CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23

This Garden Gate is Base Price + 21%
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CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23

The colonial garden gate with the Williamsburg Weave and Cresting Arch. A pattern showing up first in the drawings Thomas Jefferson designed for one of 20 colonial garden gates in Charlottesville, VA–on the campus of his University of Virgina.

Rocky Mountain gate Latch E414 in dark bronze

cropped image showing colonial gate 23.

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-5

Palo Alto, CA

A Double Colonial Garden Gate #23-5 in Palo Alto, CA.
Shown with matching colonial Fence style #23

The photograph invites us into believing our patron, Dolores, has just returned from the local market, wheeling her bike through the garden gates and onto the new patio where she pauses to unlace her bonnet and from the basket grab her fresh beans and rhubarb and skips into the kitchen whistling something or another, her mind occupied by dinner, by what she can work up with a little of this n’ that as the neighbors begin wandering toward that patio, nonchalantly, lead by the anticipation of something doing in the kitchen and by the idea of another evening on the patio and an hour of conversation relished with the pace of molasses and how it shows that sometimes the smallest strides end up bringing the greatest pleasures. A new patio, born from a few bricks and some mortar and a string of lights and a gate with its sisterly fence that, given the social graces of Dolores, the hostess, seems hardly worthy. And yet proud to be a part of the leisure known to this home.

site image of colonial garden gate #23 in Palo Alto, California

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-5

Palo Alto, CA

The double Wood Gates as seen upon approach to the new patio.

Image of colonial wood gates in palo alto, california

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-7

La Jolla, CA

Our Double Wood Entry Gates #23 within a stucco wall of 54″ height.

Meanwhile…
Fresh from the Big House, Jocko resorts to old habits.
But Gigi appears unimpressed by the scent of his gun . . .
Crudely carved, as you
may have guessed, from a bar of prison-made soap.

showing the Colonial garden gate #23-7 in La Jolla, California

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-7

La Jolla, CA

Approaching from the street.

Shown with Rocky Mountain Latch E414.

showing the street view of garden gate 23-7 in palo alto, californa

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-7

La Jolla, CA

A short respite to reiterate the importance of sanctioning a portion of every day toward the pursuit of excellence. In whatever medium suits us, this striving for perfection and rhythm pays untold benefits on a multitude of levels. And it would appear that our patron, a landscape painter, has found a means of capturing, and holding, our attention. Photographed from her easel on the back porch. Her mastery is obvious here in her texturing of the trees and the ridges.

Paintings by J]Helen Kagan

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-6

Hillsborough, CA

Double Gates #23 along the peninsula south of San Francisco

A painted finish, applied on site. Painted finishes should allow the cedar to be fully exposed to the elements for 2-3 weeks prior to painting.

Showing the double colonial gates in Hillsborough, california

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-1

We’ve essentially doubled the weave pattern with two sections separated by a center divide. This a Base Price + 30%.

The Colonial Weave can vary within the given widths. By introducing a vertical divider, and lowering or raising the middle rail, the angle of the Weave changes accordingly, affecting the proportionate look of the Gate Design.

Every commission receives dimensioned drawings prior to any work beginning–in part this is to provide you with a proportionate display of how certain patterns can vary with different widths and heights.

showing a cropped image of the single wood gate #23

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN FENCE #23

Fence Style #23 as a typical accompaniment to Prowell’ Colonial Gate style #23

colonial wood fence design #23

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-8

Similar to #23-1 wth the center divider and double patterns, Colonial Gate style #23-8 features a simple radius as the top arch.

image of a single gate cropped to show #23 with a top radius

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-8

image showing a close-up of the colonial gate pattern

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-8

San Jose, CA

Site photo with the colonial gate 23-8 as a doorway in San Jose, California

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-2

Marin County, CA

As double gates in Marin County, California showing the wider widths altering the proportions of the pattern. Colonial Gate #23 is available with or without the lower open slots.

Showing Rocky Mountain Gate Latch E701. The one of the right is operable. The one on the left is a dummy

image showing the double colonial gates in marin county, california

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-2

Ross, CA

Prowell’s original Colonial Garden Gate #23 (circa 1995), in Marin County, CA

garden setting showing the colonial gates in marin county, california

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATE #23-4

Farmville, VA

Garden Gate #23-4 in Virginia

At first glance, it might seem that the gate is disproportionately shorter than the flanking fence. And yet if you imagine the gates at the same 9′ height, the assembly becomes an overwhelming fortress.

site photo showing double colonial gates in Virginia

PROGRESS
How do I build a wood gate?

Building the WOOD¬† GATE #23–PROGRESS

Circa 2013

Ben shown dry-fitting the pattern to a typical #23.

Ben prowell building the colonial gate #23

WOOD GATE #23–PROGRESS

Below, in 2003.

Ben and charles shown how to build the colonial garden gate #23

WOOD GATE #23–PROGRESS

1998

Charles experimenting with the original pattern. As with so many of the designs, it begins as a speculative venture, which may or may not resonate with the needs or appeals of a supportive public.

showing charles prowell building the original gate #23 in 1995

WOODL GATE #23–PROGRESS

2019

The layout for the #23-8 is double the work.

workshop photos of wood gate #23-8 in progress.

WOOD GATE #23–PROGRESS

2019

It helps to label each member of the pattern.

In-progress shop photos of wood gate #23-8bb. prowell woodworks

WOOD GATE #23–PROGRESS

2019

The labeling prior to glue-up.

showing how to build and label the patterns for gate 23.

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#23——-0812-Creative Electrical (cropped)
#23-1—-0618-Markowski
#23-2— 0410–Solenon
#23-3—-# 0117-Foss
#23-4—-0812-Creative-Electrical
#23-5—1214-Reinhold
#23-7–1864-Magura

#23-8—#23-8—1936-Wilson