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Project by daipad posted 378 days ago 746 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These gates have ruled my life for the last couple of weeks,had to be done though as you can see from before shots.
All joints mortce and tenon 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres wide for each gate using pressure treated timber with at least 5 coats eventually .
Only thing missing are the two top hinges which will be retro fitted >





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 378 days ago

very nice gates,what a huge difference.

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#2 posted 378 days ago

Excellent upgrade! Those bad boys must have been massively heavy to hang!

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 377 days ago

The before and after really tells a story. Nice job!!

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Buckethead

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#4 posted 377 days ago

Lovely…and hefty! I’m guessing you had help for the installation?

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 377 days ago

Wow, very big, very solid, huge gates…a lot of work making those, great job.

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kizerpea

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#6 posted 377 days ago

looks great!

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AaronK

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#7 posted 377 days ago

very impressive!

how did you finish them? do you have an idea of how dry the lumber was beforehand? Some PT stuff can be really wet, and I’m wondering how to finish it.

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daipad

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#8 posted 376 days ago

THANKS for the comments yes very heavy and help certainly was required to hang .
Testing the wood beforehand it came out as 14% which I thought was okay for pressure treated . The finnish was an off the shelf brand in the uk ronseal wood stain with a 5year claim using 3 coats currently its had 5 coats so time will tell lol,

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 376 days ago

This pair of gates is very attractive and seem to be very sturdy as well.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 375 days ago

Beautiful and solid looking gates! Great design and choice of hardware. I’m sure they will last longer that the old one. Great job!

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