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Project by josh posted 05-26-2013 04:31 AM 1071 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have made this gate for/with my wife. We have some aesthetic decoration on our church stage and my wife liked how our friend incorporated twine into the design. THis creative detail sparked some interest in my wife and wanted to know if I could build a gate to replace the ragged/haggard one that filled this spot. She had in mind a gate that could have this twine design in it that would have a potting trough at the bottom of the gate to house soil for the future morning glories that would vine and tangle their ways up the twine creating a much desired effect. Well, as you can plainly see the morning glories were just planted today. So, no pretty blue blooms just yet. I only post one pic because it was all butt joints and nothing special or too specific. I made it out of pine of differing species, so it is nice and light. I just hope the HOA people don’t get into a hizzie because this gate is a one of a kind and not one that is conforming to standards. Should you also enjoy this idea, feel free to copy away.

Cheers!

Josh

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 05-26-2013 08:15 AM

That’s really cool Josh! Really cool!
Good luck with HOA

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#2 posted 05-26-2013 11:57 AM

Hopefully the morning glories do really well and you end up with a gate covered in them. You’ll need to post a July pic of the gate!!

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#3 posted 05-26-2013 12:03 PM

Really neat idea. Did you put any plastic liner in the trough to keep it from rotting out? Otherwise you may have to replace this gate every year or so.
Is it visible from the street? Might not be an issue if not, but you know that just because you mentioned the HOA… they’re gonna be all over this! :-(

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-26-2013 12:35 PM

Josh, that gate is nice and is quite an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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josh

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#5 posted 05-26-2013 07:02 PM

Thanks for the comments, yall. I wasn’t to sure if it would be a crowd pleaser but I wanted to post it to share the idea, mainly. I don’t think the HOA will be upset; they aren’t sticklers so much. I have heard HOA horror stories, though. I think itll be ok. Joe in Tennessee, we thought about lining it with plastic or even some of that garden fabric but then opted not to because my wife said it might help the roots rot if there is no drainage. Plus we live in Colorado so it’s usually dry. Really the only water that it’s gonna get is the water we feed the morning glories. Well, and the occasional summer hail that likes to wreak havoc. The wood that I used was all scrap and the bottom is actually two boards of cutoff that just happened to be 5 total inches when combined. It’s like it was meant to be. Anyway, I think through that butt joint there should be adequate draining if need be. Also, my wife painted the interior of the trough, so that should help seal it as well. Thanks for liking this project, fellow woodworkers!

Josh

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 05-26-2013 11:43 PM

Would like to see it again in a couple months when it fills in

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Skylark53

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 01:35 AM

Nice design on the planter/gate/trellis. Do add pictures as the they bloom.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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josh

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 04:25 AM

Rick and Joe, I will have to remember to do so. Morning glories are one of my many faves!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 05-30-2013 02:14 PM

Like it very much. Great use of twine which makes a beautiful design and wood scraps. Looking forward to the plants in full bloom.

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 07-05-2013 11:12 AM

Well? Is the flower gate blooming yet?

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