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Offline antonyelliot

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uk wide garden gate
« on: March 19, 2017, 04:21 PM »

i have been asked to make a gate to fit between a house and the fence running paralell to the house.

the gate will be 1800mm tall and approx 1000mm wide.

i have made a fewgates but nothing this big, and am always looking for new/better ways of doing things so i thought i would open it up yo the FOG.

i will be using thunderblots to fix a 75mmx75mm fence post tothe house, this will be the hinge side.

the gate will be a matchboard font. the frame i was thinking about using 10x50 dominoes (i only have the 500) and or pocket screws glued with polyurethane

what i am unsure about is what timber to use and how to treat it. costs are to be kept down so it will be softwood, but i dont know weather to go for cls untreated and then apply some form of preservative (open to suggestions) or pressure treated. i usually find it hard to get pressure treated that is actually straight.


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Offline Davej

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Re: uk wide garden gate
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 05:05 PM »
For a gate that size I would mortice and tenon the joints properly.use redwood as cls is poor quality for outdoor use.make the frame then treat it before cladding it will prolong the life of the timber.
I dont mind growing old but i refuse to grow up

Offline antonyelliot

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Re: uk wide garden gate
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 05:12 PM »
great thanks, what size do you think for the frame? what do you use to treat?

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: uk wide garden gate
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 05:21 PM »
Hi Anthony

I made a gate about that width but slightly lower, I called it a pedestrian gate, and used some extra wide dominos and the DF700 machine to create the slots.


I used Idigbo which you can check out here:

I finished the gate with Osmo.

Here is a video describing the process:


Offline antonyelliot

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Re: uk wide garden gate
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 05:39 PM »
thanks peter, i will give that a watch, i think your gate is a bit fancier than what this customer wants! i usually make smaller items so only have the 500, i would love the 700 but until a project comes up that would pay for it, it will remain on the wish list,