Show me your garden gates
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.Posted 5 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Wanted slightly rustic look, so went with treated sawn boards, topped with heavy trellis. The three concrete post go around 4 ft into the ground, timber bolted to them and all the other hinges and timer attach to that. This lot is about 11 years old and a couple of bits are ready for changing. All needs treating again.Posted 5 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
This is mine built by a local saw mill for 200 quid, including frame, about 7 foot high and 4 inches thick. Long throw lock mech. I have just ordered a 6mm thick stainless anti hack saw plate to go across in front of the lock
Nice, but where do you live, Gipton in Leeds?Posted 5 years ago
I really like that Markie. Is the gate itself reclaimed wood or just stained?
My side garage door used to have a horseshoe on it, but I replaced it with a chainring. I considered something similar for the gate, but thought it was a bit too “please steal my bikes”.
I do have an idea for using an old bike wheel as a structural element in an internal gate though. And maybe an old crank as a handle.Posted 5 years agoMarkieMember
All the light wood is oak I bought for the project. The dark wood (panels) are a sawn up old greenhouse table. It’s an untreated (I think) softwood, nicely split and weathered by years in the sun, I suppose!
FWIW, my hinges are by From the Anvil, in their beeswax finish. Basically preferring a nice look which will age well to a no maintenance finish. The screws that came with them were rubbish so used coach bolts.
Near us in Oxfordshire is a wood recycling pace, wood planks, posts, beams, etc to pick through. If you’re after the weathered look, maybe see if something similar nearby?
Posted 5 years agostgeorgeMember
This is mine built by a local saw mill for 200 quid, including frame, about 7 foot high and 4 inches thick. Long throw lock mech. I have just ordered a 6mm thick stainless anti hack saw plate to go across in front of the lock.
Looks nice and sturdy , good for climbing over……….Posted 5 years ago
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