How Do You Build A Simple Garden Gate?

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How Do You Build A Simple Garden Gate?

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Tony Preston

There are some good DIY garden fencing and garden wall ideas online if you search for them. Most important thing to think about when you’re thinking of creating a garden fence or wall is what material your barrier is made out of – it will determine the ease of creating the hole for which you need to place your doorway. The gate section of the wall should be hinged and you should take care to ensure that you’ve measured it well enough for people to fit easily in and out of the opening. 

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There is something cozy and comfortable about a picket fence that runs around a garden bursting with flowers, trees and shrubs. The fence itself almost seems like an indicator that tells folks where the serious hospitality begins. If you have created an inviting outdoor environment ringed by a lovely fence, you need to provide an entrance that opens the way to your hospitality. It is 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. 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 yo

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