|Project by Proclamator||posted 09-30-2007 03:57 PM||6561 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
My wife raises AKC Toy Pomeranians and likes to keep them in certain areas of the house.
She came to me with that one question that manipulates woodworkers, “Can you build me a gate, or should I buy one?” What could I do but accept the challenge.
The gate is made out of Old, straight grained, clear, Douglas Fir.
We had to remove the old wooden bleachers from a high school gym to make room for new metal ones.
The wood we removed was 50 year old straight, clear, Douglas Fir that was a full 4/4, and some 5/4. There were boards from 8’ to 16’ long, and up to 12” wide. I was able to get about 300 BF before it was hauled away to the landfill.
The gate is finished clear. The curved top rail is laminated from thin strips and the rest of the gate is milled to the sizes I needed.
I have other projects made out of this same wood that I will post as I get the opportunity.
-- Dave Idaho