Abstract: A barrier, such as fence panel, is formed from a plurality of channel-shaped rails and plurality of upright members. Each upright member traverses the rail channels of the rails forming the barrier and is mechanically connected to the rail, such that the upright member is selectively tiltable with respect to the rail within an angular adjustment range. The mechanical connection between rail and upright member may be formed by a weld, such as a resistance weld, by a permanent adhesive, or with a fastener such as bolt or screw. A tab that extends from the rail web may be used to connect a rail to an upright member. The tab may depend from a bracket installed within the rail channel, or may be cut out and bent into the channel from the web. The tab is rotatable about an axis situated at or adjacent the web.
Abstract: A barrier is formed from a plurality of posts and a plurality of rails. Each post has an I-shaped cross section, with a pair of double-walled flanges separated by a single-walled web. Each rail is a channel-shaped member having an intermediate portion and opposed end portions. Each end portion has a rounded convex edge. The intermediate portion includes a flat section to which pickets or a fencing fabric may be attached. Each end portion also includes a flat section, which is recessed relative to the flat section of the intermediate portion. A rail is connected to a post by inserting the rail's end portion into the channel-shaped region of the post. The flat section of the rail's end portion engages the planar inner side of one of the post's flanges. Fasteners are inserted into aligned openings in the flange and the flat section to connect the rail to the post. When assembled, the post flanges and the flat section of the intermediate portion of the rail are coplanar.