Copper Patina Garden Gate

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Project by newTim posted 06-25-2009 05:24 AM 4452 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The garden gate is installed and the old fence boards recycled. I ran the old fence through the planer and applied a coat of penetrating oil. I also applied a patina to the handle. I used a patina kit from Osh (see blog) and wasn’t satisfied with the finish so I sprayed on a couple of chemicals and let it cure a bit. Whala… I think I got a pretty good match. The handle also works great, although it took some fiddling to get it right. I’ve got one more blog entry to make but you can view the series here I hope David Marks would approve.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 06-25-2009 05:48 AM

Very nice looking piece. I like the different look. You did a great job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 06-25-2009 05:56 AM

This looks outstanding!! I know David Marks would be proud and very flattered that you did a fantastic job on this . Also thanks for the how too info on your blog.

Great job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 06-25-2009 06:04 AM

Beautifully done! What type of wood is this? It looks like redwood.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 06-25-2009 06:13 AM

The gate frame is Bee grade redwood. The final width is 2”. I laminated 1”x stock to 2”x stock and planed them down (the wood is already planed to about 3/4” and 1 1/2” respectively). The final dimensions at 35”x72”x2”. The outer arch is 27 1/2” radius and the inner arch is 25” radius. The panel is held in place with 3/4” stays.

Thanks for all the kind comments.

-- tim hill

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#5 posted 06-25-2009 06:17 AM

You did a great job on the gate. Both, the wood work and metal work go well together. Congrats!!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 06-25-2009 07:00 AM

Beautiful gate!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 06-25-2009 07:16 AM

Outstanding job

-- Vince

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#8 posted 06-25-2009 02:34 PM

I seen the show David Marks did on this particular type of garden gate and know just how much work is involved…...and yes Tim…..I think he would be very pleased with your fine effort…..well done.

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#9 posted 06-25-2009 03:40 PM

That’s really nice.

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

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#10 posted 06-25-2009 04:57 PM

A special technique well done

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 11-06-2010 08:10 PM

That’s an amazing effect


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 04-19-2011 01:53 PM

SO INCREDIBLE! and to think this luxurious look was achieved by a DIY is awesome

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