Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Snake Rail Fence

Snake Rail Fence

Sometimes called "worm rail" or "stacked rail" fencing, this style eliminated the need for driving posts into the ground. In the days before pressure treated lumber, moist earth could rot fence posts very quickly. Snake rail fences were very strong and easily repaired. They were very common in early America.

I used the same building materials as I used on the three rail fence. The snake rail fence does not reach the same height, although it does take more wood to build. I used 1" sections at each end to keep the rails spaced and indicate the next section of fence.

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