Sturdy Gate

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Project by WhereDidIPutThat posted 09-29-2017 08:52 PM 1438 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I never liked the old gate that came with my home. I don’t think most home owners do. So I decided to replace it. Just in time too, as you can see one of the post rotted away and that was an issued that needed to be addressed immediately.

After removing everything, all that was standing were 2 misaligned 4×4 post 48” apart from one another. This was a bit of a concern because I wasn’t anticipating the opening be so wide.

All of the lumber was recycled from the old gate, past projects I’ve helped some with friends, and cut offs. The only thing I bought was the hardware and five 2×4 that were 8’ long to make the gate frame.

After “sanding” and allowing it to dry off for 6 days it was time to apply the finish. I only hit it with one coat of some miniwax outdoor finish. My guess is that the pressure washer that I used to sand it opened up the fibers, which allowed the finish to deeply penetrate the board.

-- palette wood connoisseur

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#1 posted 09-29-2017 08:57 PM

That is very nice. I’m going to need to build one later this fall. Food for thought.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-29-2017 09:08 PM

Cool looking gate. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 09-29-2017 10:58 PM

Thanks, I appreciate the kind words.

-- palette wood connoisseur

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#4 posted 09-30-2017 01:54 PM

Wow! It is a sturdy looking gate. Nice work! It fits that spot perfectly.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 09-30-2017 02:51 PM

Thanks Chuck, always humbled by your kind words.

-- palette wood connoisseur

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