Post & rail 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.

Post & Board Style

The post & board design is very similar to the post & rail, except the rails are boards that are attached to the sides of a square post, instead of mortised into the post. Post & board fencing is practical as well as an attractive variation. Closely spaced boards or the board-on-board design can keep small children and pets from getting through the fence. It is also a very popular for livestock and farming. The size of the boards and posts will depend on the fence use and design. Like post & rail fencing, this design will require less lumber than other fencing, and it adapts well to rolling terrain.

Round Style

Round post & rail fencing is a different approach to the classic post & rail style. This simple, natural design works well with most homes and commercial properties and as a background for landscaping. This strong and durable fencing system has precision inter-locking dowel construction. This provides a tight fit and easy construction with no hardware required. Some functional uses for round post & rail fencing are livestock containment and/or nursery stock.

Square Style

Another version of post & rail fencing features cleanly cut posts and rails, with rails attached being either squared, or turned for a diamond-shaped appearance. Painting this style can add a touch of simple elegance to the fence.

Split Rail Style

These simple rustic systems employ horizontal rails and posts, which are predrilled for lines, ends and corners. This timeless classic can be combined with mesh wire to provide an economical barrier. This open design gives you an unobstructed view through the fence.

West Virginia Split Rail
Western Red Cedar Split Rail

Guard Post & Rail Style

The guard post & rail fencing style creates a structure that's uniform and consistent in configuration and quality. It provides an efficient, yet attractive barrier that gives protection to meet any applicable specification, including those for highway safety and parking perimeters. The guard post & rail is designed for easy construction, maintenance, and replacement. Quality pressure treatment protects the wood for long life and service.

Post & Board
Many post & board fence designs feature decorative variations and embellishments that enhance their functional use while accenting their surroundings. The overall appearance of your fence will depend not only on its specific design, but on the materials chosen, the height, spacing and other dimensions you specify. These details and any other surrounding property characteristics, must work together to ensure a functional and attractive fencing system.

Rail Thickness:

1 1/16"

Rail Length:

12', 14', 16'

Rail Surface:

Rough, Smooth



2 Rail Lawn   Cross Buck
3 Rail Ranch   4 Rail Ranch

Post & Rail - Round
The round post & rail fencing system is available in 2-, 3-, and 4-rail versions. It looks attractive from both sides and is ready to install without nailing or sawing. Pre-drilled posts make it easier to turn corners and position on almost any grade. Full-length pressure treatment helps ensure a long, useful life.
Rail Length:

8', 10'

Post Diameter:

2 Rail4" to 4 3/4"
3 Rail, 4 Rail line4 " to 5"
end/corner5" to 6"

Post Drilling:

2 rail   3 rail   4 rail

Post Height:

2 rail   3 rail   4 rail

Post Height:
2 Rail 4' above ground 2 "
3 Rail 7'   4 "
4 Rail 8'   5'

Untreated, Pressure Treated


2 Rail
3 Rail
4 Rail

Post & Rail - Square
Create the open, elegant look of sophisticated rural life. You can top the posts to add a more formal appearance, or paint to match your fence to local traditions. The solid construction of this system is unmatched by other materials. When combined with a mesh fence, this square post & rail design lets you create a positive containment system, if desired.
Post Diameter:

actual 3 " x 3 ", nominal 4" x 4"
actual 4 " x 4 ", nominal 5" x 5"

Post Drilling:

2 rail   3 rail

Post Height:

6' Flattop
8' Flattop
7' Gothic/French Gothic
9' Gothic/French Gothic

Post Topping:

Gothic, French Gothic or Flat with Post Cap

Rail Length:

8', 10'


Diamond with mesh

Split Rail - West Virginia
West Virginia split rail enhances any property with a warm, natural border. It can be given any finish, from a redwood stain to a whitewash - or it can be left unfinished to weather to a natural gray. It's ideal for marking a property line or drive, or defining an open area without the feeling of confinement. This fence has an easy rhythm that follows the land's natural contours. Its rustic appearance, reminiscent of an earlier time, adds character and warmth to your landscape. You can also attach mesh wire on the inside of this timeless classic to create an economical barrier.
Rail Sizes:
  Standard Diamond Jumbo
Girth 13 " 4" x 4" 15"
Rail Length:


Rail Style:

Triangular, Diamond

Rail Species:

Poplar, Treated Poplar, Hemlock, Mixed Hardwoods

Post Drilling:

2 Rail, 3 Rail, 4 Rail

Post Height:

6', 7', 8'

Line Post Width:

6 frac12;"

Line Post Thickness:

2 "

Corner/End Post:

5" x 5"

Post Species:

Locust, Poplar, Treated Poplar


CCA pressure treat to refusal

2 Rail   3 Rail
4 Rail   Gates

Split Rail - Western Red Cedar
This easy-to-build fence will give your yard an authentic old-fashioned appearance. The rustic styling lends formal appeal with its simple uniform lines. It's ideal for marking a property line or drive, or defining an open area without the feeling of confinement. You can combine this timeless classic with mesh wire attached on the inside to provide an economical barrier.
Post Girth:

Standard 18"
Pony 16"


2 Rail Lines, Ends, Corners
3 Rail Lines, Ends, Corners

Post Height:

2 Rail 5'4"
3 Rail 6'6"

Rail Girth:

Jumbo 14"
Standard 12"
Pony 10"


Western Red Cedar


2 Rail
3 Rail

Guard Post & Rail
These attractive barriers were developed to increase highway safety. Designed for easy erection, maintenance and replacement, they offer efficient protection for roads, highways and parking perimeters. Quality pressure treatment helps ensure long life and service.
Post Dimension:

4" x 4", 6" x 8", 8" x 8", 10" x 10", 12"x 12"
4" x 6", 6" x 8", 8" x 10", 10" x 12", 8" x 12"

Post Tops:

Square   Slope   Chamfered

Round Post:

6" diameter, 8" diameter, 10" diameter, 12" diameter


#1 Dense, #1, #2

Rail Dimensions:

3" x 6", 4" x 6", 6" x 6"
3" x 8", 4" x 8", 6" x 8"
3" x 10", 4" x 10", 6" x 10"
3" x 12", 4" x 12", 6" x 12"

Rail Joints:

Square   Shiplap   Bevel Lap


CCA Retention - .25, .40, .60, 1.00, 2.5 lbs./cf


Southern Yellow Pine, White Pine, Red Pine, Red Cedar


Notch Gain

Wood Fence Systems