CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115

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CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-4

Belvedere, CA

Contemporary garden gate #115-4 with a painted finish. When we know the 115 gates are to be painted, we substitute the upper wenge tenons to cedar.

site photograph showing contemporary garden gate #115-4 in Tiburon, California

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-4

Belvedere, CA

Belvedere is home to one of the more notable harbors in America. Sloops, ketches, catamarans, and classic rum-runner yachts moored like paintings in the Louvre, positioned against the most breathtaking view of the bay and San Francisco. With this in mind, the architecture of the residence takes on an appropriate seaside flavor, while the contemporary garden gate #115-4 adds a little aesthetic design .

site photograph showing the modern garden gate #115-4 in Tiburon, California

POSTMODERN GARDEN GATE #115-2

Mill Valley, CA

Subsequent to the original prototype for garden gate style #115, a steady flux of commission have resulted, in varying widths and heights.
The postmodern garden gate #115-2 below is approximately 60″ width. Shown with the upper through-pickets of the dense African Wenge.

Finish: WoodRX ‘Chestnut’

cropped photo showing the wooden gate #115-2d in Marin County, california

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-2

Mill Valley, CA

Contemporary garden gate #115-2 in Mill Valley, CA (Marin County)
Flanked by Fence Style #39
Rocky Mountain Gate Latch E236 in White Bronze Brushed patina.

site photograph showing the modern garden gate #115-2 in Mill Valley, California

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-2

Mill Valley, CA

The lower trio of tenons, modified with contemporary garden gate #115-2 as turned dowels.

cropped image showing a close-up of the modern garden gate #115-2wood joinery for wood gates

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-2

Mill Valley, CA

A look at the architecture, typical to the intentions of the postmodern garden gate #115 prototype. Gate #115 on the right side. Gate style #108 on the left side.

site photograph showing contemporary garden gate #115-2 Mill Valley, California

POSTMODERN GARDEN GATE #115

The original prototype of the postmodern garden gate #115 features horizontal members at 1-5/8″ thickness and wenge vertical thru-tenons at 3/4″ thickness. Sold on our Basement Sale Page for a fraction of what it sells for here.  The Basement Sale Page features not only prototypes, but gates, etc we may have built to the wrong size or finished in the wrong color, and offered at what is normally about 1/4th the eventual retail. 

cropped image showing the original modern garden gate #115.

POSTMODERN GARDEN GATE #115

Although the continuous thru tenons on the contemporary garden gate #115 are aesthetic, they also serve the purpose of stabilizing the horizontal members from bowing and cupping over the years and decades.

Finish: WoodRX ‘Cedar’

cropped close-up photo showing the postmodern garden gate #115

POSTMODERN GARDEN GATE #115

Bethesda, MD

The original modern garden gate #115 was created as a speculative pastime in the shop and posted on the Basement Sale page for best offer. It was purchased, along with a series of Fence Panels #39. It’s the photos we look for when posting the prototypes for best offers.  The installed and dressed photos are what allows you to envision the design in its full presentation. What has subsequently prompted the dozen or so orders since this photo was first posted, all alone.

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-6

Greenbrea, CA (Marin County)

Our #115-6 appears isolated, rising above the stucco wall as if in anticipation of the aesthetic support of perhaps a series of short Pony Panels along the top of the wall. The intent, however, was to create a deer barrier, and nothing more. Contemporary garden gate #115 accompanied by Arbor #9.

site photograph showing Modern Garden Gate 115. in Marin county, california

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-6

Greenbrea, CA (Marin County)

Because the gate is supported by posts that are in turn supported by the short height of the stucco walls, we have suggested the Arbor #9 to offer additional stability.

CONTEMPORARY GARDEN GATE #115-5

Greenbrea, CA (Marin County)

Modern garden gate #115-5 adapting to the horizontal alignments of a 3rd-party fence. Stepped from the privacy height to the more inviting 66″ height of the gate.

site photograph showing the wooden gates #115-5 in Marin county, California

POSTMODERN GARDEN GATE #115-1

Memphis, TN

With #115-1, the darker wenge tenons have been substituted with cedar. As a response to the patron’s stated preference for finishing her contemporary garden gate on site with Sansin Onyx translucent stain.

cropped photo showing the modern gate #115

POSTMODERN GARDEN GATE #115-1

Memphis, TN

The house photo provided by the homeowner. Although not what Ben and Charles had in mind when creating the original wooden gate #115, it proves the versatility of the design to fit within the Federalist Revival portico of the south.

site photo showing the #115 in Memphis, Tennessee

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-A1

Postmodern gate style #115-A1 is drawn from the basic premise of the #115, while stretching our modernist parameters just enough to lose the majority of you in lieu of the remaining few.

cropped photo showing the modernist gate #115-A1

CUSTOM WOOD GATE ARBOR #3

Our contemporary design for #115 was developed simultaneously with the Garden Arbor #3.

cropped photo showing the contemporary design arbor #3.

IN-PROGRESS

BUILDING  THE CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115–PROGRESS

The process. Drawn toward a design that will compliment a style of postmodern design architecture predicated by plate windows and horizontal planes. An architectural motif that is commonly without defining details. Clean, angular, unfettered. Offering a need for the intimacy of workmanship and design at the entry level with both girth and muscle but with the scrutiny of a somewhat complex system of joints.

shop photo showing how to build the wood gate #115

BUILDING THE GATE #115–PROGRESS

Introducing a continuous pair of tenons in a contrasting, durable species. An approach that stabilizes the horizontal members over a given span, while offering a little head-scratching complexity.

Shop photograph showing Charles building the wooden gate #115

POSTMODERN DESIGN GATE #115–PROGRESS

The side spindles, turned from square stock.

shop photo showing how to build a wood gate #115,

MODERN GARDEN GATE #115–PROGRESS

Ben turning the above stock on the lathe.

Shop photo showing Ben turning spindles on the lathe for #115,

GATE #115–PROGRESS

Ben at work fitting the upper exposed tenons of the wooden gates #115-1. On this particular example, the tenons are cedar, matching the rest of the gate. (The gate will be finished on site with a flat black patina)

shop photo showing how to assemble the contemporary garden gate #115

MODERN GARDEN GATE #115-3–PROGRESS

photo in the wood shop showing the assembly of modern gate #115.

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115-3–PROGRESS

Ben aligning the upper Wenge tenons.

Shop photo showing how to align the upper tenons for a wood gate #115

GATE #115–PROGRESS

Laying out the mortising schedule for the wooden gates #115.

shop photo on how to build a woo gate.

GATE #115–PROGRESS

The upper slats in the foreground are collected and the two long tenons are fed through. For the eventual assembly, the slats will be separated with spacers to insure the spacing between each slat is equal. The two through-tenons are not, contrary to popular thought, glued. They are loose tenons that allow the slats to breath freely over the seasons.

In the background Ben works on the pair of gate styles #87.

shop photo showing the postmodern design gate #115 assembly process.

MODERN GARDEN GATE #115–PROGRESS

Poised for the final assembly of the modern garden gate #115. Oodles of joints. Making for a somewhat demanding process requiring the Zen-ness of a calm competent woodworker whose wits never fray.

Photograph showing Prowell with the contemporary design #115 in the shop

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115–PROGRESS

The calm competency of Ben Prowell with the final glue-up assembly.

photo showing the final assembly of wooden gates #115

CONTEMPORARY GATE DESIGN #115–PROGRESS

Once the clamps are removed, the long hefty primary tenons are notched with a chisel to accept the insurance of oak wedges.

Photograph in the woodshop of building gate #115

POSTMODERN GARDEN GATE #115–PROGRESS

The primary joints are 1″-thick through-tenons. Mortising through the stiles and 3″ depth into the rails. Finished off with a pair of quarter-sawn white oak wedges and a pair of 3/8″ dowel locking pins through the top.

shop photo showing the primary joinery for wooden gates #115

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