Rail fences (Innbundet)



Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass og Magnus Lindahl

Norwegian title: Skigard
Author: og
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2016
Pages: 144
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202502027
Overview Skigard

Split rail fences are a popular tradition in both town and country. At last a well-known builder of rail fences reveals some of his trade secrets.

In text and pictures, he takes us through the whole process: cutting suitable fence-posts and rails; splitting the rails; setting up the posts; and tying the rails in. However, that is not the end of the job.

Read on to learn how to maintain the fence so that it lasts, if not for ever, at least much longer than an ordinary fence. Skigard is not just the practical handbook of a traditional craft. It is also tells the history of how split rail fences evolved to their present forms, and illustrates this exciting story with both new and old photographs.

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Author Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass

Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass' home is in Bromma, Norway. In summer he works maintaining rail fences, and in winter he works with The Norwegian Ski Association as technical adviser for the National Women's Team.

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