How Do You Build A Wood Fence Gate?
Build a wood fence gate in 3 simple steps. This article will give tell you everything needed to build your own gate at home. Measure the width of the gate needed and take 1″ off, example we have a 34″ wide and 48″ tall opening we will make the gate 33″x47″, then divide your width by the wide of the board your using, this example is using 1×6 and it is 5-1/2″ wide, 33″/5-1/2=6, lay out the needed amount of lumber on to some saw horses,(note if you can’t get a even number of lumber for your measurement leave the gap in the middle and fill it in last after cross braces) Next cut your lumber to the right height place them tight together,(use a spacer if needed to make up for any space in the middle for the last cut) then measure from corner to corner making sure that you are in square, to be in square both measurements need to be the same. Run a 2×4 cross brace 6″ up from the bottom and 12″ down from the top placing 2 screws into each 1×6 into the 2×4 brace. Flip it over and add any kind o