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Project by daipad posted 07-13-2013 03:40 PM 914 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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#1 posted 07-13-2013 03:44 PM

very nice gates,what a huge difference.

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 04:32 PM

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

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 09:51 PM

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

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 10:36 PM

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

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#5 posted 07-14-2013 12:42 AM

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

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#6 posted 07-14-2013 11:39 AM

looks great!


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#7 posted 07-14-2013 01:46 PM

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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#8 posted 07-14-2013 05:32 PM

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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#9 posted 07-14-2013 05:43 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 07-16-2013 04:31 PM

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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