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Why are arris rails preferred for feather edge fencing

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by barnsley7, 6 May 2021.

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    I'm about to make feather edge fence panels on a slope. Not stepped, I'll be having top cut parallel to ground.

    Also using durapost which has 50mm gap for the rails. And using dewalt nailgun 50mm galvanised nails 2.8g ring shank.

    I don't know what rails to use... I thought 38mm depth rails (a normal 3x2 inch) but I've read that arris rails are preferred? -
    Is that right?

    Probably going for 125 or 150mm width feather edge boards @16mm thickness 1.8m fence with durapost gravel boards and top rail.
     
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    Arris rail does not allow rain to sit on top and rot it quickly and the shape resists warping and twisting in the weather .
     
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    thanks, that's great info.
    I might also trial the durapost capping rail but not sure if it will look ok on a slope.
     
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