Garden Gate and Fence

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Project by mkrok posted 10-27-2010 02:56 AM 1497 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I built this over the past summer as a side project. A side project is one that keeps me closer to home than in the shop. WIth the kids home out of school for the summer, I took a look at my old fence and said, “What the hell”.

Nothin special here, mostly an exersice in straightening crooked, and cupped souther yellow pine. I bought the cheapest stuff at HD. The pickets are 1/2” x 5 (I would call #99 common). My ols gate was much too heavy so I wanted one that was a bit more lightweight. I made my own tounge and groove which was fun. I actually got it to fit right with little gaps. The rails and stiles are all half lapped reinforced with dowel pins. Stainless steel hingers. I still don’t have a good latch, maybe I’ll make one one of these days.

The finish is semi transparent Olympic Deck and Fence penetrating stain.

Did the whole project for less than $150.00 bucks. Most of that was for SS hardware and a gallaon of stain.

Thanks for looking.


-- Michael, South Florida,

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 04:58 AM

For a 150.00 dollar project you add a nice touch to the house landscape, nice work…BC

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