Welch sheperds Gates

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Project by Roz posted 08-24-2013 08:03 PM 1390 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago when it finally sunk in that I was going to build a picket fence, I knew I wanted to have a gate like the ones I remembers from our time living in beautiful Wales and England.

Sooooo seven years after building the majority of the fence I got the gates up. On a return visit a few years ago a very dear friend took me to a hardware store “Iron Monger” where I got the hardware for the gates. When I got the really heavy hardware home in my suitcase I discovered I had a problem. No lumber in the US was the right thickness for the hardware. It took a while but I figured out how to build the gates to fit.

My gates were built from a 2x core and covered with 1x material on both sides. I assembled it with Polyurethane glue and 8 penny nails.
Finished off with solid white exterior stain.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 08-24-2013 08:14 PM

you have been busy, very nice detail with these gates…good job terry.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 08-24-2013 09:38 PM

Great looking gate and fence.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 08-24-2013 10:03 PM

Very, very nice. But, isn’t that shepherd?

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#4 posted 08-24-2013 11:03 PM

That is a beautiful gate and whole fence for that matter, Terry!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-24-2013 11:33 PM

nice gate

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 02:59 AM

I love the look of English gates. Well done.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 03:00 AM

Very nice

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 08-25-2013 03:10 AM

Nice looking gates.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 08:30 AM

Great looking gates and I think they are technically a very good, strong design too. Charm and utility in one tidy package. Well done Wales and Terry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 11:41 AM

Old Country Charm.
Wow that looks beautiful ,well done !

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 10:22 PM

yeah Stephang, it is a strong design and used for generations in the UK.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 08-25-2013 10:50 PM

Very tradesman like job Terry, looks really good well done mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 08-26-2013 02:38 PM

Very nice!

-- Guy,PEI

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#14 posted 08-28-2013 04:13 PM

Great looking and sturdy gate! It matches the house and it will last for a long time. Great job!

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