Garden Gate Build Part 1
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Sad.Thanks to a wonderful chain of events, my dear former home has a new lease on life: One of my best friends recently bought it.I'm going to build her a garden gate as a housewarming gift.The garden still has a gate - the one I built about 20 years ago.
But as you can see in the picture above, all of the slats are now missing.Presumably, they went to the same place as several sections of the fence I installed, i.e.to the local dump, after a storm ripped through the neighborhood, wreaking havoc.
Meanwhile, my friend has a dog and needs to enclose the backyard.She loves the design of the original gate, so I'm basing the new one on that.I'm building this one in white oak, a good choice for exterior work because it's dense and its pores are filled with tyloses.
(This is not just book learnin'; a white oak garden bench I built in 2001 still has intact mortise and tenon joints, despite having stood outside in the weather for 17 years.) I'll be sharing step-by-step instructions here over the next few weeks, so you can follow along and build one using my drawing, or...