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Project by kjf48197 posted 04-18-2014 01:22 PM 1854 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did some work at a condo complex. The cedar gate is a replacement. The old one was held together with only the dog ear fencing, no nails or screws holding the Z frame together. This one has pocket crews and type 3 wood glue in the frame. The customer and the residents are very happy. It got painted and the pocket holes filled with bondo. 6 more to go. The second is a custom made cabinet front under a restroom sink. Pocket screws and glue for the frame and doors from the local hardware store. Also added bottom and toe kick. Wipe on poly finish. This is the first one of 2.

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#1 posted 04-18-2014 01:53 PM

Looks good.

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#2 posted 04-18-2014 02:07 PM

Nice Work!

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#3 posted 04-18-2014 11:44 PM

Nice gate! You might consider some wood pocket hole plugs, instead of the Bondo.

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#4 posted 04-20-2014 05:35 AM

How did you fasten boards to battens?
I believe l would have put the narrow board in the center, or spaced them to eliminate it!

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 11:43 AM

The boards are screwed on with flat head screws that are coated for the outdoors. The gate is an exact replacement, the old one had no spaces. I agree that it would have looked better with no thin strip and equal spaces. If it was nine it would have also gotten a coal of cedar stain instead of paint.
I looked for pocket hole plugs as well. The local hardware was out and the nearest woodworking store, that always has everything, is 45 min one way. If the Bondo fails I will pull it out and put in plugs.
Thanks for the comments.

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