Honestly, both will work, I think it's a matter of esthetics. The cross brace should come from the bottom on the hinged side, but once the pickets are attached both are just as strong as the other. 'A' will give a few more inches of access if the gate can't swing around out of the way.
Edit: I guess with 'A' you may have a slight chance of it warping, probably more so than 'B', just depends on the material used.
Last edited by Darren Wright; 08-05-2011 at 04:55 PM.
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