Yard Gate

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Project by Darrell Peart posted 08-23-2012 10:37 PM 3837 views 25 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 - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#1 posted 08-23-2012 10:47 PM

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

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#2 posted 08-23-2012 10:56 PM

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

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#3 posted 08-23-2012 11:26 PM

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… got a smarter dog.

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#4 posted 08-23-2012 11:38 PM

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

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#5 posted 08-23-2012 11:50 PM

Sometimes you just have to have fun.

The dog looks very good as well


-- 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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#6 posted 08-24-2012 12:04 AM

2nd Jamie Spears

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

well done

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

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#7 posted 08-24-2012 12:14 AM

I really like it, thanks for posting.

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

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#8 posted 08-24-2012 12:39 AM


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. :)


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#9 posted 08-24-2012 12:39 AM

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 - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#10 posted 08-24-2012 01:06 AM

Now that’s a gate. Stinkin’ awesome.

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#11 posted 08-24-2012 04:35 AM

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

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#12 posted 08-24-2012 10:50 AM

Pretty fancy.

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#13 posted 08-24-2012 11:53 AM

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


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#14 posted 08-24-2012 05:09 PM

Thanks for posting that “Heavy duty beauty”

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#15 posted 08-24-2012 06:55 PM

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

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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