Redwood Gate

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Project by Napaman posted 04-27-2007 06:36 AM 3640 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Though not too fancy this was an important project in my development and experience with my tools. I am proud that I finished this from start to finish in one day as opposed to my other projects that I have started and piddled with leaving weeks in between. Also this was the most I had used my chop saw and got quite comfortable with it. The best part is at the end of the day—-the guys who helped me hang it—contractors building the neighbors new gate both said—”Hey—-this is excellent!” I had NO misscuts or extra wood…little victories for a NEW-bie…but they are mine.

I still need to go back in and put on latch that will work better with the metal pole on the right. I have a temporary one on now. But overall this is a hug improvement to the previous chain-link fence and gate we had before.

Learning…and 30 days until this history teacher is on SUMMER BREAK!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 12:13 PM

and the countdown begins :)

this is wonderful project. It is very inviting and pleasing to the eye. And the “this is excellent” critique.. Bravo!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 01:43 PM

Mission accomplished, very nice.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 02:25 PM

Each time you walk through that gate you can take pride in a job well done. Very nice..

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 03:46 PM

Nicely Done. I need to build a gate too. Good job bracing the back with the “z.”

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#5 posted 04-27-2007 03:52 PM


Nice addition to the manor.

Isn’t it great when you use a tool for an extended period of time and really get a feel for it?

-- John

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 04-27-2007 05:41 PM

Nice work, My favorite woodworking is building outdoor stuff for my yard. Sitting in a chair you’ve made, in a landscape you’ve created, watching the birds nest in houses you’ve built…..and so forth…speaking of which I need to post my arbor and gate…:)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#7 posted 04-27-2007 07:52 PM

Looks great. I wish I could get redwood around these parts.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 04-27-2007 09:24 PM

Congradulations on a job well done.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 05-01-2007 07:13 PM

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