Garden Gate

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Project by HenryH posted 06-30-2009 08:13 PM 2036 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gate I constructed from Pressure treated pine.
I like that the gate frames the garden before you enter.
It took four tries to make the arch.
The heavy duty hinges aren’t too attractive but were necassary to support the very heavy gate.
It is plumb and square. The camera creates some distortion.

-- HenryH - PA

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#1 posted 06-30-2009 08:14 PM

hey Henry
Cool gate well done

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-30-2009 08:53 PM

I think you did a fantastic job!!! Just beautiful and a lovely addition to a yard

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 06-30-2009 10:35 PM

I like it!

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

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#4 posted 06-30-2009 10:37 PM

Great looking job Henry did you use a bandsaw or router for the arch? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 06-30-2009 11:52 PM

Perfect timing! I’ve been trying to sell my sweety on the notion that our back gates need to be higher (we’ve been seeing more deer in the neighborhood recently), and she said “only if it’s got some sort of circular cutout so it’s more inviting”. Bingo: I have an example to show her!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 07:44 AM

looks really good. How did you do the arch? Cut segments?

-- 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 07-01-2009 11:35 AM

I like your planning to make the circle as a picture frame of the hose behind the trees. I’m sure it is not by chance

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#8 posted 07-01-2009 02:50 PM

The arch is made from five section of 4×6 lumber. I used two splices with titebond to connect each section. It didn’t hold. I atcually regluded and added bigger splices up to four times for some sections. It just wasn’t strong enough. I eventually used liquidnails construction adhesive on a couple. I also think the wood was still too wet for the wood glue. Lessons learned and no one has to know.
I also made a simple elliptical jig to draw the oval and cut it on a bandsaw.

-- HenryH - PA

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#9 posted 07-01-2009 03:07 PM

beautifull gate !
we live and learn from our trials .
everytime i do gate/fence work ,
i am saddened that the hardware folks are stiil in the last century with their junk ,
as if there was only one way to make and use a gate !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 07-03-2009 03:42 AM

I am in need of a gate for the side of my house and you just helped me decide how it should look. Copying is a form of flattery, I hope you don’t mind me copying you. Just one thing I must make different, the diagonal brace to help the gate stay square, I think I will rotate it. one end at the lower hinge and the other end by the latch. If I was to use tensioned wire, it would be just like you have there.

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#11 posted 07-04-2009 05:58 AM

Hobbitses love the rounded doorses.

Cool design.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 07:29 AM

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