|Project by Ray||posted 01-09-2010 07:31 AM||2996 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Not a great picture, but this is a driveway gate, pedestrian gate, and garbage can enclosure. The frame is 2×2 powder coated steel, the wood is a mix of old growth redwood from the Russian River area (main gate) and new stuff from Friedmans (after I decided to expand the scope of the project). It may be hard to see, but the newer wood ended up a bit lighter is color. I used a Penofins finish on the wood. Bronze is used as the “wave” above the wood (a design I came up with as I love mixing materials different materials and the wave reminds me of my Southern California roots as well as sinc function from my EE signal processing days). That was fun fabricating the wave with the metal worker who also did the frame (he came up with some great ideas for attaching the wave to the frame). Not terribly sophisticated but was my first experience with a planer to get the desired plank depth, and figuring out how to get create the curve (linear approximation on the large gate, but used a jigsaw for each piece on the tighter radius pedestrian gate).