A Cedar Mills’ ranch-rail fence is a western style fence that is very similar to a split-rail fence. Ranch-rail fencing is primarily a decorative fencing system to identify property borders. The ranch-rail is constructed like a split-rail fence but it does not rely on split wood being inserted into post mortises. It is a similar structure but finished wood planks are used instead of split rails.

Ranch-rail fencing consists of a post set into the ground as the foundation of the fence. Wood planks, usually three, are attached to the posts with aluminum nails. The aluminum nails help prevent rusting and wood decay. This type of fence associated with the ranches and farms in the Western United States. It is utilized in many suburbs as a decorative fence style to enhance landscaping options and to clearly define yard borders.

Contact the Cedar Mill for more information about ranch rail fence options.