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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 07-18-2018 02:36 PM 546 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2003 I added on to my shop. In doing so I had to move the shop doors 3 feet towards the front of the house. That move created this problem: the shop door had to be closed to open the gate and vice versa. Kinda of a pain after a time if you are in and out of the carport doing a project. So having had enough of this I planned out two panels and a gate to replace the angled panel and single gate. I would show the before picture of the gate, but no way I am going to have picture proof of my very crappy gate from 25 years ago. Suffice to say it was a miracle it held out this long.

Gate construction is as most would expect. I reused the vinyl fence pickets from the old fence and some I still had left over from when I did the other side of the house. My stock now consists of one single piece 40 inches long. As the don’t make this type anymore I was very careful in measuring and cutting, mistakes were not an option.

Painted the entire assembly white to match our décor and them throughout the outside. The spindles I had salvaged from scrap bin at work. Cut them down to side, drilled undersized hole and used a chisel to square the holes up, a total of 18, yes it took awhile. To make sure they do not spin I drilled holes in the bottom and screwed through the gate and holes to secure them.

The hinges I went with 4, heavy duty strap kind. To make sure they stay put I used ¼ x20 bolts all the way through the gate frame and some locktite. To attach to the post I went with 2 inch lag bolts. Overkill maybe, but I do not wish to come back later and deal with sag and such.

One issue I had to work around was the holes in the vinyl pickets. Being used once they already had holes and I didn’t want to make more and have holes unused. So I measured them before making frame and fence panels to account for this.

Post are lag bolted at the top to the carport frame and concreted at the bottom. Doubtful they will move. The gate now opens and goes against the shop wall, and the shop door can be opened all the way. About 1/2 inch to spare on the gap. I previously had a 58 inch gate, now only 42 1/2 inches. So if I need bigger I have to use the 8 foot gate on the opposite side of the house. Minor issue. In theory anyway.

Even put in a cat door!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-18-2018 02:46 PM

very nice ….GREAT JOB :<))

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#2 posted 07-18-2018 03:45 PM

Nice work, beautiful white colour- it fit’s so good!

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#3 posted 07-18-2018 04:12 PM

A very nicely done and unique gate!

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#4 posted 07-18-2018 05:08 PM

Looks great buddy

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#5 posted 07-18-2018 05:16 PM

This is a very nice gate and it’s so attractive. Congratulations!

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#6 posted 07-18-2018 05:36 PM

Clean work!

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#7 posted 07-18-2018 06:48 PM

COOL NO SAG GATE!! Great work!!

BTW, I thought cats would just jump up and over it… LOL
... this is a Luxury hole for the Classy Cats! LOL

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 07-18-2018 09:11 PM



COOL NO SAG GATE!! Great work!!

BTW, I thought cats would just jump up and over it… LOL
... this is a Luxury hole for the Classy Cats! LOL

- Joe Lyddon

yeah spoiled is more like it!! Even has a cat walk above for they to snooze on and cross from shop roof to the cabinet on other side.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 07-18-2018 09:52 PM

Nice work, Gunny! That gate is really BUILT!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 07-19-2018 12:14 AM

Cool gate and great workaround…


..... but no way I am going to have picture proof of my very crappy gate from 25 years ago.
- woodbutcherbynight

Darn, you should have screamed… I could have loaned you my 25+ year old camera to take the picture.


.... Even put in a cat door!
- woodbutcherbynight

Nice sentiment… but how’d you train the cat to carry the key around… after all you don’t want strays tresspassing.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 07-19-2018 01:26 AM



.... Even put in a cat door!
- woodbutcherbynight

Nice sentiment… but how d you train the cat to carry the key around… after all you don t want strays tresspassing.

- LittleBlackDuck

ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 07-22-2018 07:19 PM

Being both a cat and dog guy I have to say, We rule the dogs and the cats rule us. Don’t ask how I know this. lol! NICE, CLEAN , PROFESSIONAL AND FINISHED!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 07-22-2018 10:31 PM



Being both a cat and dog guy I have to say, We rule the dogs and the cats rule us. Don t ask how I know this. lol! NICE, CLEAN , PROFESSIONAL AND FINISHED!

- DocSavage45

Exactly Doc, a finished project checked off my long list. Currently rehabing the kids shuttle. Going to take a bit.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 07-22-2018 11:05 PM


Currently rehabing the kids shuttle.
- woodbutcherbynight

If you wan’t to mobilise it, buy a couple of reindeers with pilot’s licenses.


..... rehabing…. Going to take a bit.

Poppycock! Rehabing will be easy, getting the reindeer will be easy… convincing the cat to share the key… is Going to take a bit!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 07-23-2018 01:12 AM

Kids probably have a blast with that kind of play house.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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