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Cedar entry gate in Seattle

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Project by savannah505 posted 11-21-2013 07:09 AM 3724 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently returned from Seattle after finishing up 4 months of work up there. It’s nice to be back in a warmer climate, although it was a great summer up there, it started getting the usual wet and cold days starting in October. I worked primarily on the restoration and remodel of a 1948 ranch house. I worked on 4 different jobs while I was there, but primarily the ranch house took up most of my time. My best friend Doug of 30+ years asked me to come up and work with him a while. I always jump at the chance to work with my old buddy, so off I went. This cedar entry gate was at one of the jobs I did while there. I am making a gate latch to match the look of the gate entry and it was easier to do that here in Florida in my shop where I have welder and metal tools. So the latch is not in the pictures here, but I’m almost done with it. This took Doug and I about 4 1/2 days including setting the main posts in concrete. We also did all the metal work on site. Hope you enjoy it. – Dan

-- Dan Wiggins





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 11-21-2013 10:15 AM

Great work, Love the look and stlye.. What a solid build…. I’m sure they love it….

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

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 11:36 AM

Great craftsmanship and thoughtful design!

Chuck

-- Chuck, Port Orange, Florida

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shopdog

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#3 posted 11-21-2013 12:18 PM

Love it
clean looking
great build

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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#4 posted 11-21-2013 12:54 PM

Nicely done. Love the pergola . . . very inviting as it “welcomes” you into the yard as well as a a nice attraction to the eye while in the yard I’m sure. A great enhancement to your home.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#5 posted 11-21-2013 01:35 PM

beautiful gate, and i bet working with your friend was worth so much, but i do know that there is nothing better then home sweet home and your own mattress, glad you had a wonderful trip.

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

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BetterDecksandfences

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#6 posted 11-21-2013 03:44 PM

What a great gate. I love how clean the design is. I bet that homeowner was a happy client :).

-- Mike, Atlanta, Georgia, http://betterdecksandfences.com http://fencecompanyatlanta.org

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#7 posted 11-21-2013 03:45 PM

Very nice work Dan

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Marty 529

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#8 posted 11-21-2013 04:43 PM

Beautiful gate and a nice story to go with it. Getting together with friends and doing things together is great :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#9 posted 11-21-2013 04:55 PM

This is very nicely done and adds a lot of character to the house.

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

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 06:47 PM

Awesome job. Love the deign and craftsmanship

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#11 posted 11-21-2013 08:59 PM

Beautiful work Dan, nothing better than spending time with your friends.The pictures don’t show much out side the gate but it looks like a nice view from the 2nd picture.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#12 posted 11-22-2013 03:14 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#13 posted 11-22-2013 05:29 AM

nice work; did you make the metal strapping yourself too?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#14 posted 11-26-2013 06:28 PM

Uber nice. It will last and be beautiful forever.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#15 posted 11-26-2013 07:49 PM

Very attractive build! It’s amazing how much class a fancy gate like that can add to a property. Well done!

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