Oregon House Side Gate

Project by Pat3 posted 01-12-2014 10:59 PM 6481 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During one of our several trips to our Oregon to get it ready for move in, we (myself and my niece) built and installed a new side gate for the garage. The old one was sagging , dragging on the ground and was in a general state of disrepair. We used half lap cuts for all the joints, then glued and screwed the frame together. I am still thinking about painting it white this summer.

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posted 01-13-2014 03:16 PM

That’s looking pretty nice! I’m always paranoid about sagging and will be interested in hearing how the half-lap joints hold up over time, so updates would be awesome.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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posted 01-13-2014 04:00 PM

Thanks Dan. I have used this style for building gates for many years (3 of them at my house in San Diego) now and haven’t had any sagging yet.
The keys that works for me is to use dry PT framing wood so it has already shrunk down to size, then make the joints as tight as possible, and use the proper size hinge that has as little play as possible.
Below is a link to one of the gates I made in SD:

Also, if anyone can recommend how to get the pics from rotating sideways I would appreciate it, I am posting them from an IPad if that makes a difference?

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posted 10-27-2016 08:51 AM

That is cool, even more good for garage door replacement. I am thinking how I can make the same but to use for backdoor instead. There are many hardware that I could find to buy wood panel to use, but my concern is I am not that good for woodworking projects. For sure, if I can’t make the same, I would ended up buying from http://caldwells.com/, our local door store.

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