Cedar Gate & Fence

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Project by Sawstop posted 01-11-2010 09:33 AM 5894 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cedar Gate & Fence

This project is not completely finished but this gate & panels of the first stage are almost done so it might fit this category.

The Gate & panels are 8’ high & are more than 1 7/8” thick red cedar.
There will be keyed locks so we can gain access from both sides.

Because of the height I made a small peep door in the same style as the gate with a homemade teak spring loaded latch.
The small peeping door is camouflaged from the road side by a large plasma cut tree.

I included some sketchUp drawings to show the finished project.

-- One can never have enough tools, jigs, time or room.

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 10:24 AM

A really good job, looks very good! And the wood looks also wonderful.

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 03:32 PM

Very creative and well executed. I especially like the design for the drive gates. I am starting a similar project, and you’ve given me some good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 03:39 PM

That,s a great looking gate !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 03:41 PM

That is SUWEET!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 05:55 PM

Wonderful job it looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-11-2010 06:42 PM

Handsome gate, great design and workmanship. Re the keyed locks, how much shrinkage/expansion did you plan for?

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 02:14 AM

Nice gate and fence.

Did you apply any type of finish, stain, or preservative to the wood?

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#8 posted 01-13-2010 03:05 AM

Thanks buckeyedudes

I used Sikkens for the final coat.
The only problem with a product like Sikkens is it does have a film built coating that is harder to renew when it starts to chip unlike oil.

-- One can never have enough tools, jigs, time or room.

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#9 posted 01-13-2010 04:27 AM

I like it.

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