Our one year old German Shorthaired Pointer puppy was threatening to jump our old gate so I used some salvaged redwood fence boards to build a new one. I ripped the old boards down to 2 1/2" wide and planed both sides to net 9/16". Then I ran it by tongue and groove cutters on my router table. The little Shop Fox feeder made it a quick, safe and consistant job. The 2x redwood frame was joined with blind mortise and tenons and pegged with 7/16" birch dowels. I put drain grooves and weep holes in the rails to prevent rotting. It all went together with Titebond 3 glue.. I put beveled rain cap in the top and hung it to the existing posts. I am pretty proud of it overall.