Cleft Post and Rail

Cleft rails are fitted into either sawn or cleft morticed posts to produce a very long lasting, attractive and extremely durable fence. Cleft post and rail is hand made using hammers and wedges to split the timber along the grain as shown in the photo below.  Cleft post and rail is ideal as a paddock fence, boundary fence or impressive entrance fence.

Cleft Rails                 2.9m long cleft rail, ended to fit mortice

Morticed Posts          standard 2m long. Half round cleft or sawn

Cleft Post and Rail    2, 3 or 4 rails per bay, allow 2.7m per bay

Length of fence and number of rails