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  CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87  
  This Garden Gate is Base Price + 27%--44%  
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  #87-3  
  Base + 27%  
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #87-3    
 

 

Florence, Alabama


Wood Garden Gate with solid grids panels.

Each of the individual insert panels in this Wooden Gate float within the framework of the gate. There is no shortcut; every divider is grooved and flush-joined.


Grid dividers at 5-1/4" width
Two columns and three rows.

 

 

 
   
CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87-3  
 


Florence, Alabama

As a note, older existing brick columns are seldom plumb. In viewing the photos sent in, we see that in fine-tuning the fit to listing columns, the installer have neglected to leave the required 1/2" gap in the center. The gap is important, as it allows the gates to swell in the wetter season. Without it and the gates will surely swell to where they won't close properly. We've contacted the installers and hopefully they'll make that revision.


  Double wood gates #87 in Alabama. Prowell

 

 
   
CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87-3  
 


Florence, Alabama

The side entry single gate.

 

 

 
   
CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87-3  
 


Florence, Alabama

If you are browsing from west of the Rockies ,like Ben and Charles, it's a pleasure to see the house that hosts a gate in Alabama. Conversely, if you're on the east half of the country, it's nice to see not just a photo of the gates, but the homes and their landscapes situated in the west. Remember when sending us your photos to include one that shows us how the gate appears with the architecture and landscape. It makes for good armchair browsing.

 

 


 
  #87  
  Base + 44%  
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #87    
 

Three columns of insets

San Rafael, CA

Grids of 6"-8" +_

The original Wood Garden Gate #87 with solid grid panels.
Priced considerably higher simply because those widths with center grids are far more laborious.

Showing the property side, with each grid featuring four stops.


  solid panel wood garden gate #87

 

 
   
CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87  
 


Below showing a close-up of the feature side, facing the street and without the framework of stops that are shown above.

  wood garden gate joinery

 

 
   
CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87  
 


San Rafael, CA

Garden Gate #87 was originally created as an accompaniment to an existing grid-style fence. Shown withh an early Prowell Garden Arbor.


  solid panel wood garden gate #87 in San Rafael, CA

 

 
  #87-1  
  Base + 44%  
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #87-1    
 

 

Wood Garden Gate #87-1. Grids at 8.16" square. Six grids across. Gate at 72" net width.
WoodRX Mahogany

Showing the side of the gate facing the street.

The truth is we're not crazy about the #87 at this width. It's by far the heaviest gate we offer, and subsequently requires
a steel frame for any widths beyond 60".


  solid grid wood gate in pasadena

 

 
   
CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87-1  
 


Pasadena, CA

  craftsman custom wood gate #87-1 in Pasadena, CA. prowell

 

 
   
CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87-1  
 


Pasadena, CA

On gates beyond 47" width, the stile and rail thickness increases to 2-1/4", with the horizontal / vertical grid dividers at 1-1/2" thickness.

Also showing the Prowell 's 'Exterior Woodworking Joint #9 '

  wood garden gate #87 in Los Angeles

 

 
   
CUSTOM WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87-1  
 


Pasadena, CA

The same joint with the bottom rail

  wood garden gate #87

 

 

 
  #87-4  
  Base + 27%  
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #87-4    
 

Two columns of insets

Mission Viejo, CA

Photographed a year after installation. Gradually weathering to a silvery grey

Latch: Rocky Mountain E504.
Dead Bolt 507


  solid privacy garden gate 87. prowell

 

 

 
  #87-2  
  Base + 27%  
CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #87-2    
 

Two columns of insets

Double Wood Garden Gates #87-2. Each gate at approximately 43" width x 80" ht. Grids at 12.59' square.
At 80" height, the gate thickness defaults to 2-1/4".
The wider grid dividers at the same 5-1/4" width as the top rail and side stiles.
*When there are only two grids across, the process is simplified, and priced at lesser +37%.

Because there are only two columns of grids, the insert panels are fitted in place during the assembly, requiring no wood stops as with the above examples of 87 and 87-1.

  Double Wood Garden Gates #87

 

 

IN-PROGRESS

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


Ben creating the end-cut joints for a typical Driveway Gate style #7

 

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


Dry-fitting the cross-members grids. A rather complicated process, showing the property side of the gate prior to fitting the continuous 'stops'.

  how to create the joinery for a wood gate

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


Creating the half-laps on the sliding cross-cut table.

  How to Build a Prowell Garden Gate

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


Each panel grid has a drainage hole, as well as troughs to collect the moisture of heavy rains while migrating to the drainage.

Each grid divider is joined to the stiles and rails of the gate frame with full mortise and tenon joinery.


 

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


The top and bottom rail assembled prior to the two vertical stiles. The four outer panel insets are set to place, with all the remaining panels placed after the stiles have been clamped in place.

 

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


The top rail fitted and joined to the grid. Showing the stub of the full through tenon prior to being joined to the vertical stile.

The kerfs in the tenon are to accept the eventual wedges, which will separate the tenon to an even tighter fit.

 

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


Charles fitting the wedges to the full through tenon.
See Prowell Joint #9

  Charles Prowell building a wood gate

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


Ben preparing for the assembly of the 87-2.

  ben prowell building a wood gate

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


The endless solid insert panels, each of them sealed with a lifetime emulsified liquid wax to prevent the potential of checking.

 

 

 
   
WOOD PRIVACY GATE #87--PROGRESS  
 


The final step of Prowell's Joint #9 features a pair of oak dowels bored in from the top, down through the tenons as a final layer of insurance.

Also showing the property side where the insert panels are 'stopped'. Each piece is glued and clamped in place.

*
And who among you really cares? Who really gives a hoot?
Well, obviously Charles and Ben do.
In the new era of the past 10 years, there exist more knock-offs of our their products scattered across the country than originals.
So for those who prefer such an approach, we want to impress upon you the level of attention that is given to both the original design and construction of our products while presenting your more affordable hired gun with a level of ammunition he/she may, or may not, possess. May, or may not, be willing, or capable, of replicating.


 

 

 
   
CHECKPOINT  
 


Quality Controls

All of our Garden Gates, regardless of style, size, or weight, must submit to a series of checkpoint tests. Checkpoint #1: This very first checkpoint was carried out on California's Yuba River, preparing to board the original Gate #87

Gate Checkpoints

  charles and ben prowell

 

 

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