes a selection of beautiful rustic fences that don t cost a fortune.
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