Craftsman style side fence & gate

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Project by Douglas posted 11-26-2012 09:34 PM 9131 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 -

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 10:11 PM

By the looks of it, it can serve you for a long time.

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 11:35 AM

looks a lot better than it did got some class now ,love the gate great job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 02:41 PM

Nice work, looks great!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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