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    Fence Gate

    It looks like I'm going to be building the fence I was posting questions about earlier. Now I have another question. Client wants a driveway gate with an opener installed. My question is regarding the construction of the gate. How would you go about building this to make it strong enough?


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    Alan DuBoff is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Ed,

    Looks nice, keep posting update pics as you go along.

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    For starters I would turn the gate framing lumber 90 degrees. Your pressure/load is pressing downward and the lumber is stronger across the wide part.

    Second I would do mortise and tenon joints, you need the strength.

    Those are the first things that come to mind. I build carriage doors for my garage and so far only some minor warping that was easy to fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Nelson View Post
    It looks like I'm going to be building the fence I was posting questions about earlier. Now I have another question. Client wants a driveway gate with an opener installed. My question is regarding the construction of the gate. How would you go about building this to make it strong enough?

    Build the gate with an arch over the top with the name of the ranch inscribed.

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