WOOD GARDEN GATES #40
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Garden Gate #40-4 flanked by mature hedges.
The side of the house, featuring a pair of Garden Gates style #40-4 on either side of the garage doors.
A few night photos, kindly sent in from our accommodating patron. Garden gate #40-4 as the primary entry.
Showing a pair of lighted garden columns Style #6.
Sea Ranch, CA
Several wood gates #40-3 appointed throughout this property. Straddling the narrow, winding Pacific Coast Highway along the Sonoma coast, The Sea Ranch community spans about ten miles of coastline.. Created as a concept in the mid-60s, it quickly became a precedent for all future coastal developments along the California coast. To mixed reviews, and resulting in part toward the formation of the Coastal Land Trust, created to preserve the coast and prevent further such developments.
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Sea Ranch, CA
The HOA of Sea Ranch was one of the first communities restricting colors to a weathered gray stain. With the exception, it seems, of our outdoor gates stained with a WoodRX ‘Natural’ finish.
Note: To prevent potential checking over the years from moisture absorption, its advisable to seal the top end-grain of your posts with AnchorSeal–a liquid emulsified wax that lasts a lifetime.
Sea Ranch, CA
The ‘Natural’ stain of outdoor gate #40-3 against the gray fenceline. The endless gray of Sea Ranch.
An open-picket outdoor wood gate design. Narrower middle rail. By lowering the mid-rail from it’s normal placement near the upper third, or ‘Golden Rectangle’, we see a dramatically more stout proportion to the same gate. Showing the cropped shop photo of just one leaf of the double gates.
Speaking of stout: Casing the neighborhood, Jocko chanced upon the outdoor wood gate with its repeating pickets reminiscent of a cell block and for a moment, a fleeting moment, he was drawn back to the cold dank days of a life gone bad. A life quarantined among the thieves and the murderers and the side-show carnies of San Quentin’s famed South Block. The Big Q. The Bastion on the Bay. Dreaming of that temptress.
Garden Gate #40 in Orinda, California. Circa 1996. Photographed in the studio, all alone, the Gates make for a sad image if compared to the below image, settled into the bucolic setting of a peaceful garden. But wait! What’s this? Yes, of course. Does Jocko know? Just inside the garden, his lovely Lolita, succumbing in his long absence to a bevy of fears and phobias that appear to include, well . . . peach trees? Oh Jocko. Hurry!
San Anselmo, CA
With Pattern Blocks
The original outdoor wood gate #40-2 in San Anselmo, California varies in the mid-rail placement, as well as the use of Pattern Blocks in the upper and lower sections. (hence to Base + 7%)
The Fence style #2 accompanies this gate.
#40-5 features a wood gate design with a scalloped arch.
#40-6 features the pickets at 2-5/8″ wide x 1-5/8″ thickness. The same picket spacing as the standard #40. A ‘heavy lumber’ gate style, hence the +20%.
Also showing wood fence style #3Photo credit: Ben Prowell
As double gates.Photo credit: Ben Prowell
Lincoln, MassachusettsPhoto credit: Ben Prowell
Gates #40-7 feature the same 3-1/4″ wide pickets as 40-6. The right gate received embedded wiring from the center vertical stile to feed out on the hinge edge that will ultimately source a MagnaLock.
The MagnaLock allow the gate to move dimensionally over the seasons–swelling and contracting–without disabling the magnetic security hold. The keypad / intercom release has been installed on the column to the right.
The disadvantage to this security solution is that it relies on a power source, and if the power itself is compromised, the gate loses its positive stop and will consequently slam open and closed until eventually someone notices. By that time, however, it might be too late. A few hundred slams in the wind can cause damage to the gate. The Magnal Lock also requires an electrical professional for installation, as well as a slightly cumbersome chunk of hardware that was never designed for its aesthetic qualities.
To see more on the MagnaLock, scroll down the Specification page on Electronic Access solutions