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Project by Darrell Peart posted 729 days ago 3152 views 24 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a little playful with the new gate I made for our yard. The round glass pieces and metal cutout piece we picked up at local street fairs.
We found the blue hand shaped object (below the arch in the front) at the Pike Place Market here in Seattle. We were told it’s called a “Hamsa” and is from ancient Mediterranean cultures- it’s a symbol of protection – usually placed near a door or a window to protect the domain.
The “porthole” is for our dog “Lucy” so she can have a look out.

The hinges came from Lee Valley and I found the catch on ebay.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 729 days ago

Wow that’s really swinging :) Fantastic looking gate Darrell

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 729 days ago

A little whimsical, but very eye catching and beautifully crafted. As always, thanks for sharing and enjoy your work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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shipwright

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#3 posted 729 days ago

Very nice gate Darrell.

It reminds me of a porthole I put in our fence next to the gate several years ago. Our dog had been in the habit of sticking one eye up to a knothole in the gate so I thought she’d appreciate a real window. She ignored it completely and continued with the eyeball to the knothole…..........you got a smarter dog.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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degoose

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#4 posted 729 days ago

Flash as a rat with a gold tooth… very swish…

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 729 days ago

Sometimes you just have to have fun.

The dog looks very good as well

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Moron

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#6 posted 729 days ago

2nd Jamie Spears

Ya gotta hav fun, and I personally love your gate. Thinking out of the box …..is often a total disaster : )) but certainly not in this example

well done

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Dale

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#7 posted 729 days ago

I really like it, thanks for posting.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Arlin Eastman

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#8 posted 729 days ago

Darrell

Awesome and well made gate. Where you have the dog port, you should put “Mail Slot” on the outside so your dog can have some fun. :)

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Darrell Peart

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#9 posted 729 days ago

Thanks everyone – yes – I was having a bit of fun with this one.
Shipright – our old gate had a peice of glass that our dog would use to look out – we did not have to train her to use the porthole.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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iamcliff

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#10 posted 729 days ago

Now that’s a gate. Stinkin’ awesome.

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redryder

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#11 posted 728 days ago

This piece does not look like your normal craft. Thanks for stepping out…............

-- mike...............

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hunter71

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#12 posted 728 days ago

Pretty fancy.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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jcees

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#13 posted 728 days ago

Schweeeeeet! Very cool indeed. Gives me some more ideas for embellishing my own gate.

always,
J.C.

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

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snowgoer

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#14 posted 728 days ago

Thanks for posting that “Heavy duty beauty”

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moonls

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#15 posted 728 days ago

A nice design and decor and built to last a long time!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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