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The garden gate is installed and the old fence boards recycled. I ran the old fence through the planer and applied a coat of penetrating oil. I also applied a patina to the handle. I used a patina kit from Osh (see blog) and wasn't satisfied with the finish so I sprayed on a couple of chemicals and let it cure a bit. Whala… I think I got a pretty good match. The handle also works great, although it took some fiddling to get it right. I've got one more blog entry to make but you can view the series here http://lumberjocks.com/newTim/blog/9003. I hope David Marks would approve.

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Very nice looking piece. I like the different look. You did a great job.
 

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This looks outstanding!! I know David Marks would be proud and very flattered that you did a fantastic job on this . Also thanks for the how too info on your blog.

Great job!!
 

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Beautifully done! What type of wood is this? It looks like redwood.
 

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The gate frame is Bee grade redwood. The final width is 2". I laminated 1"x stock to 2"x stock and planed them down (the wood is already planed to about 3/4" and 1 1/2" respectively). The final dimensions at 35"x72"x2". The outer arch is 27 1/2" radius and the inner arch is 25" radius. The panel is held in place with 3/4" stays.

Thanks for all the kind comments.
 

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You did a great job on the gate. Both, the wood work and metal work go well together. Congrats!!!!
 

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Beautiful gate!!
 

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I seen the show David Marks did on this particular type of garden gate and know just how much work is involved…...and yes Tim…..I think he would be very pleased with your fine effort…..well done.
 

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A special technique well done
 

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That's an amazing effect

jamie
 

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SO INCREDIBLE! and to think this luxurious look was achieved by a DIY is awesome
 
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