Split log Post and Rail Fence

March 10, 2015

One of the very first things we did when we moved to Pemberton was work on starting a veg garden. The front of our house was the perfect spot as being in a cool climate region, it faced north, had a tap nearby and was the first thing you saw when driving in.

Kitchen Garden View to North

Once the location was decided on and the concrete like dirt dealt with, we were very lucky to find a man in Manjimup with the age-old bush craft skill of building a split-log-post-and-rail fence.

Split log post and rail veg fence

Split log post and rail fences were built entirely without the use of mechanized tools. Jarrah is split using an ancient type of axe to make the rails and posts are fitted with a steel girder at the top to prevent splitting as a result of weather exposure. The southern side of our kitchen garden fence was also built in a solid-style which was originally designed to prevent pigs from escaping. Our purposes were more of the privacy kind and to add extra aesthetic value.


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