Garden Gate

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Project by Sawdust posted 02-10-2010 09:10 PM 1859 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this gate project and now waiting on the weather to improve so I can install it at a new garden entrance at home. The frame is 2X cedar, joined with pegged mortise & tenons. I made the inset panel from several cypress 3/4” boards. The cutout is trimmed with cedar. Finish is marine varnish over an oil base cedar stain.

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#1 posted 02-10-2010 09:43 PM

Very spiffy!

Did you ship-lap or tongue-n-groove the inner panels? How much movement did you decide to allow for in the side dados?

I ask because one I did surprised me with the amount of shrinkage that I got. I plan on a moisture meter to deal better in the future with shrinkage.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#2 posted 02-10-2010 09:44 PM

The gate looks great. It looks better than the doors I have in my house…:-) Very nice job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 09:45 PM

Good lookin gate. Interesting design
My dad used to say:
“Don’t make love by the garden gate
cause love is bline but the neighbors ain’t”

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 10:31 PM

Very cool gate aka as spiffy LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 11:43 PM

The window detail looks slick.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 12:08 AM


The inner panels are T&G. I allowed about 1/4” in the dados on each side for expansion.

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 01:04 AM

great looking garden gate… hope the install goes well for you…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 02-11-2010 01:18 AM

Nice look gate.

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#9 posted 02-11-2010 10:30 PM

looks great from here


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