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Signed, sealed, and delivered. Well it didn’t have very far to go as this project is for my neighbor. The third picture is the view out of the side door of my shop/garage so I had a little extra incentive. This is my third copper patina gate and incorporates many design changes that I learned from the first two. The changes are explained the blog series that begins with a Sketchup design and continues to installation. For example, my first gate was 2” thick and the second (the gate on the right) was about 1 1/2”, or about the thickness of a regular 2×4. The 2” gate is better although, unless you rip down some 4x stock, you have to do an extra step and laminate to build up the thickness. This gate also has strips laminated to the top of the arch to add interest, dimension, and to cover up the endgrain of the top of the stiles. I used double tenons at each joint. As in the other gates, I applied a patina to the handle to match the gate. This gate also uses stays to hold the panel in place like the first gate instead of a rabbet used in the second. The old fence boards were cleaned up and passed through the planer and were then coated with the same oil stain as the gates. Overall these are not too difficult and are very enjoyable to make.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com