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A Wife's Request.... 1 Gate

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Project by woodshaver posted 11-12-2012 03:17 AM 2795 views 17 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a small deck between our shed and house and my wife wanted a nice gate between the lattice work railing. I came up with this little gate. The gate measures 54” H X 36” W X 1-1/2” D

I used all pressure treated wood on this project. I used mortise and tendon joinery and the glued i used was Gorilla Glue. Messy sticky stuff but it works great!

I had some old iron balusters hanging around the shop so I cut them to length and welded them onto a steel frame I made to fit the opening. (notice the sock on the end of my power saw? It keeps the metal filing from getting into the motor and killing it.

I also drilled 3 weeping holes through the bottom stile so any water that got in behind the molding would be able to weep out to the bottom of the door. inserted some 1/2” clear tubing in the holes also.

I used Dog eared fence boards for the bottom panel.

I tried soaking the molding so I could bend it but they were way to thick and heavy to bend so I cut them to the shape I needed on the band saw and then finished them up on the router using three different bits on the router to get the shape I wanted.

She was Happy!
Thanks for looking in on my project.
More photos here !
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCQADL8

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-12-2012 03:19 AM

Beautiful gate great job.

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#2 posted 11-12-2012 04:02 AM

wow – great looking gate!! awesome job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 11-12-2012 04:06 AM

A handsome gate if ever I saw one! You are a master gate maker.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 11-12-2012 04:08 AM

a perfect look and fit

excellent work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 11-12-2012 06:35 AM

This is a beautiful gate and neat work. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 11-12-2012 07:17 AM

This gate screams out “A woodworker lives here” :). Super job Tony!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 11-12-2012 11:42 AM

great job Tony, hope she gave you an extra drum stick for that project.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 11-12-2012 01:00 PM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments !

My wife is thrilled with her new gate! She treats me equally as well with some good cooking! :)

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 11-12-2012 03:37 PM

That is such a slamming gate.

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#10 posted 11-12-2012 04:43 PM

Great looking gate- nice work on the iron detail.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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#11 posted 11-12-2012 10:35 PM

Two gates are my next project. Mine need to be close to 8 foot, so I cannot borrow your design. I do like your work, both wood and metal. Very neat and clean lines. Nice work woodshaver!

-- DonB

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#12 posted 11-12-2012 10:45 PM

Nice job! I love the mixing of wood and metal materials.

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woodshaver

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#13 posted 11-13-2012 12:10 AM

Thank you all! Love the comments!

I should mention that when I chose the pressure treated wood at the lumber yard I picked through the piles trying to find the clearest and driest wood possible, easier said than done when it comes to Pressure Treated wood. But I was able to find just enough of what I needed to build the gate.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 11-13-2012 01:47 AM

Tony! That’s a cool gate! Looks like a really nice porch too! I like that bow jig too! That looks like a hitachi 8 1/4’’ miter saw, I heard that it’s a good saw!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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woodshaver

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#15 posted 11-13-2012 02:11 AM

Thanks AJ!
Yes that a Hitachi 8 1/4” . I have had that saw for a very long time. I bought it back in the 80’s from a place in Framingham Mass. I think it was called Woodworkers warehouse.
This saw has see a lot’s of work! And Yes, it’s a great saw! But sometimes I wish it was a 10” or 12” saw!!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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