A traditional gateway with ornamental detail. The ornamental detail of the posts is simpler than it looks, layers of dimensional lumber do the trick.
I chose to make my gate a double swing gate because of the added width provided by two doors. It took me one day to build and install the gates. Here are my notes on how the frame was built.
This Plan shows how to make and fit double lumber gates and how to offset and align the hinges, thus enabling the gates to open over raised ground.
11 ft wide each side, center post, cable supported. Follow the instructions on that page to quickly find the plan number. This plan number is 5614.
Building a durable gate to complete the homemade wood fence, including selecting hinges, and frame walk gates. Learn how to build a z-frame gate for your fence.
Gates have to be designed to withstand the elements. It is a relatively common experience to have difficulty trying to open and shut some timber gates. A bit of forethought can alleviate these problems.
As the seasons change so does the width of the gate opening, usually the tops of the posts are pushed in as the fence swells in the wet weather. This gate topper will prevent that as well as adding a nice touch to the entrance.
A tutorial in both Metric and Inches to build a standard simple garden gate. Follow along at the link to see how it is done.