WOOD DRIVEWAY GATES #13

This Driveway Gate Style is Base Price + 18%
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CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATE #13-1

An equal number of full grids horizontally within the fixed width at approximately 5 inches square.. To create an equal number of full grids vertically becomes more difficult. Here we were able to increase the width of the bottom rail to 11-1/2″, up from the normal 8-1/2″. The homeowner preferred this over the aesthetics of a row of partial grids along the bottom.

Custom Wood Driveway gate #13

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATES #13-1

San Geronimo, CA</small?

Wood Driveway Gates #13 nestled in the rolling hills of west Marin County, California–flanked by a matching gate on the right and a fixed panel on the left. At 14-1/2′ overall between the columns, the gates are mounted to a steel frame exposed on the property side and automated with above-grade motors.

Prowell Woodworks provides the gates and panels.
Automation, keypads, and steel frames are provided and installed by the site contractor.
See Product Specifications for more information on the various site options for Driveway Gates.

Custom Wood Driveway Gate #13 in Marin County, CA

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATES #13-1

San Geronimo, CA

Showing the exposed steel frame (Option #2 on the Price Table). The steel frame is fabricated to the dimensioned drawings provided by Prowell Woodworks to insure it aligns with the gate rails and stiles.

Wood Driveway Gate with steel in Marin County, CA

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATES #13-1

San Geronimo, CA

And finally, in keeping with a tradition that began ages ago, we post a photo of the resident munchkin.

wood driveway gates #13 in Marin County, CA

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATE #13-2

Mill Valley, CA

Driveway Gate style #13-2 applies Option #3 in the Sloping Grades. The top and bottom horizontal rails are built on the bias, or parallel to the slope, whereas the grids themselves are level.

custom wood driveway gate #13-2 built on a sloping grade. Prowell

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATES #13-2

Mill Valley, CA

Calculating the angle takes us back to high school trigonometry.

Driveway Gates #13 on a slope

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATE #13-3

Kentfield, CA
Grid Openings: 4.27″W x 5.09″ H.

Flush-joined grids at a slight vertical rectangle. Because the gate height is almost exactly the same as the net width of each gate, we were able to add only 1/4″ to the width of the bottom rail to accomplish the equal grids.

Many communities require that a certain percentage of the Driveway Gate is open, with a smaller percentage as solid. This is obviously to prevent a neighborhood with barrier-like gates fronting the properties.

custom wood driveway gates #13 in Kentfield, CA

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATES #13-3

Kentfield, CA

There is a decided difference between grids that overlap, such as lattice, and grids that are joined flush.

Note: The below finish was applied on site and with a product that features a top sealer coat. The result is often not only a splotchy finish, but a sealer coat that will ultimately peel. The best exterior finish on the market today is WoodRX. An absorbing, non-solvent, finish with a 7-8-year lifeline that will never peel or check and if not maintained, it simply fades over the years to a natural graying patina. A fresh coat can be applied at any time.

Note: we do not recommend any product that is two-part, or has an over-lament seal, or is a solid-body stain or paint. The grades and specifications of the cedar Prowell stocks does not need any finish, whether you are in Duluth or Atlanta.. And yet it is often aesthetically preferable, in which case we must remember the wood will breath, interminably, and the finish must therefore remain flexible.

See Pre-Finish Options

Wood Driveway Gates with open grids

CUSTOM WOOD DRIVEWAY GATES #13-3

Kentfield, CA

As an Automatic Gate, showing the In-Grade SEA motors. Mounted to pins that pivot, with the top and bottom pins perfectly aligned. The motor is under the steel plate on the bottom. More information on this type of automation motor can be found on the Specifications page. If you or your installer opt for the in-ground motor, Prowell will call out the clearance and provide the plates top and bottom mortised into the gate.

Wood Driveway Gate #13 automated
wood driveway gates automated

ACCOMPANYING WOOD GARDEN GATE #60-1

Kentfield, CA

The matching Pedestrian Gate style #60-1

An equal number of square grids horizontally is easily calculated within a fixed width. Vertically, however, and we are almost always left with the choice of either a partial grid at the bottom, or an over sized grid height, or a bottom rail with an increased width. Here our bottom row of grids are the same size as the others by increasing the width of the bottom rail. But beware, in that this is not always possible and depends largely on the size of the remainder grid.

custom wood garden gate #60 in Marin county, CA

IN-PROGRESS

DRIVEWAY GATES #13-2–PROGRESS

The math:

The angle itself is transferred to the cut-off saw. If that cut is .5º off, the extrapolated rise will be off exponentially to the overall rough opening and the result will be a set of gates that are not parallel to the sloping grade.

shop progress for wood drive gate #13-2 for sloping grade.

DRIVEWAY GATES #13-2–PROGRESS

building a wood driveway gate on a sloping grade. prowell

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