Rustic Garden Gate


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!


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Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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