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hi all,

I'm ready to cut a passageway through a cedar fence that will enable me to run my trains into a secure side yard for storage and I thought perhaps some of you would share images of similar projects or provide any insight. It will be a single track and the fence in question is the usual cedar type except that it is faced with pickets on both sides. Will cuttimg the bottom horizontal support in the fence jeopardize its integrity? Should I try a hinged door or something else to keep out the skunks? Any suggestions or images would be appreciated.

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Is it a top and bottom stringer or 3 stringers?
My back fence is 3 horizontal supports (stringers). My side fences are 2.
Since your fence is faced on both sides, can you easily remove one side of the cedar pickets?
Removing or cutting the bottom stringer of a 2 stringer fence will affect the structural integrity. Period.
If you remove one side of cedar pickets and provide a header like in a doorway or window you will retain the integrity of the fence.
As for skunks, I have no experience.

PS: I have about 200 linear feet of cedar fence at my house, spaced 8 feet on center.

Rio Gracie
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