The split rail post & rail fence has been a popular fence style since the early settlers came to America. Made using black locust posts with various hardwoods for the rails, the split rail fence is one of the most cost effective styles for fencing in horses, livestock, children, defining boundaries or decorating your property. It is also easy to install. The posts are typically set 24″ to 30″ in the ground with or without concrete. The rails simply interlock into the posts requiring no brackets, nails or screws. Black locust is the hardest wood available and will outlast any other wood on the market, making this fence a perfect addition to your property.