A centre stump is used with close board or feather edge fences. The top of the stump has a 45 degree angle which fits below the lowest arris rail on the fence and is concreted into the ground. This gives an ideal centre for fixing a wooden gravel board and also gives the fence extra support.
A centre stump is a triangular post, 750mm long, cut to a 45 degree angle on one end for use with fences using arris rails, as pictured. View the gallery for a diagram labelling the parts of a close board fence including the centre stump.