What size are round fence posts?

We stock these in both 5 inch and 6 inch diameter posts in 7 ½ feet lengths but additional sizes and lengths are also available.

What is a round fence post called?

Really, the name says it all. Round rail fencing is made with, well, round wooden rails. This type of fencing is also called “post and rail”.

Are round or square fence posts better?

Secondly, while square posts have a more stable base than round posts, the latter is more resistant to animal blows. Apart from this, square posts are susceptible to water damage and rot because of its exposed corners. But you will not experience this problem with round posts that have a more contained surface.

How much does a treated fence post cost?

Typical costs: Posts of weather-resistant wood (cedar, redwood or pressure-treated pine) cost $2-$40 each depending on type of wood, length, width and quantity purchased. For example, Cobb Lumber[1] in Texas sells a 2’x6. 5′ post for $3.71 and a 7″x10′ corner post for $27.25.

How many fence posts come in a bundle?

POST SIZE POST BUNDLE SIZE POSTS per MILE SPACING POSTS
3-4 in. 8 ft. 100 20 FT
4-5 in. 8 ft. 70
5-6 in. 8 ft. 50
6-7 in. 8 ft. 35

How far apart should fence posts be?

Typically, fence posts are spaced between six and eight feet apart. The corner posts are set first. To align all of the posts in between, stretch a line from each corner post to work as your guide.

How deep should I bury my fence post?

Rule of Thumb Hole depth = put approximately 1/3 of the post in the hole. A 2m (6 foot) post should have up to 600mm (2 foot) in the ground.

Which is stronger round or square wood?

I had to do the calculations three times to convince myself that this is correct, but all things being equal, a square post is 70% stronger than a round one when subjected to bending (this is assuming that the diameter of the round post is equal to the sides of the square cross-section).

What are round posts used for?

Round posts are used with rail fences. Because the rails go through the holes in the posts, there is no need for a flat surface on the post to which you attach the rails. If you have a large property with cedar trees on it, cut your own cedar posts and save money on fencing lumber.

Should I use concrete for fence posts?

Concrete is the most secure material for setting fence posts, especially if you have sandy soil. Using premixed concrete rather than dry concrete will ensure ultimate security. While concrete is sturdy, it lacks the drainage of gravel and can trap moisture, ultimately leading to rot.

How long does pressure treated fence post last?

The normal life expectancy of a pressure treated wood post without a concrete footing can be anywhere from twenty to thirty years.

What are the best fence posts?

Depending upon where you live, some native woods make very good and long-lasting fence posts. In my area, some favorites are locust, cedar, mulberry, and Osage orange. Ask around in your own area. The locals should know which species make the best posts. If you are buying posts at a farm auction or auction house,…

What are the best wooden fence posts?

Both black locust and eastern white cedar are naturally resistant to all types of fungus. This makes them an ideal choice for posts that will be in damp ground. Cedar is also an ideal wood for fencing around your house as it is beautiful and has a long lifespan.

Should treated pine fences be stained?

If you installed a pressure-treated pine fence, you’ll need to wait until the wood is completely dry before staining or sealing it. If the wood is not dry when you stain or seal the fence, the treatment will not adhere properly to the wood. If you installed a cedar fence, you can usually stain or seal your fence right away without waiting.

Can pressure treated lumber be set in concrete?

Always use pressure-treated wood for replacement posts and set them in concrete poured over a gravel base, to keep water away from the bottom and sides of the post. The gravel will drain the water away from the bottom of the post and the concrete will buffer it from water-soaked soil.