I'm wondering if there's a specific name for a type of wooden fence
design I noticed (for what I think might be my first time) over the weekend.
While driving on a highway in western Massachusetts I saw a wooden
"sound barrier" fence running alongside the road for about a mile. I
cought glimpses of the peaks of house roofs a short distance behind it.
The fence was built onto round wooden posts about nine feet high set in
the ground spaced at about 15 feet spacing.
The ends of horizontal boards were attached to the posts, close spaced
so they formed solid panels. At a glance they looked like they might be
16 feet long 2x8s.
What struck me as unusual was that one end of each board was attached to
the nearside of a post and the other end of that board was attached to
the far side of the adjacent post. This placement was repeated along the
entire length of the fence. So, each "panel" was slightly skewed with
respect to the fence line, by the thickness of one post.
It struck me as an eminently practical way to secure the ends of the
fence boards, even though it looked a little "different".
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