CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10

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CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10-1

automatic wood driveway gates #10-1a

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10-1

Mill Valley, CA

Driveway gates #10-1, with in-ground automation. Built to a sloping grade left-to-right.
(See more on Sloping Grades)

In-Ground model FAAC 770
For more on automation options, go to Product Specifications

custom wood driveway gate #10-1 in Marin county, CA

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10-1

Mill Valley, CA

Wood Driveway Gates #10-1 shown with a series of terraced Fence Panels Style #8.

custom wood driveway gates #10-1 in Marin County, CA

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10-1

Mill Valley, CA

Driveway Gates #10-1 feature a grade that sloped 5-3/4″ across 140″. The solution here was Option B on the Sloping Grade page linked above: Running the bottom horizontal rail parallel to the grade while the rest of the gates remain level and plumb.

Manual wood driveway gates #10-1 in Marin County, CA

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10

Oakland, CA
The front driveway gates #10 were designed originally for a home in Oakland, California.

cropped photo showing the automated wooden gates #10

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10

Oakland, CA

With a 10″ drop over a rough opening of only 10′, we opted here for a rubber sweep, while maintaining the square layout of the gates themselves. The sweep simply folds over as it strikes the rising grade. Sweeps are mounted to a piece of wood that is mortised into the botto of the bottom gate rails and screwed in place.
(See more on Sloping Grades)

The below photo was photographed 22 years after the original installation (see below)

custom wood driveway gate #10 in Oakland, CA

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10

Oakland, CA

A frontage wood fence style #9 running about 100′ along the walkway, punctuated by both the wooden entrance gates and the matching wood driveway gates #10

* Set the two end posts and string a line where the top of the panels intersect those posts and as you work your way up the slope, the top of each panel is set to where the string-line intersects the post on the low end. This insures the steps are equal.

site photo showing the wooden entrance gates #10 in Oakland, California

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVE GATES #10

Oakland, CA

T he original installation, photographed in 1998 showing the drive gates with an earth-tone stain applied by the homeowners.

custom wood drive gates #10 in Oakland, California

CHEVRON DESIGN #10

Oakland, CA

A  closer look at the modified Chevron pattern as the signature detail for the wooden entrance drive gates #10.
The history of the Chevron graphic goes back to ancient Egypt, found on painted pottery and and wall tiles. There have resulted, over the past 3,000 years, more variations on this pattern than can possibly be identified, including the popular Herringbone. Here we present Prowell’s interpretation, adding to the clutter.

close-up photo showing the Chevron pattern for the electric gates for driveways #10

CHEVRON DESIGN #10

Oakland, CA

Inspiring the driveway gates design, the front-facing window of the residence displays one of many variations of the historical Chevron pattern. The original, and most basic interpretation of the Chevron is often employed with the crafters, as seen on Etsy.

site photo showing the window with the Chevron design in Oakland, California

DRIVEWAY GATE #10-1 PROGRESS

Needless to say, there are a confusing array of pattern, angles, and joinery involved with the #10. Each of the four sections heeds a different angle, due to the rising gabled top rail.

It could be my own failing eyesight, but does Charles appear mildly frazzled?

Progress shop photo building wood driveway gate #10_1aaPhoto credit: Ben Prowell

DRIVEWAY GATE #10-1 PROGRESS

The upper pattern is laid out, aligned, marked, and mortised. The assembly stage; because clamps are unwieldy, wedge blocks can be useful to hold the glue joints, while moving along at a crisp pace before the glue begins to set and fine-tuning your placement becomes  more difficult.

shop progress photo of building the driveway gate #10-1bbPhoto credit: Ben Prowell

DRIVEWAY GATE #10-1 PROGRESS

To complicate matters, the #10-1 has a bottom rail on the bias, or tapered parallel to a sloping grade. (See Sloping Grades, Option B) So the biased bottom rail and the gabled top rail removed the normal points of referencing layout and replace it with angles and templates.

shop progress How to build the wood Prowell's drveway gate #10-1ccPhoto credit: Ben Prowell

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The Designs of Prowell Woodworks are protected by Patents and Patents Pending.

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