|Project by David Drummond||posted 09-02-2012 02:43 AM||1435 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Here is my most recent project. It is a solid cypress gate made out of 8/4 cypress and 3/4 tongue and groove cypress for the panel finished with a solid stain. We modified the original design to incorporate the previous gate’s materials which are the cedar caps for the door and jamb which are finished with a Spar Urethane. The cedar was from a tree that fell down on the customer’s sisters property whom also built the previous gate but is no longer able. The hinge is a continuous 1/4” piece of steel that is dadoed into the door and the hinges are welded to the continous piece. Stainless screws attach the door to the hinge while 5.5” timberlok fasteners attach the hinge to the jamb. I cut down stair balusters for the window. Turned out to be a fun project that took a lot less time than I thought it would. The door took about a day to build, the jamb took 4-5 hours and everything total took about 3 full days. Let me know what you think… Thanks!
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