|Project by mkrok||posted 10-27-2010 02:56 AM||1260 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
I built this over the past summer as a side project. A side project is one that keeps me closer to home than in the shop. WIth the kids home out of school for the summer, I took a look at my old fence and said, “What the hell”.
Nothin special here, mostly an exersice in straightening crooked, and cupped souther yellow pine. I bought the cheapest stuff at HD. The pickets are 1/2” x 5 (I would call #99 common). My ols gate was much too heavy so I wanted one that was a bit more lightweight. I made my own tounge and groove which was fun. I actually got it to fit right with little gaps. The rails and stiles are all half lapped reinforced with dowel pins. Stainless steel hingers. I still don’t have a good latch, maybe I’ll make one one of these days.
The finish is semi transparent Olympic Deck and Fence penetrating stain.
Did the whole project for less than $150.00 bucks. Most of that was for SS hardware and a gallaon of stain.
Thanks for looking.
-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com