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We have a small deck between our shed and house and my wife wanted a nice gate between the lattice work railing. I came up with this little gate. The gate measures 54" H X 36" W X 1-1/2" D

I used all pressure treated wood on this project. I used mortise and tendon joinery and the glued i used was Gorilla Glue. Messy sticky stuff but it works great!

I had some old iron balusters hanging around the shop so I cut them to length and welded them onto a steel frame I made to fit the opening. (notice the sock on the end of my power saw? It keeps the metal filing from getting into the motor and killing it.

I also drilled 3 weeping holes through the bottom stile so any water that got in behind the molding would be able to weep out to the bottom of the door. inserted some 1/2" clear tubing in the holes also.

I used Dog eared fence boards for the bottom panel.

I tried soaking the molding so I could bend it but they were way to thick and heavy to bend so I cut them to the shape I needed on the band saw and then finished them up on the router using three different bits on the router to get the shape I wanted.

She was Happy!
Thanks for looking in on my project.
More photos here !
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCQADL8









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Update, 6/12/2022
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It's been almost 10 year since I built this gate and I found some rot so I did some damage control on it. Replace the center cross bar just below the Iron grate in the window and some rot on the top cross member. I also refurbished the latch.
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Beautiful gate great job.
 

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wow - great looking gate!! awesome job
 

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A handsome gate if ever I saw one! You are a master gate maker.
 

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a perfect look and fit

excellent work
 

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This is a beautiful gate and neat work. Thanks for sharing.
 

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This gate screams out "A woodworker lives here" :). Super job Tony!
 

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great job Tony, hope she gave you an extra drum stick for that project.
 

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Thanks everyone for all the nice comments !

My wife is thrilled with her new gate! She treats me equally as well with some good cooking! :)
 

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Great looking gate- nice work on the iron detail.
 

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Two gates are my next project. Mine need to be close to 8 foot, so I cannot borrow your design. I do like your work, both wood and metal. Very neat and clean lines. Nice work woodshaver!
 

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Nice job! I love the mixing of wood and metal materials.
 

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Thank you all! Love the comments!

I should mention that when I chose the pressure treated wood at the lumber yard I picked through the piles trying to find the clearest and driest wood possible, easier said than done when it comes to Pressure Treated wood. But I was able to find just enough of what I needed to build the gate.
 

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Tony! That's a cool gate! Looks like a really nice porch too! I like that bow jig too! That looks like a hitachi 8 1/4'' miter saw, I heard that it's a good saw!
 

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Thanks AJ!
Yes that a Hitachi 8 1/4" . I have had that saw for a very long time. I bought it back in the 80's from a place in Framingham Mass. I think it was called Woodworkers warehouse.
This saw has see a lot's of work! And Yes, it's a great saw! But sometimes I wish it was a 10" or 12" saw!!
 

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Cool! Yeah a 10'' saw is handy to have. I have a PC 12'' single bevel miter saw, it's not a sliding miter saw but with my new extension table it is easy to cut long boards.
 

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I like the combination of wood with steel decoration. Nice gate.
 

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Beautiful gate !!!!!!
Very well designed and build .
 

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Nice! I really like your design and the mix of different materials.
 

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Gr8 build Tony. I luv iron & wood combo/s. Very nicely done
 
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