I had two old gates that I’d gotten from Matthew’s parents when they were putting up some new vinyl fencing. I was hoping to use them in my garden area. I decided I didn’t want to put a gate in front of the garden because it blocked the view too much – but I did want a gate on the back of the garden. The small gate I’d gotten from them was about 8″ too small. Soooo I took apart the big one!
I love the “patina” of the old aged and grayed wood. I removed all the pickets from the old gate and cute the wood up into the sizes I needed.
I laid the support board underneath my frame and marked the angles. Then screwed it all together.
I love this old wood! I cut the pickets to the length I wanted then spaced them out on my frame and screwed them down.
I add these hinges laying around and they were perfect. I couldn’t use the old hardware because it didn’t work on this type of frame.
My neighbor came over and held the gate up so I could drill it into the wood support. It fit perfectly!!!
I was able to reuse the handle and the latch from the old gate.
One thing checked off my list! Love it ~ new wood would have look out of place. Now it looks like it’s always been there. Thanks Diane & Brian!