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Project by Belg1960 posted 07-15-2013 10:56 PM 878 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The overall dimensions are 48 wide and at the highest point 42. It was a day project just because I had to plane all the boards since this was made from all recycled material. Hope it will keep my niece’s kids in the yard.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-15-2013 11:07 PM

Very attractive gate. It came out lovely! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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TheeWoodShed

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#2 posted 07-16-2013 12:07 AM

Great job Pat!!! Looks good!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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JR_Dog

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 01:39 AM

You have a good eye – real nice looking gate – I’m sure it’ll dress up the garden nicely

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 07-16-2013 08:15 AM

Pat, the gate looks pleasing to the eye and sturdy enough to keep the kids from roaming free.

best of all its recycled material, I hope you picked it up for free?

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 07-16-2013 09:44 AM

Very cute. Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Belg1960

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#6 posted 07-16-2013 10:34 AM

Thanks guys and Sheila, or do you consider yourself just one of the guys LOL.

The material was free David and its time to start looking for more the supply is really starting to dwindle.

Next on the to do list is an easel for my son’s girlfriend. Nothing super complicated and large as it has to fit into a small apartment.

Appreciate the responses. And views.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 07-16-2013 10:48 AM

I suppose that I am considered one of the ‘guys’! ;) (And I take that as a compliment!) It is great to use wood like this that would otherwise be used as firewood or just left to rot. Great job again!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BigMig

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#8 posted 07-16-2013 01:55 PM

Nice form – and recycled. Double win.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 07-16-2013 02:30 PM

This is a real nice looking gate. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TheeWoodShed

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#10 posted 07-17-2013 12:22 AM

Pat, you’d love living near me…. there is a Recycle place near me that has literally TONS of pallet wood! They grind it up for mulch and stain it different colors, but they often let me pick out what I want/need first. Or if they get some of the larger 5/4 pallet boards, they stick those to the side for me. Allows me to do a lot of different projects.

Keep up the awesome work!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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Belg1960

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#11 posted 07-17-2013 01:39 AM

@Sheila thats exactly how I meant it!!

Mark, if I remember right you and I talked about the fluorescent lights you used in your shop from the same recyclers. The material I used was tongue and groove wall paneling. I think if I want to keep using recycled material I need to get a metal detector.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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TheeWoodShed

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#12 posted 07-19-2013 11:45 AM

Yes, you need to use that on any recycled wood. Even older trees we cut down, we’ve found nails and old fencing embedded. Sadly, one nail ruins a set of planer blades. So yes, get yourself a metal detector. It will pay for itself in no time!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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Staci

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#13 posted 07-23-2013 01:56 PM

Very nice! This would make a great headboard.

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Belg1960

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#14 posted 07-24-2013 09:24 AM

Thank you Staci appreciate it and your right a wider version could make a nice headboard.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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