Alright you handy guy's & gal's I need your input!
I have a SEMI-LOAD of cypress logs that are 20' long & 4-6" diameter. And I'm wanting a log fence...need design ideas...I'm very much a DIY gal & know about what I want but would LOVE to see pictures ...if any one could around some up. I'm a see & do gals too, not good with direction at all.
I do want to keep the logs whole, so that means using some kinda of stripping instead of screw/nails, they wouldn't be long enough or too costly. Also planning on building a shade house with just the logs for top & sides. I guess you'd call it abor, huh!!
They were once widely used for livestock - the 'snaking' pattern confused a horse's visual perception and made them much less likely to ever jump the fence. Now you can see them in various historical sites.
I've never made one, but I believe that, correctly done, they actually have NO fasteners at all (I could be wrong) and rely instead on correct stacking, reinforcement & placing of the logs.
Of course, they also require more logs per length of fence than the more 'modern' fence styles...but they look so pretty...:-)
Well, there's also another kind of older-style rail fence. I don't see a picture of one right now, but it's where you have basically 2 posts (or 2 halves) per spot. The fence rails basically sit suspended between them - either nails in the posts or strapping between them, I guess. I've even seen them where they have the 2 post 'halves' and then more wooden spacers held between them that in turn hold up the fence rails.
I'll see if I can find a good picture for you, too.