Bis Gate

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Project by Jay posted 01-07-2010 05:18 AM 1944 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one huge gate my dad and i built for the owner of Haggar slacks company. The properity is located on Possum Kingdom Lake. The gate is solid oak and rout iron

-- Jay, somewhere in Texas

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 06:51 AM

Everything’s bigger in Texas! Nice gate!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 07:40 AM

Now that’s a Gate! I like to make gates & garden arbors, trellises, outdoor furniture ect. At a home remodel Job the owners wanted a similar sized gate with Bluestone pillars to mount the gates to. The gates were fabricated nicely from steel & had automatic openers as well but after they were installed we found that the pillars were not on a strong enough foundation so the gates would bounce as we watched the pillars move back & forth. We upgraded the footings but still had some movement, the gates were heavy & pulled the pillars out of plumb. The gates had an electromagnetic latch with 1200lbs of power to hold them firm when closed. I didn’t see why that was necessary as the closers seemed to do that anyway but the owners wanted it that way. Nice work Jay!

-- $tudie

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 01:05 PM

When St. Peter needs a gate in Heaven, I am sure he will give you a shout. Hopefully, He can have you build it on terra firma, and move it with His Angels ! I know the Almighty would smile on you both.
Seriously, you guys did a beautiful job. I’m new to wood working, but being a former tool & die maker, plumb and square is the rule for so many disciplines. How did you treat the wood for the weather?


-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 04:22 PM

Fantastic gate! Anymore pics? Can you include a few of that beautiful building in the background as well! Your gate design is a perfect fit with the building.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 05:45 PM

super job a great gate

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 12:49 AM

great gate thankĀ“s for sharing


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#7 posted 01-10-2010 06:34 AM

Howdy Jay. Looks great. I guess you can call yourself a real slacker now. Hehe…


-- Jim

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 07:25 PM

Sadly these are the only pics i have of this gate. i could get more but that would require me to find this place again and being it is in gated ranch community i cant get in with out a work order :(
and the beautiful building in the background is the main house last i heard it was at the 3million $ mark and still not finished

-- Jay, somewhere in Texas

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