Rail fences are made with one, two or three horizontal rails and are supported by posts at intervals around the structure. Not only does this mean you can see through the fence, but it also keeps your garden and any livestock hemmed in safely. There are several rail fence ideas available. Choose the rail fence ideas and you can define your property or just add a dramatic touch and add value to the homestead. For instance, mortises joint rail fences. Mortises joint rail fences are even cleaner looking than their butt joint counterparts and are also more structurally sound. They feature posts that have mortises, cut into their sides. This allows rails, or in some instances tenons (sections protruding out the ends of rails), to fit easily into the posts, without requiring any nailing or screwing. All of the weight is put on the posts.