Crowned Gate and Fence

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Project by SawdustTX posted 02-26-2020 05:12 AM 672 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a new fence and gate for our back patio.
Treated pine, all full 1” thick.
Made a sled to feed the fence caps through the planer at an angle to put a crown on them for water runnoff.
Gate is mortise and tenon pickets into top and bottom rails so it’s very rigid against sagging.
Fence is double sided with a crowned top cap to shed water.
Added a “fake” rail at the bottom of the fence so it matches the gate design.
The only hard part was the corner miter on the top cap- getting it to close up and have the crown peaks line up.
Got our first good rain today, turns out the crown isn’t steep enough, water still sits on top. Maybe I’ll make another cap with a steeper cap, but probably not. :)

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#1 posted 02-26-2020 05:07 PM

That’s a really nice looking fence. You did a great job on that corner miter. I’ll bet the gate is heavy. What type of hinges did you use? Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 02-27-2020 01:46 AM

I ll bet the gate is heavy. What type of hinges did you use?

Thanks Bill. It’s actually not bad – I bought the treated pine about 3 months in advance and stacked it with spacers to dry out. Added another pic showing the hinges. Standard gate T-hinges.

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#3 posted 02-27-2020 12:31 PM

Nice fence. Mabe bend some copper over the top with a drip endge?

-- Petey

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 02-28-2020 08:07 PM

Very nice work.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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