|Project by Jim1368||posted 04-16-2015 01:01 AM||1581 views||13 times favorited||12 comments|
The design was found in an older magazine, it was either House and Garden or Good Housekeeping. I held on to the picture for years before I had a place to construct it and enough knowledge to attempt it. Each base is concrete blocks faced with artificial stone. The concrete cap was available at the local distributor of the artificial stone. On top of the base is a structure of 4×6’s. Top of the gate and the arches are bent laminations. I believe each layer of the lamination was 3/32” thick. Composed of cedar, I soaked the strips for a couple of hours in a tub constructed of visqueen and 2×4’s. Then bent them around a pre-made form of MDF. I used a common brand of polyurethane glue to glue each strip since it works well with a water catalyst.
-- Jim, Vancouver