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Building a Fence Gate : 6 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables

Nice looking gate- I'd second Karel's suggestion regarding the addition of cross supports- Even with the corner bracing, when the wood gets wet it will get heavy and eventually sag- I used to build wood fences and we'd actually build the gate in place with 3 2x3's cut slightly smaller (about 3/8") than the opening held in place temporarily with .

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How to Build a Wooden Gate: 13 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Install hinges and attach the gate to the fence. Put the gate into place, supporting it on the bottom with a 2x4 (1.5 inch off ground). Use a pencil to mark where the hinge should go on the post, and then put the gate down. Predrill where the screws will go.

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Learn How to Construct a Custom Fence and How to Build a Gate .

The outer frame on each side also overlaps in opposite ways at each corner to make the gate even more solid. Cut and assemble the gate frames on a flat surface using Figure B as a guide. If your gate is the same size as your fence panels, you can use the top rail pattern, minus 1 in, to mark and cut the curved top.

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How to build a fence gate, install a gate, privacy fence .

The Home Mender, Dustin Luby, shows us how to build and install a new gate for a privacy fence. Keep out those pesky neighborhood kids! Easy! You can do it!.

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Recommended Ways to Build a Strong Fence and Gate - Old House .

Set gate posts in a concrete encasement typically three times the diameter of the post. Use post anchors where termites are common, or in very damp soils. A general rule of thumb is to sink a third of the total length of the post into the ground (two-thirds above grade). Cap post tops, or at least bevel-cut the tops to shed water.

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How to Design and Build a Wooden Gate (Illustrated Guide)

A single gate shouldn’t be built too much wider than 42 inches, or 3.5 feet. The wider your gate, the lower the angle of your cross-brace, and your gate will sag. To ensure your cross-brace’s angle stays greater than 45 degrees, the height of your door has to be greater than the width.

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