|Project by Roz||posted 08-24-2013 08:03 PM||1239 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
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."