We’ve seen log fencing before, different types too, and we’ve always liked them. The idea is install a post and rail log fence down the left side of the driveway. The driveway runs about 170-180 ft and we want the log fencing to run pretty much the whole length.
I’m figuring about a 8-9 foot spacing between posts so the rails will have to be about 10 ft long. I’m not really sure what a good working diameter is but I am guessing at a 3 inch diameter rail and a 4 to 5 inch diameter post.
The rails will start about 6 inches off of the ground, and 3 levels of rails, each separated by 12 inches. I am going to need at least 4 foot above ground and at least 1-1/2 feet below ground.
All total I am going to need about 20-22 posts and +60 rails. I don’t know if I’m going to do that many.
And not being one to waste, I took the remaining parts of the tree for firewood and the balsam branches and small twigs were put through the mulcher. A wonderful smell of balsam!
The results from a about two hours up in the wood lot. These posts and rails, a little bit of extra firewood and some mulch for the yard.
Next tasks include peeling the logs, cutting the posts for stakes, chemically treating them to slow down the decay process, dig some holes and get them in place. Then its to figure out the best way to attach the rails.