|Project by Bob Babcock||posted 04-27-2007 06:19 PM||11401 views||12 times favorited||23 comments|
I built these gates and arbor 8 years ago with my daughter as part of a larger project to build a water garden she designed (she was 13 at the time, precocious little bugger). It’s amazing how well they have held up…they are just plain white pine.
Strangely enough the folks at Sunset books have just recently asked if they can include it in a new DIY book coming out this summer….not too shabby for my 1st serious project. That and all the response and comments I’ve gotten (both here and elsewhere) on my Lyptus gates that I built for my brother have made me decide to start a business doing site furnishings, decks, fences, gates,pergolas…etc…
These are my favorite kind of woodworking projects so even if it never makes a lot of money it will still be fun.
-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org