Gates and garage doors

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Project by mailee posted 08-24-2011 11:04 PM 1631 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got back to take some shots of these that I made about a month ago. The garage doors were made in Redwood and consist of diagonal bracing to the rear and are inset with VT&G boards. They are hinged on six stainless bearing hinges. The customer also asked me to make the pair of gates in the photos. These are made with M&T and all of the joints were draw bored with hardwood dowels because of the lack of any diagonal bracing. Again these are made in Redwood and took me two days to complete. The garage doors took me four days to complete. They also got me another job from the customer too. :-)


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#1 posted 08-24-2011 11:06 PM

Very nice workmanship! I especially like the dowels to add the needed strength.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 02:44 AM

Very classy doors.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 04:28 AM

I can see why you got another job from the customer, they look great!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 11:58 PM

where did you get the hinges on the gate from?
I’m doing four doors for a shed and all the hinges I find on line are pricy. Big box have 8 dollar hinges that kind of give the barn door look. I need 12 all together and so I can’t be spending 50 dollars a pair.

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#5 posted 08-27-2011 08:42 AM

I bought the hinges from a company called Screwfix. These cost £8 per pair over here. HTH.


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