19 Jun. 1978|
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Custom wood gate designs by elyria fence, a cleveland, Thumbnail photos of wood gates, ornamental aluminum gates, wrought iron gates, lattice gates, garden arches by elyria fence, a cleveland fence company since 1932.
Clearly some gates were in order, since we didn’t want to deny Burger his precious sun time but knew with a newborn that policing his whereabouts could fall through the cracks. Next I had to attach the balusters to mimic the look of the rest of the deck’s railing. To hang the gate, I used some scrap wood to prop it in place and (with Sherry’s help) determined the best spots to attach all of the hardware with of the provided screws.
The only extra challenge this gate presented was that I had to screw the hinge into the hand rail and foot rail, rather than the post.
We’ll probably leave this side open most of the time, since this is where Burger exits to do his business, and just close it when he wants to linger on the deck. Same here–comments only for Deckgate from FB, or I get April 24 page when I go from my favorites bar. I knew I wanted the gates to be an inch shorter than the length of the opening (to give them room to swing) and about the same height as the rest of the railings around the deck. This ensured that the pairs were identical lengths, which was key to getting my gate all square in the end (so I carefully clamped them together before making the second 45° cut on the opposite end).
Before shopping I had measured the spacing between the existing balusters and determined I’d have space for five of them on my gate.
The image of him having to leap the gate and nail a landing on steps on the other side is funny…. Especially since it only took about three hours to make both of them and my total cost was $53 for two gates ($23 for the wood and $30 for the hardware). Hence the classy plywood barrier on one side and the leaned board on the other (yes, that was enough to keep him deck-bound).