moon gates and cover

  • Advertise with us
Project by woodism posted 1320 days ago 3209 views 12 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aloha! This project took forever to design, very hard to get all the elements to work with the home. Borrowed from Japanese , Chinese , and Hawaiian canoe influences to get something that worked Ok overall.

Clear cedar gate, mahogany gates, and water cut bronze grille. The bronze pattern was taken from a detail on a 15th century Chinese table that the client owned.

20 comments so far

View Michael J's profile

Michael J

103 posts in 1839 days

#1 posted 1320 days ago

Wow. Great job! I’m going to be in Kona in about a month. Perhaps I’ll see it in person. LOL

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

View bvdon's profile


456 posts in 1647 days

#2 posted 1320 days ago

Now that’s an entry way! What would that set me back?


View WoodSpanker's profile


519 posts in 2024 days

#3 posted 1320 days ago

That is good work! I bet that was a fine payday indeed.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 2792 days

#4 posted 1320 days ago

oh my goodness

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View rdlaurance's profile


361 posts in 1978 days

#5 posted 1320 days ago

Stunning, woodism, absolutely stunning! In all aspects.

-- Rick, south Sweden

View jcees's profile


946 posts in 2431 days

#6 posted 1320 days ago

Freakin’ gorgeousness in full, mon ami. Awesome presence. Spot on.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

View RobH's profile


465 posts in 2681 days

#7 posted 1320 days ago

That is absolutely beautiful … and massive. That project would not even have fit in my shop. Wonderful design an construction.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

View alexis221woodworks's profile


30 posts in 1323 days

#8 posted 1320 days ago

WoW!!!Thats beautiful!!!!

-- Alexis221woodworks

View 489tad's profile


2283 posts in 1643 days

#9 posted 1320 days ago

When your people do land and take us over will you at least share some wisdom? I went to your home page and was blow away by your work. Its what keeps us here at LJ going. The gate is beautiful. How long is the fence on top of the wall?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View sras's profile


3817 posts in 1761 days

#10 posted 1320 days ago

Stunning! The scale, design, materials and craftsmanship are all so impressive! Wow.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Russ's profile


356 posts in 1709 days

#11 posted 1320 days ago

Very nice work. Looks very impressive.

-- Russ

View levan's profile


405 posts in 1611 days

#12 posted 1320 days ago

That is way cool. All the details work so well together. I am curious what finish you used. It appears it even as a keyed lock. Super job!

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

View woodism's profile


46 posts in 1608 days

#13 posted 1320 days ago

@ levan,, Sikkens, Cetol 1 and 2 , it’s a pretty standard finish over here for exterior trim etc.

@ bvdon,,, ” if you have to ask”......

@ 489tad, the walls head off about 14’ either side. the proximity of the main structure was what made this a devil to scale properly.

robH You’d be surprised at what you can build if you just break designs down into the components and assemble it all outside.

Thanks for all the feedback….off to the shop!

View Andy Brownell's profile

Andy Brownell

144 posts in 1883 days

#14 posted 1320 days ago

Truly exceptional work. I love the design style.

-- Andy Brownell

View OhValleyWoodandWool's profile


969 posts in 1752 days

#15 posted 1320 days ago


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase