Cut and put in the top 1×2 pickets (Photo 12).Then screw the previous two top rails and the bottom 1×8 railing into position with two 2-in. Deck screws into the 1×2 cleats in the end and then to the railings on the opposite side spaced about every 6. These screws clamp all parts together.
Cut the articles to length 4 in. Over the panel tops (Photo 14) and include the 1×6 facing each side of the articles (Photo 15).Finally, insert the 1×4 top caps and post caps (Figure A and direct photo).
We give the measurements for our 6-ft. Wide double door in Figure B. But in fact, it is unlikely your gate is going to be the very same dimensions. When you construct your gate(s), make sure that you make your dual gates about 1. Smaller) to allow for launching clearances. Otherwise you’ll need to make a new pattern. The frames are rather pliable, and it is easy to do if you’ve got a spouse to anchor the corner opposite the one you’re pushing.
To panel every gate, start with 1×6 planks cut using a 45-degree angle at one end (Photo 17).Once you scribe and nail the planks, the frames will be rigid and you can just fill the panels by scribing and cutting the remaining boards. Screw the components together with 2-in. deck screws. Predrill when driving screws near board finishes.
Here’s the key to hanging gates. Then carry the meeting over to the opening and break it on blocks at each end. Make certain to block the gates high enough to clean the ground when they swing open. As soon as you center the meeting in the opening, it is easy to mount the hinges into the articles and gates (Photo 19).
Finish by installing the remainder of the hardware. If you select double gates, it is ideal to “fix” one side and leave a “people” side that opens for regular pedestrian traffic. Plan on using a foot latch to anchor the gate that is fixed when it is not needed (Photo 19). Thick chunk of PVC piping to the floor with a maul. The pipe will fill up with dirt, so it is ideal to pull it out every couple of inches of driving and eliminate the dirt before forcing it further.