Prowell's Custom Wood Garden Gate Pricing
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garden gate costs

More specifications at Product Specification, linked on the left

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Listed below are the costs for a standard Prowell Garden Gate. Within the galleries, every Wood Gate style is given a percentage above or below this Base Cost, linking to the table below.

*Do not forget to add or subtract any percentage assigned to the various gate styles.

  Rough Opening Sample Widths  
Up to 6' Ht
(To spring-point)
To 7' Ht
(To spring-point)
To 8' Ht
(To spring-point)
  Up to 48" Width
$2,500/per gate
(1-5/8" thickness)
$2,600/per gate
(1-5/8" thickness)
$3,000/per gate
(1-7/8" thickness)
  48" to 60" Width
$3,050/per gate
(2-1/4" thickness)
$3,500/per gate
(2-1/4" thickness)
$4,150/per gate
(2-1/4" thickness)


  * Western Red Cedar only
* Pricing applies to both the trade and consumers.
* All Single Gate styles are available as Double Gates.
* All Single Gate styles are available as Driveway Gates.
* Design your own gate. Borrow and mix-match from one gate style to another.
* Hinges: gates at 1-5/8" thickness add $68/pair for brass ball-bearing hinges with bronze patina.
--Gates at 2-1/4" thickness add $110/pair for stainless steel ball-bearing hinges with brnze patina.


* Rough opening spans beyond 60" are commonly designed as double gates. If you have, for example, a 72" opening, you will price two gates from the first column above, or a single gate flanked by two Prowell Fence Panels. Spans of 60" are often designed as Double Off-Set.

WOOD GATES See "Dbl Off-Set Gates" on the left margin

WOOD GATES If you prefer, we will apply two coats of a sprayed finish to your gate prior to shipping or pick-up. Follow the 'Pre-Finish Options' linked on the left to learn more.

WOOD GATES More information and photo narratives are available at Product Specifications, linked on the left margin.

WOOD GATES Swing direction illustration

Prowell's Post Cap are made-to-order for any size. $175+_

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Prowell's Preferred Hinges. Superb performance with a tight, smooth action for decades.


The Stainless Steel Heavy-Duty Extruded Ball-Bearing 4-1/2" Butt Hinge with flat black patina.




general informatin for wood gates
All commissions include, upon receipt of advance payment, a posting of statements, drawings, site photos (when applicable) and any data that might simplify communications. This site is available normally within a few days of payment and remains active for the duration of the calendar year. Upon receipt of an email linking you to your site, it is necessary to review and approve the data before work can begin.* CANCELLATIONS: Because our products are custom made, a 25% fee is withheld for cancellations (not to exceed $1000), or requests for a refund of the advance payment prior to approval of drawings. There are no refunds once the drawings have been approved

Extraneous Notes and Explanations
(Please see Product Specifications for comprehensive explanations of various details)
* All Garden Gates are shipped unfinished, unless otherwise stipulated
* All Garden Gates are made to your specific, dimensional needs* Wood Gate widths 48" or less default to 1-5/8" thickness unless there is an aesthetic preference for 2-1/4" thickness. Add $500 for 2-1/4 thickness. (Individual Wood Gate widths beyond 48" default to 2-1/4" thickness)
wood gates Out-Swinging Pool Gates. Hydraulic closers.
wood gate Fabricated in sustainable Clear Kiln-Dried, Vertical-Grain Western Cedar w/minimum 20 growth rings per inch
wood gate For more information regarding sloping grades, follow this link, also found along the left-margin links
* The net gate width will be 5/8" less than the rough opening width between your wood posts. (3/8" swing clearance + 1/4" hinge clearance)
* Gates ship with the hinge holes marked. The net gate widths are designed with the hinges to be surface-mounted to both the gate and the post or jamb, creating 1/4" clearance between the gate and the hinge post. It is essential to allow air flow and light on all six planes of the gate. Although Western Cedar possesses excellent properties and tannins that are inherently resistant to fungus, by surface-mounting the hinges we eliminate any temptation for bacterial fungus to establish itself and develop into dry rot. Commonly illustrated in the bottom rail of, say, a window sash, resting against the windowsill, or a deck board seated on a joist. Both applications create dark, damp environments without light or air flow, which is adored by micro organisms
* Standard Lock-sets: The use of standard 2-3/8"; back-set locks over traditional gate latches (for garden gates) is not recommended. Normal expansion of your gate will occur and the clearance required for a standard 2-3/8" lock-set (1/8"-1/4") puts the gate at risk of becoming wedged against the jamb, requiring the sort of effort with each passage that can damage the gate. We cannot support the integrity of any gate that uses a standard residential lock-set.; We insist upon the use of Gate Latches with horizontal Drop Bars allowing 3/8" clearance between the edge of the gate and the jamb or post

wood gate Mounting to Masonry Columns or Walls
------------- You will be provided with jambs (normally 1-1/2"T x 3-3/4"W: +$200) These mount to your columns or wall with your installer's preferred method--most often 3/8" x 4" spread bolts. The gate will hinge and latch off these jambs. Your net gate width, with jambs, will be 3-5/8" less than your rough opening width between columns or walls.
-------------If your columns are to be clad with irregular stone, it is best to mount temporary jambs to the block core and then set the stone up to the jamb. This is replaced with the Prowell jambs that arrive with the gate. The jambs must be the thickness from the block core to the proudest stone, plus 1/2" allowing the gate to swing open to 110-degrees. This depth dimension from core to stone face will be required, and called out in your drawings. Below is an example of an embedded jamb in progress, where the stonemason uses a mock jamb to set his stone. The jamb is removed and replaced with the arrival of the Prowell jamb and gate. See more at the Product Specifications link at the top left of this page.

----------------- If the irregular stone columns already exist, there is the option of setting 4x4 jambs to this surface using threaded rod embedded into the stone with epoxy and fitted onto the corresponding holes in the jambs, and back-filling the light cavities between the jambs and stone with mortar. Or to cut the existing column stone to accept the jambs.
wood gate For a full list of linked PDF drawings illustrating the various jamb-mounting application, refer to the Product Specifications page
* Double gates require the solid bronze Gate Stop #50-250. The operable gate is pre-mortised to accept this, although not installed.

Bronze Gate Stop #50-250
2" x 2", 1-3/4" Tall

* No gate is shipped or delivered without first succumbing to a checklist of Quality Controls
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* With rare exceptions, each of the gate designs featured on this web site are original designs developed by Ben and Charles Prowell. If we fabricate a design presented by your architect or designer, or the homeowner, full credit is listed in the event the work is featured within the galleries.



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