LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'driveway gate'

  • Advertise with us
View WoodHoarder's profile

Cedar Driveway Gate #9: Chamfer, Channel, Weep Holes, and Drawbore

08-21-2016 05:46 AM by WoodHoarder | 1 comment »

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on this project to I’d like to catch up with the progress. Last time I posted, another lumberjock mentioned a concern with a lack of diagonal bracing. I’ve been seriously looking into altering the design to make sure I cover this issue. I posted in the forum and received some pretty great feedback. Here is the link if anyone is interested: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/167994 So moving on, I needed to do some detail work the edges....

Read this entry »


View WoodHoarder's profile

Cedar Driveway Gate #8: Tenons and Some Details

06-23-2016 05:15 AM by WoodHoarder | 5 comments »

Last time was the mortises and now the tenons. I had a pretty rough time getting these cut. The biggest issue was getting the shoulders straight all the way around. The first technique was with a router and a jig. For the flat. For the edge. Having never worked with such large joints, this turned out to be incredibly tedious and I couldn’t get the shoulders to line up. I tried table saw, hand saw…. wasn’t working. So, needed a new tool. Enter Stan...

Read this entry »


View WoodHoarder's profile

Cedar Driveway Gate #7: Cutting the Mortises

06-12-2016 08:04 PM by WoodHoarder | 0 comments »

Now that everything is laid out flat and square, the mortises need to be cut. I used to have a desktop version of the mortiser. The full size powermatic makes the job much easier. Final cleanup with the hammer and chisel. Next time tenons. Here’s a little teaser.

Read this entry »


View WoodHoarder's profile

Cedar Driveway Gate #6: Whats in an arc

05-30-2016 05:57 AM by WoodHoarder | 1 comment »

I’m gonna focus a bit on how I made the arc as it is a little more complicated than the rest of the process. To get the arc to the right proportion, I needed to laminate two pieces of wood. Here, I am laying out where the arc will fit using my template. I’m used biscuits for alignment and to hopefully protect against de-lamination. It’s important to lay out where the biscuits are so that they don’t show when the arc is cut. Biscuits are cut. ...

Read this entry »


View WoodHoarder's profile

Cedar Driveway Gate #1: Design and Preparation

05-04-2016 04:22 AM by WoodHoarder | 0 comments »

So, the old ugly driveway gave in after some strong winds. I’ve been planning on replacing it with something nice for about five years. I guess the time is now. I drew up some design ideas in Sketchup and my wife and I agreed on a design. I took a lot of inspiration from English driveway gates. It will be built of knotty cedar to maintain a rustic look, keeping in line with the house. The space below the arch will be some custom welded iron work (my father-in-law is quite t...

Read this entry »



DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com