I want to replace it with one that runs across the driveway, between the house and the boundary fence with next door's garden, so that we have a bit more usable patio space outside the back door.
I'm going to make it in two halves, with one being the daily-usage half and the other being for occasional use if we need to get a trailer or something into the back garden.
It needs to be solid, chunky, withstand abuse and frequent use, and dog-proof. And made from wood. Simple, minimal, rustic and wabi-sabi, rather than complex, ornate and fancy.
I'm tempted by a mcmoonter-inspired log-pile filling a gap between a gatepost and the side fence, for insect habitat and coolness.