|Project by Douglas||posted 11-26-2012 09:34 PM||5750 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
Some projects, you decide when to start them. Some decide for you. A few months ago, the old side gate (last photo) fell down. It was time for a new one.
I didn’t want to use pressure treated, or vinyl, so I went with cedar. I also didn’t want to coat it, or stain it, or water seal it and have to re-apply some coating or treatment every few years. So, I went with cedar.
Ripping up the old rotted posts and getting the old footings out of the ground was the most work. After that, this was a blast. Most of the joinery was just outdoor 16 gauge nails and deck screws. The design was fun, and it went together in a few hours. Copper triangle caps were the final touch.
It looks a LOT better, and I hope it will last for many years.
-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com