methods can be used to attach fence rails to posts?
There are a number of different
ways to join the rails to the posts. Top rails can be mitered,
butted, or notched and bolted, while bottom rails can be toe
nailed, fastened with a block or metal brace,
or inset into the post by cutting a
dado or a notch. Non-corrosive metal hardware may be used. Toe-nailing
provides the weakest connection.