|Forum topic by WOODIE1||posted 09-10-2016 11:06 PM||224 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-10-2016 11:06 PM
Ok I just finished my overthought out HD redwood fence. I planed all the pickets and it actually looks incredible for cheap HD rough saw redwood. I simply ran them through the planer and they are still approx 3/4 thick as I only did one side. It really gives the fence a finished look.
Ok now on a budget again and wanting to match the mix of color I am thinking of using simple construction common 2x material to build a gate. It is going to be a s simple 5’ rail/stile with a diagonal in the middle. The center will be the same above boards floating in the center.
HD construction common is dried correct? Am I wrong that redwood is stable enough that I can just cut/plane/join to size and it should not turn into a pretzel gate? It is just an exterior gate but don’t want to have difficulties with it.
I just don’t want to throw a picket gate if with a little work I can have a better piece.
Thanks I appreciate the help.