Build A Simple Garden Gate

Build A Simple Garden Gate

A garden gate is one of the most loved fence by most people in terms of aesthetic measures. It is also very easy to build a simple garden gate of wood, paint it with colors that express your personality, and let the rest of the world know where your world begins. Here are several ways to build a simple garden gate for you. First of all, measure the opening in your fence or otherwise decide on the dimensions for your gate. These instructions assume a gate approximately 48 inches wide by 44 inches tall. Cut two pieces of 2×6 lumber to 48 inches in length each. Lay them on a flat surface (driveway, porch) parallel to each other with approximately 32 inches of space in between them.
Cut six pieces of 1×6 lumber to approximately 44 inches in length (you can make them a bit longer if you want them to extend above the cross pieces). Gently lay your 1×6 slats across your two cross pieces, arranging the spacing between the slats so it is nearly equal (if you want perfection, use a spacer to keep the spacing even).

Mark both cross pieces on either side of each slat so you know where the slats go. Starting at one end, use screws to attach the slats to the cross pieces.
Add a diagonal piece of 2×6 from the bottom left corner to the upper right corner to add stability to your gate. Add hinges and a latch and your gate is swinging. These were some ways to build a simple garden gate for you. After all, a garden gate give pedestrian access to an garden space or yard.

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