Monte built a gate in a side passage to keep the dogs out and kids in (or vice
versa). He’s built a simple one from treated pine, but he says that you can
build a fancy one if it’s an entrance gate, and the information’s all there in
Monte installed a fence post by bolting to an existing brick wall. Tip: make
sure that you drill your holes deep enough for the Dynabolts, because once you
push them in there’s no getting them out!
Measure the space for the gate and work out how many palings it will take. Make
sure they are even across the opening.
Layout the palings and screw the bracing on the back, using “treated pine”
Mark a curve on the top edge (Monte improvised by using a phone charger cable –
but you might like to use string!) and cut with a jigsaw. Seal the cut ends with
Hang the gate by first screwing the large “Tee” hinges to the bracing rails,
then position the gate and screw to the posts. Leave about a 10mm gap to allow
the gate to swing freely.
We chose a Zenith stainless steel “pad bolt” to secure the gate, so it’ll last a
lifetime. Maybe a coat of paint would finish it off?
And the job’s done! Our gate is one of the simplest in the Mitreplan, but you
can be as elaborate as you like.